California Ocean Protection Council (OPC)
Collaborative fisheries research to build socioeconomic essential fishery information: a test case
A California Sea Grant Coastal Specialist is leading a socioeconomic study of the commercial fishery for California halibut in partnership with the commercial fishing community, state fisheries man
Crowd Sourcing Essential Fishery Information for California halibut
The goal of this project is to collect Essential Fishery Information from sport-caught California halibut (Paralichthys californicus).
Collaborative Research on Night Smelt
The specific objectives of this research project are to form a collaboration between commercial fishermen, resource managers, and marine fisheries ecologists, to: 1) document locations of spawning
California Spiny Lobsters and South Coast MPAs: A Partnership to Quantify Baseline Levels of Abundance, Size Structure, Habitat Use and Movement
In this project, researchers are estimating spiny lobster densities within six South Coast MPAs and adjacent reference sites and will relate these estimates to bottom features, such as rocky crevic
Baseline Characterization of Nearshore Fish Communities Associated with Rocky Reef Habitats
In this collaborative fisheries research project, scientists will partner with charter boat fishing captains and volunteer anglers to characterize the baseline status of nearshore rocky reef fish a
Baseline Characterization of Sandy Beach and Surf-Zone Ecosystems
The goal of this project is to provide the first comprehensive baseline characterization of the region’s sandy beach and adjacent surf-zone ecosystems.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Keystone Marine Species and Ecosystems
Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) can be defined as the cumulative body of scientific knowledge passed through cultural transmission by indigenous peoples over many generations.
Baseline Characterization of Estuarine Ecosystems
The North Coast has 16 major estuaries that support a wide diversity of plant and animal life, including salmon and other commercially important species.
Baseline Characterization and Monitoring of the MPAs along the North Coast: ROV Surveys of the Subtidal
Researchers will use a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to capture video and still images of seafloor communities from 20- to 500-meters depth along the North Coast, with an emphasis on characterizi
Integrative Assessment of Baseline Ecological and Socioeconomic Conditions and Initial Changes within the South Coast MPA Region
Management of natural resources to meet a wide array of goals – ranging from conservation of biodiversity to enhancing economic yields of harvested species – is a challenging task and requires a br