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Point Loma San Diego - North San Diego Bay. Courtesy of cultivar413.

“Fishing for Meaning”

The underlying social significance of harvesting and eating seafood from urban San Diego Bay

The PIER team bolts an Argos transmitter to the dorsal fin of a swordfish caught with deep-set gear. The transmitters allow the researcher to track movements of swordfish throughout their annual migration cycles. Photo credit: PIER

Scientists study Pacific swordfish ecology for sustainable management

The swordfish industry is big business. By studying the genetics and movements of swordfish, scientists have begun to address important management questions for this elusive resource.

In December of 2019, Pacific sardines were collected for experimentation in net pens of the Everingham Bros. Bait Co. in Mission Bay, San Diego, CA.

California’s sardines aren’t growing as large in warming oceans

Climate change sardines may impact fisheries and food webs.