Members and volunteers from CCA CAL spent two days fishing in San Diego Bay for halibut for the Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute (HSWRI). Throughout the two days, we had five different boats fishing, plus one mothership which held all of the fish that were kept. This was the first time holding a broodstock trip on private boats, rather than sport boats.
We were able to pull in 14 legal sized halibut for HSWRI’s Dick Laub Fisheries Replenishment Program. According to HSWRI, broodstock are the breeders that produce eggs that are cultured into juvenile fish, which are ultimately released into the ocean.
Joining the effort were members of the CCA San Diego Chapter Board, CCA CAL Executive Director Wayne Kotow, and Assistant Director Chris Arechaederra, who’s boat served as the mothership.
A big thank you to Chad Gierlich from Hookup Baits, San Diego Chapter Board Member Norm Campbell, and CCA Member Steve Casey for giving up their time and resources while fishing both days with us.
We’d also like to thank Kevin Stuart, Mark Drawbridge, and Ian Zander from HSWRI for all of their help in these trips, and for coming out fishing with us.
Make sure to check out all of the pictures from both days in our photo gallery.