Fellow uses oceanographic data to understand marine debris and ocean acidification
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Fellow uses oceanographic data to understand marine debris and ocean acidification

California Sea Grant provides unique educational opportunities for graduate students in the form of 12-month paid fellowships. Laura Lilly is the new Sea Grant fellow for SCCOOS, CeNCOOS and NANOOS with the West Coast Governors Alliance (WCGA) Ocean Data Portal (ODP). This one-year West Coast Oceanographic Data Integration Fellowship began November 2013. Laura is hosted … Continue reading

New videos on Central Coast’s no-fishing zones
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New videos on Central Coast’s no-fishing zones

Curious about how the Central Coast’s no-fishing zones are working and what scientists have observed since the landmark underwater parks went into effect in 2007? California Sea Grant’s Rick Starr, a faculty member at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, has led two monitoring projects for the Central Coast study region, and he recently gave talks on … Continue reading

CA Sea Grant Specialist to study halibut fishery
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CA Sea Grant Specialist to study halibut fishery

SANTA CRUZ – California Sea Grant Fisheries Specialist Carrie Pomeroy has received a one-year grant from Collaborative Fisheries Research West to study the commercial California halibut fishery. The study, which begins this month, aims to gather socioeconomic data on the fishery, in partnership with the commercial fishing community and state fisheries managers. “The focus is on … Continue reading

NOAA Selects California’s Russian River as Its First Habitat Focus Area
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NOAA Selects California’s Russian River as Its First Habitat Focus Area

SANTA ROSA – Fish habitats, flood control and weather forecasting along California’s Russian River will be getting special attention, as NOAA has selected the Sonoma-Mendocino watershed as its first Habitat Focus Area within its Habitat Blueprint. Habitat Blueprint spotlights the value of habitats to people and wildlife and showcases restoration and science success stories. In … Continue reading

Tagging  “calamari”
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Tagging “calamari”

LA JOLLA – More squid is caught in California waters than all other seafood species combined, making the market squid the state’s largest and most valuable fishery. But has the fishery gotten too big? Landings have been trending upward since the 1980s and for the last three years have met or come close to the catch limit. To put some numbers to … Continue reading