☛ TS Humboldt's Fritzsche heads to London for world fish conference
Humboldt State University fisheries professor and former harbor commissioner Ron Fritzsche will go to London in January as part of an elite panel that will investigate the status of the world's endangered marine fishes.
Fritzsche is the only West Coast representative on the 18-member panel invited to the conference, and has specific expertise to offer. The conference is the Sampled Red List Index Marine Fish Workshop, organized by the Zoological Society of London and the Global Marine Species Assessment.
A world authority on pipefish, seahorses, cornet fish and trumpet fish, Fritzsche has worked for more than 30 years with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to develop fish identification guides for fishery workers around the world.