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April 19, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Sno-King CCA Chapter meeting is Thursday in Sammamish, and biologist Dan Tonnes will discuss rockfish

Canary Rockfish 2

(Photo by Mike Siegel, Seattle Times staff photographer)

The Coastal Conservation Association of Washington Sno-King Chapter meeting is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall, 14654 148th Avenue N.E. in Woodinville.

There will be a presentation on rockfish by Dan Tonnes, a biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

There are a wide range of rockfish that inhabit the marine areas of Washingtpon, including the yelloweye, canary and bocaccio that were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 2010.

Tonnes work has focused on diverse issues, ranging from long-term watershed habitat conservation plans to fisheries management and research of near-shore and estuary environments. He serves as Board Vice President of FundaciĆ³n ProPesca, which is an organization that promotes the development and implementation of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture management in Central America and the Caribbean.

For details on the meeting, call 206-465-6905 or email Rick_Lind@comcast.net.

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