What's New at Pier
December 01, 2023
The aging lab at CISESE in Ensenada, Baja California MX has successfully extracted Opah otoliths!
The otolith, or “earbone” of a fish can be used to determine it’s age and growth and is an important component in sustainable management. Our collaborators at CICESE pioneered a procedure for extracting the delicate otoliths of Opah, a task once considered impossible.
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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.