New Barotrauma Webpage Posted

Barotrauma is a condition experienced in rockfish (Sebastes spp.) by the change in pressure during capture. This is often fatal in the released fish as it makes it difficult to resubmerge and creates the danger of exposure. Beginning in December 2011, Fisheries Resources Division researchers began a study on the recompression and post-release survival of rockfish. The method and results of this study can be viewed on the new Barotrauma Study webpage, including further information on barotrauma and a video of the efforts.