The white seabass hatchery at SEA Lab in Redondo Beach suffered total loss due to power outage. An estimated 3,000 white sea bass were being raised on site by volunteers with the King Harbor Ocean Enhancement Foundation, which works to restock local waters with WSB. Volunteers were told to clean the tanks and await a delivery of new fish, expected to arrive in May 2015.
The Redondo Beach grow-out receives white seabass hatched in Carlsbad by Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute. They keep the fish for five to six months until mature enough to release into the wild.
The King Harbor Ocean Enhancement Foundation relies on volunteers and community support. Proceeds from the 2nd Annual White Seabass Spearfishing Classic in honor of Kirk McNulty will be donated to the organization.