Division Director: Gerard DiNardo

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:  Ecosystem Monitoring, Fish Ecology, 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  Abalone.

Ecosystem Monitoring: 

CalCOFI: Sam McClatchie

Ship Operations: David Griffith

Advanced Survey TechnologyDavid Demer Ph.D.

Fishery MonitoringJohn Childers

Fish Ecology: 

Genetics, Physiology and AquacultureJohn Hyde Ph.D.

Highly Migratory Species: Suzanne Kohin Ph.D

Ichthyoplankton: William Watson

Analysis and Synthesis: 

Economics and Social ScienceDale Squires Ph.D.

Economic evaluation of management options for coastal pelagic and groundfish stocks; represents SWFSC & Division in the Pacific Fishery Management Council The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer; conducts research on fishery economics and provides guidance and expertise in fishery economics.