forage fish

Protect What You Love: Green Boating in the San Juan Islands

May 13, 2021

The rich marine environment of the San Juan Islands offers extensive recreational opportunities such as wildlife viewing, fishing, and crabbing. Last year’s pandemic-related travel restrictions led to huge increases in boat traffic in the islands, and this summer is shaping up to be extra busy as well. All of these extra boats — crowding waterways, ... read more

Citizen Scientists Needed for Forage Fish Surveys in the San Juans!

October 4, 2019

Friends of the San Juans is seeking citizen scientists to help conduct beach surveys for spawning forage fish over the next two years. There will be a survey training session on October 26 from 9 am – 1 pm with researchers from Friends and Salish Sea Biological at the Old Town of Friday Harbor Fire ... read more

How do we find forage fish eggs? Learn about it here!

December 6, 2018

Post by Jess Newley, Marine Program Assistant Last week I got to hang out with the forage fish guru himself, Dan Pentilla. Since starting with Friends as the marine program assistant a month ago, I have been busy out on the beaches around San Juan and Lopez islands, collecting sand samples to help us document ... read more

Friends has done so much to identify those critical beaches where the forage fish are spawning and that is work that I value greatly. Once we know the spawning locations, we can permanently protect those very important beaches.

Debby Clausen and Kim Sundberg

members, San Juan Island