Samples collected using the Continuous Underway Fish-Egg Sampler, known as CUFES. The data include numbers of anchovy, sardine, jack mackerel, squid, hake, and unidentified fish eggs captured, and associated environmental.
Individual specimens measured (weight in grams and length in mm) and sexed from mainly targeted species caught during SWFSC-FRD fishery independent trawl surveys of coastal pelagic species. Individuals are categorized as random or non-random samples. Does not include species with length bins recorded in the CPS Trawl Life History Length Frequency dataset.
The SWFSC's constituent-based Billfish Tagging Program began in 1963 and since that time has provided conventional spaghetti type tags and tagging supplies to billfish anglers fishing in the Pacific Ocean. Tag releases are recorded by anglers or vessel captains on tag release cards and mailed in. Tag recaptures are reported by phone or email. Release and recapture data are used to examine movement and migration, and species distribution patterns. This volunteer tagging program depends on the participation and cooperation of recreational anglers, sport fishing organizations, and commercial fishers. Since inception, over 55,000 billfish releases have been reported. Our emphasis continues to focus only on the skillful tagging of all billfish. The tagging of any other sport fish is not encouraged by this program; however, data from other species tagged over the years for special research projects are reported. Some tags from this program have been released in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean but these occurrences are infrequent.