Safe and Sustainable Fisheries and Seafood Supply
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.
Forecasts and Adaptation of Tuna Fisheries in Response to El Niño Southern Oscillation
Because of the sensitivity of tuna fisheries to temperature, medium and long-term climate changes create potential challenges for future catch and fishery sustainability.
Efficiency Costs of Restrictions in Tradable Permit Programs: Analysis of the Alaskan Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota System
The Alaskan halibut and sablefish fishery is currently managed under a “catch-shares” program, known as an individual transferable quota (ITQ).
Quantifying the roles of environmental variability and the portfolio effect in the population dynamics of the Sacramento River Fall Chinook salmon stock
In 2007, low returns of Sacramento River Fall run Chinook (SRFC) to spawning grounds prompted the closure of the state’s largest salmon fishery.
Developing a new ecosystem-based management approach: using ecosystem models to calculate a better estimate of population scale for single-species models
The single-species models used to manage quotas for individual fishery stocks rely heavily on estimates of population “scale” (abundance).
Quantifying the interactive effects of ocean acidification, temperature change, and fishing behavior on population dynamics and management decisions
Ocean acidification (OA) and changing temperatures could alter the spatial distribution and sustainability of marine invertebrate populations, including for commercially and ecologically important
Propagation of Environmental Variability Across Trophic Levels: How Biological and Ecological Factors Influence Sensitivity of Communities to Climate and Fishing
Climate change may exacerbate year-to-year fluctuations in fish stock sizes, and if this occurs, managers will be faced with new challenges.