Roelofs, emeritus professor of fisheries biology at HSU to give lecture

Explore North Coast is hosting a talk by Terry Roelofs, emeritus professor of fisheries biology at Humboldt State University, Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 Waterfront Drive in Eureka. Admission is free.

A self-described fish fanatic, Roelofs has served on the biological review committees of California Trout and Oregon Trout, served for years on the California Citizens Advisory Board on Salmon and Steelhead and served as an expert witness for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and various environmental groups in state and federal courts.

Roelofs will talk about fish facts regarding the lives of this most diverse group of animals with backbones. He will discuss why, when the world oceans cover 70 percent of the globe, the inland waters have a far greater number of species; the feeding and reproductive behaviors of fish in general; and likely even tell a few fish stories and explore the broad question of “why people fish.” For more information, call 616-0016 or visit

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