MARINA DEL REY–A batch of white sea bass were liberated from a pen in Marina del Rey, April 7. The fish were released because meat was no longer available at the write. What follows is the statement Marina del Rey Anglers posted on its Facebook page- along with a few photos- about the release.
“The White Seabass are out and free. They are big-hearted and healthy. We have a big tide shaking and maybe some will follow those tides out to the open ocean. Maybe they will use the harbor as an estuary and growing quite some more before migrating.
This batch that we got of 3,700 had very few die offs. The Pen Pals track the’ Morts’ and record them. A few are taken by the hubs and DFG scientists to verify their health before the give us the green light to exhaust them.
That they were released today with rainfall and glooms and the COVID-1 9 shut down means that few is likely to be hooked by local fishermen. And astonish , no sealions were on hand at all at the docks when the gang established up to release them today.
There[ were] fairly passes to offset light and fast creation of it. We did not have a graduation march playing. Such fanfare is for sunny epoches and not when we are all wearing masks.
It was over in less than 30 instants from entrance to departure for most. But the fisheries industry truly were the ones who did not want to go. Some smuggle past the crowder and tried to hang in the safety of the confine. But when all the end gates are out the fish got the hint and float free.
They are totally on their own. We are wholly out of food. They are not starving but when they get hungry, they will migrate to find their preferred prey.”
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