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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 8192
Title: Applied fisheries oceanography:  ecosystem indicators of ocean conditions inform fisheries management in the California Current
Author: William T. Peterson, Jennifer L. Fisher, Jay O. Peterson, Cheryl A. Morgan, Brian J. Burke, Kurt L. Fresh
Publication Year: 2014
Journal: Oceanography
Volume: 27
Issue: 4
Pages: 80-89
Keywords: Fisheries oceanography,Ecosystem based management,
Abstract:

Fisheries oceanography is the study of ecological relationships between fishes and the dynamics of their marine environment and aims to characterize the physical, chemical and biological factors that affect the recruitment and abundance of commercially harvested species. A recent push within the fisheries management community is towards ecosystem based management. Here, we show how physical and biological oceanography data can be used to generate indicators of ‘ocean conditions’ in an ecosystem context, and how these indicators relate to the recruitment of salmonids, sablefish, sardines and rockfish in the California Current