Collaborative Research on Night Smelt

Start/End: February, 2014 to March, 2015

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 events and characterize spawning habitat, 2) gather basic life history information on the spawning population of night smelt including measurements of sex, age, length, weight, and 3) examine bycatch in the commercial night smelt fishery landings. The commercial night smelt harvest typically occurs between January and August.

Co-principal Investigators