An aurora rockfish, held by a fisherman, at a processing facility in Warrenton, Oregon. (AP)
A worker prepares to dump a bucket of fish onto a conveyor belt for sorting. (AP)
Kevin Dunn, a trawler who fishes for groundfish, stands next to his boat. He will be able to fish again soon. (AP)
A whole fleet of ships that fish for groundfish off the Oregon and Washington coast sit at the dock. (AP)
Wild-caught Dover sole from Oregon waters sold in a grocery store seafood case. Dover sole is a species of groundfish, which fisherman have only been allowed to catch in small numbers. (AP)
“Please find a better place to fish,” fish experts said.
Why? “Fish families need to grow.” Fishermen were helpful.
They moved their boats. Fish families grew. Teamwork saved sea life.