Safe and Sustainable Fisheries and Seafood Supply
Developing an Index of Abundance for Pacific Sardine in California
New aerial surveys of sardines off Southern California will address fishermen’s concerns that sardine abundance estimates are effectively “missing California fish,” as this project will help pay fo
Cooperative Tagging and Tracking of Yellowtail to Assess Recruitment and Residency in the Southern California Bight
Yellowtail are a highly sought after trophy fish, whose basic life history characteristics are poorly understood.
Testing the Feasibility of Urban Coastal Direct Seafood Markets
The goal of this project is to facilitate a diverse and local sustainable fishing industry by raising public awareness of the benefits and value of supporting locally caught and grown fish and shel
Targeting Swordfish Deep During the Day to Reduce Bycatch
In this collaborative fisheries research project, scientists are tagging and tracking swordfish to learn more about the billfish’s movement patterns in relation to sea turtle habitat.
Mortality and Population Abundance of Three Species of Paralabrax off San Diego, California
In this project, anglers are catching, tagging and releasing calico bass and barred sand bass on chartered sportfishing trips to select sites inside and outside the new South Coast marine protected
An Assessment of the Responses of Rockfish Populations to Rockfish Conservation Area Closures in the Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries
Large swaths of the seafloor off the U.S.
Sustaining Fishing Communities by Enhancing Value in a Landings-Constrained Environment
The vast majority of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, and over time more of it is coming from fish or shellfish farms.
Social and Economic Effects of ITQs on the West Coast Groundfish Fishery: Solving the Weak Stock/Bycatch Problem
In 2011, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and NOAA Fisheries established a West Coast groundfish catch-shares program to help rebuild vulnerable stocks within the complex of groundfish spec
The Future of the California Chinook Salmon Fishery: Roles of Climate Variation, Habitat Restoration, Hatchery Practices and Biocomplexity
This project seeks to provide managers with tools for weighing the pros and cons of various restoration options for Central Valley and Klamath run Chinook salmon. .
Social Constraints and Solutions for Progressive Development of the Nation’s Offshore Aquaculture Industry
This project seeks to identify and analyze the social obstacles (constraints) to developing a domestic offshore aquaculture industry.