NMFS Announces Issuance of Permit for Abalone Research

The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced approval of a scientific research permit for the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, to take anadromous fish under the Endangered Species Act during the course of research on the management, conservation, and recovery of black abalone. Anadromous fish are defined as fish born in freshwater who spend most of their lives in saltwater and return to freshwater to spawn, such as salmon and some species of sturgeon.