Groundfish Analysis Team

The Groundfish Analysis Team supports essential needs of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and the Pacific Fishery Management Council  (The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.) (PFMC) for information on commercial and recreational groundfish species. The Team is made up of two overlapping sub-teams, one focusing on stock assessments, and the other focusing on surveys, ecosystem assessment, and fishery-oceanography. Team members have actively participated on the PFMC Groundfish Management Team since its inception in 1977, and over the years have made many significant contributions in the form of stock assessments, development of new methods, evaluation of alternative management procedures, and at-sea collection and processing of important data on fisheries.

Team members also provide support for the California Cooperative Port Sampling Program with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Team members

Research activities

Selected recent publications

  • Spatial valuation of California marine fisheries as a ecosystem service
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    Miller, Rebecca R., John C. Field, Jarrod A. Santora, Melissa H. Monk, Rosemary Kosaka, and Cynthia Thomson. In press. Spatial valuation of California marine fisheries as a ecosystem service. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
  • Impacts of ocean-climate variability on biodiversity of pelagic forage species in an upwelling ecosystem
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    Santora, Jarrod A., Elliott L. Hazen, Isaac D. Schroeder, Steven J. Bograd, Keith M. Sakuma, and John C. Field. 2017. Impacts of ocean-climate variability on biodiversity of pelagic forage species in an upwelling ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 580:205-220.
  • A meta-analysis of fecundity in rockfishes (genus Sebastes)
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    Dick, E.J., Sabrina Beyer, Marc Mangel, and Stephen Ralston. 2017. A meta-analysis of fecundity in rockfishes (genus Sebastes). Fisheries Research 187:73-85.
  • Anomalous epipelagic micronekton assemblage patterns in the neritic waters of the California Current in spring 2015 during a period of extreme ocean conditions
    Sakuma, Keith M., John C. Field, Nathan J. Mantua, Stephen Ralston, Baldo B. Marinovic, and Cynthia N. Carrion. 2016. Anomalous epipelagic micronekton assemblage patterns in the neritic waters of the California Current in spring 2015 during a period of extreme ocean conditions. CalCOFI Reports 57:163-183.
  • Effects of size-dependent relative fecundity specifications in fishery stock assessments
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    He, Xi, John C. Field, Sabrina G. Beyer, and Susan M. Sogard. 2015. Effects of size-dependent relative fecundity specifications in fishery stock assessments. Fisheries Research 165:54-62.
Last modified: 10/3/2017