We develop the scientific foundation for the conservation and management of marine resources in the California Current and Pan-Pacific Pelagic Ecosystems. We serve the public and contribute information to management organizations and the scientific community.
The work of FRD is organized into four functional groups:
Analysis and Synthesis, and
Communication and Administration.
Cross-cutting these functional groups are four research programs:
Coastal Pelagic Species,
Highly Migratory Species,
West Coast Groundfish, and
CalCOFI: Sam McClatchie
Ship Operations: David Griffith
Advanced Survey Technology: David Demer Ph.D.
Fishery Monitoring: John Childers
Genetics, Physiology and Aquaculture: John Hyde Ph.D.
Highly Migratory Species: Suzanne Kohin Ph.D
Ichthyoplankton: William Watson
Analysis and Synthesis:
Economics and Social Science: Dale Squires Ph.D.
Economic evaluation of management options for coastal pelagic and groundfish stocks; represents SWFSC & Division in the Pacific Fishery Management Council ; conducts research on fishery economics and provides guidance and expertise in fishery economics.