California’s wildfire season is over and the fishery has been able to recover.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the total stock of fish has recovered in the Golden State.
Fish stocks are a key indicator of the health of a fishery.
They are used as a proxy for other indicators such as food availability, the abundance of predators, and the ability of fish to adapt to climate change.
Fishermen caught a record 2,927,000 fish during the fire season.
That’s an average of 8.9 million per day.
In addition, fish stocks are also used as indicators of climate change, which can affect fish populations and the food web.
Fish in California can suffer more than 90 percent of the impacts of climate changes, according to a report published last year by the Center for Biological Diversity.