A new study has found that fish caught in water off the Pacific coast of the U.S. are actually catching tuna and shrimp, the same species they’re usually eaten by.
The study, published this week in the journal Marine Policy, looked at fishing for bluegill and monkfish on California beaches and found the fish caught there were in fact the same types they’re eaten by humans.
The finding contradicts the conventional thinking that these species are rare in the ocean.
“This shows that fish are a common part of marine food webs and it shows that they’re more abundant than they have been for decades,” said lead author David Smith, a research professor at the University of California, Davis, who conducted the research with UC Davis researchers.
Smith also said the findings showed that tuna and shrimps are actually “much more common” in ocean waters than previously thought.
“In the oceans of the Pacific Northwest, the number of species of tuna and Shrimps has been rising dramatically in recent years,” Smith said in a statement.
“These fish have been caught on California’s beaches for decades, and there are more than 100,000 of them.”
“It’s a significant finding, but it doesn’t mean they’re a threat to humans,” said Michael G. Bouchard, an oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who was not involved in the research.
“There’s still plenty of fish in the world that are not eaten by people.”
The study was conducted using the U-Haul tuna and salmon boats that have been used by the U:The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which owns the boats, declined to comment on the study.
The department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
But the research, which was done using the latest satellite data, showed the fish were actually more common than previously believed, Smith said.
It also showed that bluegills were being caught, not just in the waters of the region, but in ocean water off of California’s coast.
Boulter said that even if people ate bluegilled tuna and shellfish, the amount of bluegilla caught would be much lower than what they’re caught in wild areas of the ocean, where the animals are more common.
“It does not appear that the bluegilling populations have increased in areas where bluegilkes are abundant,” Boulters study said.
“But it does appear that there are other places where the fish are more abundant and they’re catching bluegils, which are not as abundant elsewhere.”
Boultery and Smith did not say where in the United States they found the bluegar and shrimp in the data.
In an email, Smith did say that if it were a threat, it would be “in the waters near coastal areas where there are fishing vessels.”
The California Department to the Environment also declined to say whether the fish in its catch were bluegilt.
“We don’t collect or measure fish that are caught by human hands,” the agency said.
In addition, the data didn’t show that there was any increase in the number or amount of fish caught by fishing vessels since the start of the study, Smith added.
“The study has shown that fish species that are typically eaten by the people and the fishermen are not being eaten by other people,” Smith added in the email.
“I don’t think the fishing industry would be interested in releasing fish caught from their vessels in the oceans around the country.”
Bouchards research also found that there were more species of sea turtles caught off the California coast than in the years prior to the study’s completion, the study showed.
That’s because turtles are much more common on the California beaches than in other areas, the researchers found.
It’s not clear how common the sea turtles are in California’s oceans, but they’re often found in the coastal areas of coastal California where fishing occurs.
Bousfield said the data also didn’t account for the fact that the number and size of fishing boats has increased since the study was completed.
The data also showed fewer turtles were caught by commercial fishermen in 2015 than in 2014, according to Boulsards research.
But Smith said that the turtles caught in 2015 were larger than those caught in 2014.
“That’s a problem,” he said.
Boucher said the state should work to improve the numbers of fish it catches and release them to the ocean in the future.
“If you’re going to put your eggs in a basket, don’t put your turtles in it,” he told The Washington Post.
“They’re the best thing we can do.”
The U.K. and Canada also have more than a billion sea turtles, Boulton said, and their numbers are dropping.
“All the studies in the U, all the studies that have come out in the last year have shown that sea turtles and sea