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Fishing the Food Web

SARDINES, MACKEREL AND OTHER “FORAGE FISH” are more valuable as food for larger species such as cod and tuna than as a commercial catch in their own right. In 2012, an international panel recommended that harvest limits should “be more conservative than those for other species,” says Oregon State fish biologist Selina Heppell, a member […]

Lines in the Water

As fishermen, scientists and coastal communities spar over Oregon’s system of marine reserves, OSU researchers and their partners are developing the science. One of their first testing grounds is Port Orford’s Redfish Rocks.