NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) integrates policy expertise and cutting-edge scientific research to provide management and conservation of domestic and international living marine resources.
Established in 1964 to study and manage the sardine and tuna fisheries of the U.S. west coast, the SWFSC provides scientific advice, manages fisheries and conserves protected species along the U.S. west coast, throughout the Pacific Ocean and in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica.
A sea change in Pacific fish wars Japan
In ominous times, the world is already at war over fish, and seafood-loving Japan finds itself pitted against fish-hungry nations and region like China, North Korea, Taiwan, and the US.
Hurricane season leads to fishing industry catastrophic loss Bahamas
This hurricane season has caused catastrophic loss in fishing industry in The Bahamas, which led operators to think that a direct hit by Hurricane Maria could sink international markets dominated by Bahamian exports, according to Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alliance President.
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