Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Marine Fish and Shellfish Biology Research Topics


Dr. Rick Goetz
Program Manager
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Marine Fish and Shellfish Biology Program

The Marine Fish Biology Program studies biological questions pivotal to the sustainability of natural marine fish populations and their artificial propagation for aquaculture.

Our goal is to utilize information gained from studying wild populations to enhance aquaculture. In reverse, information gained from experiments on artificial propagation can be used to understand the dynamics of wild marine fish populations and to aid in their management. Our science is used by commercial partners to enable and optimize their aquaculture operations.