The weather is warming, the rain has finally stopped, and we are seeing the annual migration of visitors to our beautiful coastal beaches, waters and sounds. It’s also a busy time at the Division of Marine Fisheries.
There’s an easy way for beachgoers, anglers and other coastal water users to stay up-to-date on water quality in areas where they work and play. The Division of Marine Fisheries’ Recreational Water Quality Program monitors the most popular areas.
They are not the staff lead biologists seen at fisheries meetings and quoted in the news media, but they do play an integral role in fisheries management. Meet some of the Division of Marine Fisheries’ technicians in the Fisheries Management Section . . .