© 2017 by Carolyn Miller
Overview Kids Version
Original Tales by Carolyn Miller
Have you ever gone fishing in the ocean? It's really great fun! Jessi was excited
when she caught her first flounder. Everyone was so happy for her. Pop helped
her remove the hook and she put the fish in the ice chest. A little while later
Gwyneth caught a flounder, too, but she had to put her flounder back in the
ocean. It was too small to keep. She was very disappointed. On that same trip,
Natalie caught a fish called a tautog (tog). It was big and fat but she had to put
that one back, too. It was not the right season to catch that species.
When you go fishing, you need to know the rules about each fish. Government
agencies and scientists make regulations that help protect each species of fish. If
we carelessly catch too many fish, a species could become endangered. This is
Those who make these rules need to get information about the number and
health of the fish. This book tells the story of how the scientists from the Virginia
Institute of Marine Science work on a project called NEAMAP that is actually
Counting the Fish in the Sea and providing information that will help make
As you travel along with the scientists in this book, keep in mind that the goal is
to return the fish back to the sea alive.
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