Steelhead Tag Journey Demonstrates Value of Pacific Coast Fish

The fact that a bird in New Zealand fed its chick food from the northwestern U.S. shows exactly why protecting coastal fish species is so vital to ecosystem health. “A 2.9-inch steelhead left a Washington state hatchery in 2005 with a tiny implanted electronic tag. In April, Maori hunter Dale Whaitiri on Big Moggy Island off southern New Zealand killed a young sooty shearwater chick and found the tag inside.” Article by the Associated Press.

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