Working together with the Ocean Protection Council, the OPC-SAT, and the foundation community, Ocean Science Trust is pursuing opportunities to support sustainable fisheries on behalf of California. We are also identifying ways that California’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs) can serve fisheries management.

Advancing Independent Science in California Fisheries

By employing key tools of science integration, including Science Needs Assessment and Scientific and Technical Review, we are working to advance a role for independent science to support California fisheries management. 

Investigating a Suite of Fishery Assessment Tools

Ocean Science Trust has been working to investigating a suite of fishery assessment tools that can assist California in effectively meeting state mandates, including the Marine Life Management Act. Below are a list of recent projects:  

Scientific and Technical Review

We use scientific and technical review as a key tool for integrating independent science in fishery management on behalf of the state. Some of our recent and ongoing projects include:  


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Program contacts

Moose O'Donnell / Ocean Science Trust
Errin Ramanujam / California Ocean Science Trust
Hayley Carter / California Ocean Science Trust, San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival