Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory

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Fishery/Environmental Linkages: Comparative Fisheries Oceanography

The comparative fisheries oceanography work is a continuation of over a decade of analyses which have been carried out in cooperation with PFEG's other research tasks. This research utilizes oceanographic and meteorological information, supplied by the U.S. Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center to describe interactions between the environment and the biology of the small pelagic fishes which comprise one third of the world's marine fish catch (sardines, anchovies, mackerel and other small pelagic fishes). This research, which started on populations in the California Current, has expanded to include analyses of populations in the Peru, Benguela, Agulhas, Canary, Kuroshio, and Brazil Currents.
Marine Resources and Upwelling Regions
New research is directed towards assessing the impact of climate change on spatial production dynamics of small pelagics and expanding the comparative work to include albacore tuna and salmon.
Abacore Age Distribution in Relation to Ocean 

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