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Cutbacks end productive black rockfish tagging project

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 13th, 2013

An ODFW biologist injects a tracking tag into a black rockfish as part of a study to assess the numbers of these fish. That study, which was initiated in 2002, is been discontinued to due a lack of federal funding.

NEWPORT A successful tagging project of the popular black rockfish off Newport has ended after 11 years because of reductions in federal funds, but its learning curve had flattened and other programs need to be funded.

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