What's New at Pier
October 31, 2022
PIER partners with NOAA to kick off research on poorly-studied fish off the California coast
WHO WE ARE
As scientists, fishers, marine conservationists, and consumers, we are personally dedicated to developing the cleanest and most sustainable fishing operations possible.
WHAT WE DO
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We seek to enhance domestic fisheries by applying scientific practices in our sustainable gear development work. This unique approach uses the latest technologies to design and test innovative new solutions that benefit local fishers and consumers and lead to a better understanding of our marine environment.
Our work focuses on stock assessments and structure, tagging, migration and spawning patterns, bycatch mitigation, and post-release survivorship for commercial and recreational fisheries.
We focus on species key to our Southern California bight including bluefin tuna, swordfish, thresher sharks, and white sea bass. We remain committed to sharing our knowledge of the local marine environment with stakeholders and our local communities through public education.