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Trends in Fisheries and Fishery Resources Associated with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary From 1981-2000

Starr, R.M., J.M. Cope and L.A. Kerr (2002)

California Sea Grant College Program, Publication No. T-046, 156pp.


Fisheries in Central California are part of this region's rich cultural and economic history. In the last decade, however, catches of many fishery resources have greatly declined, due both to real decreases in fish populations and to increased regulations enacted to prevent depletion of fish stocks. This book summarizes, for a general audience, the technical concepts andinformation that fishery scientists use to estimte the population sizes of harvested species. In addition to summarizing scientific information, a brief description is also provided of the types of fisheries operating in the region encompassed by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), and a summary of fishery management operations from 1981–2000.

Announcement of Report Release by William Douros, Superintendent MBNMS (128KB PDF)












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