Dedicated to the advancement of
sustainable fisheries management

PIER Research

PIER focuses on applied research for key species that support important recreational and commercial fisheries in the Pacific. Specific studies are focused on data-gaps and questions that need to be addressed in order to ensure viable management and healthy resources for future generations. To facilitate sustainable management regimes, the PIER team works directly with the agencies responsible for the management of our coastal resources (California Department of Fish and Wildlife & National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA).  

In addition, the PIER team has taken on several collaborative projects that focus on international questions related to our local stocks with researchers from Mexico's leading marine research institution in Baja California, CICESE.

Previous Studies

Past  projects have focused on other species such as white sharks, giant seabass, California sheephead, kelp bass, mako sharksbluefin tuna and wahoo.  For more information on these projects please contact us.

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More About P.I.E.R.  
The Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research, PIER, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Oceanside, California.