An In-Seine Experience

By Doug Painter
CCA Skidaway Chapter

As part of the Skidaway Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA) overall effort to help ensure quality fishing in the 151 lagoons in The Landings, a group of eight CCA volunteers recently spent two days seining selected lagoons to help quantify the success of fish hatches of key species.

This year, 30 lagoons, including five brackish lagoons, were seined.

“The results confirm that our lagoons are super healthy with multiple hatches of juvenile bass and blue gill.”  noted CCA Seining Coordinator Rich Hackett. “The brackish waters contain baby shrimp, tarpon, lady fish, mud minnows, mosquito fish, needle fish, and shiners.”

Seining along with electrofishing are the key aquatic management tools used to collect data to determine which lagoons will be stocked each year.

Photos courtesy of Mike Welsh