What's New at Pier
May 09, 2023
NOAA publishes Final Rule to authorize Deep-set Buoy Gear as a fishery!
This marks the final step towards authorizing the gear that PIER has worked to develop for more than a decade now. The entire gear development process has only been possible because of the support and hard work from the fishing, NGO, and management community.
Read the full story here.
WHAT WE DO
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.