Photo courtesy of James Losee, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
I just ran across an opportunity for those of you who fish the salt for coastal cutthroat to contribute to a citizen-science program aimed at understanding levels of parasitism on these fine fish. In short, you catch fish, count parasites, and report your findings online. It's not unlike the fishing survey the club supports on Pass Lake each spring. For full details, check out the Coastal Cutthroat Coalition website.
Participating in this project requires no minimum time commitment. It's an easy way for those of us who love a walk on the beach and a tug on the line to give something back. Embrace the scientist within and help WDFW manage this fishery as best it can.