Fisheries Resources Division

Division Director: Annie Yau

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:


Ship Operations

Advanced Survey Technology

Fishery Monitoring

Fish Ecology:

Genetics, Physiology and Aquaculture

Life History


Analysis and Synthesis:

Economics and Social Science

Fish Population Dynamics and Modeling

Science Reviews and Workshop Reports:

2015: Close-kin Mark Recapture as a tool for Estimation of Spawning Biomass in Pacific Bluefin Tuna: Sampling Design and Sampling Plan, Workshop Report, 27-29 May 2015, La Jolla CA

2014: SWFSC Program Review of Fish Stock Assessments, 23 July – 1 Aug 2014, La Jolla, CA

2013: Program Review of Data Management, 29 July – 1 August 2013, La Jolla, CA