Tiny fish like herring make up the basis of the food web for our salmon and orca. In this presentation, Washington State Fish & Wildlife biologist Lisa Hillier will discuss what forage fish are, why we care about them, how we sample forage fish, and what the data tells us about their lives.
Lisa Hillier is a biologist with the Marine Fish Science Unit at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. She helps evaluate forage fish spawning locations throughout the southern Salish Sea and works closely with the Marine Resource Committees around Washington State.
This is part of our North Sound Stewards citizen science skill-building series. Learn more about our citizen science work here: https://www.re-sources.org/initiative/citizen-science/
To participate in monthly forage fish sampling, please contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Whatcom MRC's webpage: https://www.whatcomcountymrc.org/meetings-events/monitoring-forage-fish-in-the-salish-sea/
North Sound Stewards is a program of the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee, RE Sources, and the Cherry Point and Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committees.