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Foraging ecology and movement patterns of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the California Current system

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Field, John C., Carl Elliger, Ken Baltz, Graham E. Gillespie, William F. Gilly, R.I. Ruiz-Cooley, Devon Pearse, Julia S. Stewart, William Matsubu, and William A. Walker. 2013. Foraging ecology and movement patterns of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the California Current system. Deep Sea Research II 95:37-51.

Interannual variation in pelagic juvenile rockfish (Sebastes spp.) abundance -- going with the flow

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Ralston, S., K.M. Sakuma, and J.C. Field. 2013. Interannual variation in pelagic juvenile rockfish (Sebastes spp.) abundance -- going with the flow. Fisheries Oceanography 22(4):288-308.

Spatial ecology of krill, micronekton and top predators in the central California Current: Implications for defining ecologically important areas

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Santora, Jarrod A., John C. Field, Isaac D. Schroeder, Keith M. Sakuma, Brian K. Wells, and William J. Sydeman. 2012. Spatial ecology of krill, micronekton and top predators in the central California Current: Implications for defining ecologically important areas. Progress in Oceanography 106:154-174.

Depletion-Based Stock Reduction Analysis: A catch-based method for determining sustainable yields for data-poor fish stocks

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Dick, E.J., and Alec D. MacCall. 2011. Depletion-Based Stock Reduction Analysis: A catch-based method for determining sustainable yields for data-poor fish stocks. Fisheries Research 110(2):331-341.

Interactions of age-dependent mortality and selectivity functions in age-based stock assessment models

He, Xi, Stephen Ralston, and Alec D. MacCall. 2011. Interactions of age-dependent mortality and selectivity functions in age-based stock assessment models. Fishery Bulletin 109(2)198-216.

A meta-analytic approach to quantifying scientific uncertainty in stock assessments

Ralston, Stephen, Andre E. Punt, Owen S. Hamel, John D. DeVore, and Ramon J. Conser. 2011. A meta-analytic approach to quantifying scientific uncertainty in stock assessments. Fishery Bulletin 109(2):217-231.

Spatial organization of krill and seabirds in the central California Current

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Santora, Jarrod A., Stephen Ralston, and William J. Sydeman. 2011. Spatial organization of krill and seabirds in the central California Current. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68(7):1391-1402.

Mesoscale structure and oceanographic determinants of krill hotspots in the California Current: Implications for trophic transfer and conservation

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Santora, Jarrod A., William J. Sydeman, Isaac D. Schroeder, Brian K. Wells, and John C. Field. 2011. Mesoscale structure and oceanographic determinants of krill hotspots in the California Current: Implications for trophic transfer and conservation. Progress in Oceanography 91(4):397-409.

State of the California Current 2009-2010: Regional variation persists through transition from La Nina to El Nino (and back?)

Bjorkstedt, Eric P., Ralf Goericke, Sam McClatchie, Ed Weber, William Watson, Nancy Lo, Bill Peterson, Bob Emmett, Jay Peterson, Reginaldo Durazo, Gilberto Gaxiola-Castro, Francisco Chavez, J.T. Pennington, C.A. Collins, John Field, Steve Ralston, Keith Sakuma, Steve J. Bograd, Franklin B. Schwing, Yan Xue, William J. Sydeman, Sarah Ann Thompson, Jarrod A. Santora, John Largier, Chris Halle, Steven Morgan, Sung Yong Kim, Karlina P.B. Merkens, John A. Hildebrand, and Lisa M. Munger. 2010. State of the California Current 2009-2010: Regional variation persists through transition from La Nina to El Nino (and back?). CalCOFI Reports 51:39-69.

Estimating the impacts of fishing on dependent predators: a case study in the California Current

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Field, J.C., A.D. MacCall, R.W. Bradley, and W.J. Sydeman. 2010. Estimating the impacts of fishing on dependent predators: a case study in the California Current. Ecological Applications 20(8):2223-2236.

Bocaccionomics: the effectiveness of pre-recruit indices for assessment and management of bocaccio

Field, John C., Alec D. MacCall, Stephen Ralston, Milton S. Love, and Eric F. Miller. 2010. Bocaccionomics: the effectiveness of pre-recruit indices for assessment and management of bocaccio. CalCOFI Reports 51:77-90.

Using productivity and susceptibility indices to assess the vulnerability of United States fish stocks to overfishing

Patrick, Wesley S., Paul Spencer, Jason Link, Jason Cope, John Field, Donald Kobayashi, Peter Lawson, Todd Gedamke, Enric Cortés, Olav Ormseth, Keith Bigelow, and William Overholtz. 2010. Using productivity and susceptibility indices to assess the vulnerability of United States fish stocks to overfishing. Fishery Bulletin 108(3):305-322.

A numerical study of inferred rockfish (Sebastes spp.) larval dispersal along the central California coast

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Petersen, Christine H., Patrick T. Drake, Christopher A. Edwards, and Stephen Ralston. 2010. A numerical study of inferred rockfish (Sebastes spp.) larval dispersal along the central California coast. Fisheries Oceanography 19(1):21-41.

Population estimation of bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) based on larval production

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Ralston, S., and B. R. MacFarlane. 2010. Population estimation of bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) based on larval production. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67(6):1005-1020.

Documentation of the California catch reconstruction project

Ralston, Stephen, Donald E. Pearson, John C. Field, and Meisha Key. 2010. Documentation of the California catch reconstruction project. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-461. 80 p.

Status of the widow rockfish resource in 2009

He, Xi, Donald E. Pearson, E.J. Dick, John C. Field, Stephen Ralston, and Alec D. MacCall. 2009. Status of the widow rockfish resource in 2009. In: Status of the Pacific coast groundfish fishery through 2009, stock assessment and fishery evaluation: Stock assessments, STAR Panel reports, and rebuilding analyses. Pacific Fishery Management Council, Portland, Oregon. 187 p.

Identification, description, and daily growth of pelagic larval and juvenile squarespot rockfish, Sebastes hopkinsi (Family Sebastidae)

Laidig, T. E., K. M. Sakuma, J. R. Hyde, W. Watson, and C. Taylor Lawley. 2008. Identification, description, and daily growth of pelagic larval and juvenile squarespot rockfish, Sebastes hopkinsi (Family Sebastidae). CalCOFI Reports 49:212-221.

Reliability of California's groundfish landing estimates from 1969-2006

Pearson, D. E., B. Erwin, and M. Key. 2008. Reliability of California's groundfish landing estimates from 1969-2006. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-431. 133 p.

Spatial variation in fishing intensity and its effect on yield

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Ralston, S., and M. R. O'Farrell. 2008. Spatial variation in fishing intensity and its effect on yield. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65(4):588-599.

Untangling the relationships among climate, prey and top predators in an ocean ecosystem

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Wells, B. K., J. C. Field, J. A. Thayer, C. B. Grimes, S. J. Bograd, W. J. Sydeman, F. B Schwing, and R. Hewitt. 2008. Untangling the relationships among climate, prey and top predators in an ocean ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 364:15-29.

Range expansion and trophic interactions of the jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas, in the California Current

Field, J. C., K. Baltz, A. J. Phillips, and W. A. Walker. 2007. Range expansion and trophic interactions of the jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas, in the California Current. CalCOFI Reports 48:131-146.

Population dynamics of an unexploited rockfish (Sebastes jordani) in the California Current

Field, J.C., E.J. Dick, M. Key, M. Lowry, Y. Lucero, A. MacCall, D. Pearson, S. Ralston, W. Sydeman, and J. Thayer. 2007. Population dynamics of an unexploited rockfish (Sebastes jordani) in the California Current. In: Jonathan Heifetz et al. (eds.), Biology, assessment, and management of North Pacific rockfishes (23rd Lowell Wakefield Symposium), p. 451-472. Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-07-01.

Ten commandments for ecosystem-based fisheries scientists

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Francis, R. C., M. A. Hixon, M. E. Clarke, S. A. Murawski, and S. Ralston. 2007. Ten commandments for ecosystem-based fisheries scientists. Fisheries 32(5):217-233.

A management strategy evaluation of rebuilding revision rules for overfished rockfish stocks

Punt, Andre E., and Stephen Ralston. 2007. A management strategy evaluation of rebuilding revision rules for overfished rockfish stocks. In: J. Heifetz, et al. (eds.), Biology, assessment, and management of north Pacific rockfishes, p. 329-351. Alaska Sea Grant no. AK-SG-07-01.

High-frequency patterns in abundance of larval Pacific hake, Merluccius productus, and rockfish, Sebastes spp., at a single fixed station off central California

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Sakuma, K. M., S. Ralston, and D. A. Roberts. 2007. High-frequency patterns in abundance of larval Pacific hake, Merluccius productus, and rockfish, Sebastes spp., at a single fixed station off central California. Fisheries Oceanography 16(4):383-394.

Does MPA mean Major Problem for Assessments? Considering the consequences of place-based management systems

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Field, J. C., A. E. Punt, R. D. Methot, and C. J. Thomson. 2006. Does MPA mean Major Problem for Assessments? Considering the consequences of place-based management systems. Fish and Fisheries 7(4):284-302.

A prior for steepness in stock-recruitment relationships, based on an evolutionary persistence principle

He, X., M. Mangel, and A. MacCall. 2006. A prior for steepness in stock-recruitment relationships, based on an evolutionary persistence principle. Fishery Bulletin 104(3):428-433.

Interannual and spatial variation in the distribution of young-of-the-year rockfish (Sebastes spp.): expanding and coordinating a survey sampling frame

Sakuma, K. M., S. Ralston, and V. G. Wespestad. 2006. Interannual and spatial variation in the distribution of young-of-the-year rockfish (Sebastes spp.): expanding and coordinating a survey sampling frame. CalCOFI Reports 47:127-139.

Spatial variability in rockfish (Sebastes spp.) recruitment events in the California Current System

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Field, J. C., and S. Ralston. 2005. Spatial variability in rockfish (Sebastes spp.) recruitment events in the California Current System. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62(10):2199-2210.

Age, growth, life history, and fisheries of the sand sole, Psettichthys melanostictus

Pearson, Donald E., and Samuel V.G. McNally. 2005. Age, growth, life history, and fisheries of the sand sole, Psettichthys melanostictus. Marine Fisheries Review 67(4):9-18.

Pigment variability in larval Sebastes jordani off central California

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Sakuma, K. M., C. A. Taylor, and W. Watson. 2005. Pigment variability in larval Sebastes jordani off central California. Journal of Fish Biology 67:510-520.

Description and growth of larval and pelagic juvenile pygmy rockfish (Sebastes wilsoni) (family Sebastidae)

Laidig, T. E., K. M. Sakuma, and J. A. Stannard. 2004. Description and growth of larval and pelagic juvenile pygmy rockfish (Sebastes wilsoni) (family Sebastidae). Fishery Bulletin 102(3):452-463.

Sources of age determination errors for sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)

Pearson, D. E., and F. R. Shaw. 2004. Sources of age determination errors for sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria). Fishery Bulletin 102(1):127-141.

Abundance and distribution patterns of nekton and micronekton in the northern California Current transition zone

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Brodeur, R. D., W. G. Pearcy, and S. Ralston. 2003. Abundance and distribution patterns of nekton and micronekton in the northern California Current transition zone. Journal of Oceanography 59(4):515-535.

An approach to estimating rockfish biomass based on larval production, with application to Sebastes jordani

Ralston, S., J. R. Bence, M. B. Eldridge, and W. H. Lenarz. 2003. An approach to estimating rockfish biomass based on larval production, with application to Sebastes jordani. Fishery Bulletin 101(1):129-146.

West coast groundfish harvest policy

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Ralston, S. 2002. West coast groundfish harvest policy. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22(1):249-250.

Distribution and co-occurrence of rockfishes (family: Sebastidae) over trawlable shelf and slope habitats of California and southern Oregon

Williams, E. H., and S. Ralston. 2002. Distribution and co-occurrence of rockfishes (family: Sebastidae) over trawlable shelf and slope habitats of California and southern Oregon. Fishery Bulletin 100(4):836-855.

Record coastal upwelling in the California Current in 1999

Schwing, F. B., C. S. Moore, S. Ralston, and K. M. Sakuma. 2000. Record coastal upwelling in the California Current in 1999. CalCOFI Reports 41:148-160.

Diel vertical distribution of postflexion larval Citharichthys spp. and Sebastes spp. off central California

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Sakuma, K. M., S. Ralston, and D. A. Roberts. 1999. Diel vertical distribution of postflexion larval Citharichthys spp. and Sebastes spp. off central California. Fisheries Oceanography 8(1):68-76.

Effects of the parasitic copepod Cardiodectes medusaeus on the lanternfishes Diaphus theta and Tarletonbeania crenularis off central California

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Sakuma, K. M., S. Ralston, W. H. Lenarz, and M. Embury. 1999. Effects of the parasitic copepod Cardiodectes medusaeus on the lanternfishes Diaphus theta and Tarletonbeania crenularis off central California. Environmental Biology of Fishes 55(4):423-430.

Description of pelagic larval and juvenile grass rockfish, Sebastes rastrelliger (family Scorpaenidae), with an examination of age and growth

Laidig, T. E., and K. M. Sakuma. 1998. Description of pelagic larval and juvenile grass rockfish, Sebastes rastrelliger (family Scorpaenidae), with an examination of age and growth. Fishery Bulletin 96(4):788-796.

The state of the California Current, 1997-1998: transition to El Niño conditions

Lynn, R. J., T. Baumgartner, J. Garcia, C. A. Collins, T. L. Hayward, K. D. Hyrenbach, A. W. Mantyla, T. Murphree, A. Shankle, F. B. Schwing, K. M. Sakuma, and M. J. Tegner. 1998. The state of the California Current, 1997-1998: transition to El Niño conditions. CalCOFI Reports 39:25-49.

Documentation of California's commercial market sampling data entry and expansion programs

Pearson, D. E., and B. Erwin. 1997. Documentation of California's commercial market sampling data entry and expansion programs. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-240. 62 p.

Vertical and horizontal distribution of juvenile Pacific whiting (Merluccius productus) in relation to hydrograhy off California

Sakuma, K. M., and S. Ralston. 1997. Vertical and horizontal distribution of juvenile Pacific whiting (Merluccius productus) in relation to hydrography off California. CalCOFI Reports 38:137-146.

Description of pelagic larval and juvenile stripetail rockfish, Sebastes saxicola (family Scorpaenidae), with an examination of larval growth

Laidig, T. E., K. M. Sakuma, and M. M. Nishimoto. 1996. Description of pelagic larval and juvenile stripetail rockfish, Sebastes saxicola (family Scorpaenidae), with an examination of larval growth. Fishery Bulletin 94:289-299.

Timing of hyaline-zone formation as related to sex, location, and year of capture in otoliths of the widow rockfish, Sebastes entomelas

Pearson, Donald E. 1996. Timing of hyaline-zone formation as related to sex, location, and year of capture in otoliths of the widow rockfish, Sebastes entomelas. Fishery Bulletin 94(1):190-197.

Accuracy of age estimates for larval Sebastes jordani

Ralston, Stephen, Edward B. Brothers, Dale A. Roberts, and Keith M. Sakuma. 1996. Accuracy of age estimates for larval Sebastes jordani. Fishery Bulletin 94(1):89-97.

Description of larval and pelagic juvenile chilipepper, Sebastes goodei (family Scorpaenidae), with an examination of larval growth

Sakuma, Keith M., and Thomas E. Laidig. 1995. Description of larval and pelagic juvenile chilipepper, Sebastes goodei (family Scorpaenidae), with an examination of larval growth. Fishery Bulletin 93:721-731.

Distribution of pelagic metamorphic-stage sanddabs Citharichthys sordidus and C. stigmaeus within areas of upwelling off central California

Sakuma, Keith M., and Ralph J. Larson. 1995. Distribution of pelagic metamorphic-stage sanddabs Citharichthys sordidus and C. stigmaeus within areas of upwelling off central California. Fishery Bulletin 93(3):516-529.

Distributional patterns of late larval groundfish off central California in relation to hydrographic features during 1992 and 1993

Sakuma, Keith M., and Stephen Ralston. 1995. Distributional patterns of late larval groundfish off central California in relation to hydrographic features during 1992 and 1993. CalCOFI Reports 36:179-192.

Age, growth, and potential yield for shortbelly rockfish Sebastes jordani

Pearson, Donald E., Joseph E. Hightower, and Jacqueline T.H. Chan. 1991. Age, growth, and potential yield for shortbelly rockfish Sebastes jordani. Fishery Bulletin 89(3):403-409.

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