During the period 1987-2009 the Southwest Region (now West Coast Region) collected beach seine fish samples in the San Diego area in conjunction with eelgrass restoration projects. Data collected included location, species, length and number.
An aerial monitoring program was conducted during the period 1962 - 2003 in cooperation with aerial spotters working for the commercial purse seine fleet. Flights were conducted throughout the year to estimate abundance of pelagic fishes off California and Baja California, Mexico. Measurements were recorded for each identifiable species in 10'-longitude by 10'-latitude blocks. Northern anchovy, (Engraulis mordax), Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax), Pacific bonito (Sarda chiliensis), Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicas), jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus) and Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus orientalis) were the most commonly reported species.
The Billfish Angler Survey provides estimates of billfish angling activities in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This collection of recreational billfish catch and effort has occurred annually since 1969 and provides an index of fishing success in many Pacific billfish destinations. Catch per unit of effort (CPUE) is measured in catch of billfish per angler fishing day. This measure of angler success, tracked over time, can indicate changes in stock size caused by over fishing, changing environmental conditions, or local economic and political events. Only a small proportion of the data are from anglers in the Indian Ocean.
The North Pacific and South Pacific Albacore Troll and Pole-and-line Fisheries project contains landings, logbooks, and size composition data from U.S.A. troll and pole-and-line vessels fishing in the North and South Pacific, from 1952 and 1987, respectively, to the present.
This data set contains vessel logbook and landings data from harpoon vessels that fish within 200 miles of the California coast, from 1974 to present. The harpoon fishery targets swordfish and occasionally sharks. The fishery is managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The data are owned by CDFW and managed jointly by CDFW and SWFSC.
Fish egg counts and standardized counts for eggs captured in CalCOFI icthyoplankton nets (primarily vertical [Calvet or Pairovet], oblique [bongo or ring nets], and surface tows [Manta nets]). Surface tows are normally standardized to count per 1,000 m3 strained. Oblique tows are normally standardized to count per 10 m2 of surface sampled. This table includes only tows where one or more eggs were captured for the species selected by the user, i.e., no "zero" tows. The "Egg Counts" table includes all tows by species, i.e., both positive and negative tows.