Rockfish were overfished in the 1970s and 1990s, and Rockfish Conservation Areas were put in place. Little is known about the species distribution within the conservation areas now. A team put together by California Sea Grant and The Nature Conservancy hopes to better understand the distribution so that resource managers may allow for more fishing opportunities.
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PhD student Sean Brennan at University of Alaska Fairbanks with funding from Alaska Sea Grant used strontium isotopes to identify the birthplace of adult salmon harvested in mixed-stock commercial fisheries.
North Carolina Sea Grant has brought together scientists and commercial fishermen to understand the black sea bass population in the South Atlantic. The studies have led to increased catch limits and gear that keeps legal-sized fish while letting out undersized sea bass.