CCA CAL recently put on another broodstock for California Halibut in San Diego Bay. Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute were searching specifically for male halibut that were “ripe” and females that are reproductively active to put in their tanks. This second trip was part of a continued trial run using smaller private boats delivering fish to a mothership to hold.
In a little over 6 hours, the team captured 19 fish, with the majority of them being males. It was a very successful trip and our partners at HSWRI had to cut us off early from fishing. all 19 fish are going to be used 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.
A big thanks to CCA CAL Sponsor Mark Milhelich from Boundless Boat Charters, Ruairi MacNamara, Kevin Stuart, and Ian Zander from HSWRI, and to everybody else who joined us and participated throughout the day.
If you would like to get involved in our broodstock trips, please contact us to get on our list of volunteers for broodstock. Please note that space is limited to the number of boats that are available for each trip.
Make sure to visit our photo gallery to see pictures from the day.