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Nearshore Marine Fish Research Program

The programatic hierarchy



Research Scientists


Marine Biology Grad Student Association

Southern California Marine Institute

UCSB San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Mitigation Monitoring Program

Ocean Studies Institute Diving Program

Vantuna Research Group at Occidental College

The Love Lab at UCSB


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Welcome to the Nearshore Marine Fish Research Program at California State University Northridge!

The Nearshore Marine Fish Research Program is dedicated to providing the scientific information necessary for the effective management of our near-shore fish resources. Even in this new age of scientific achievement in the marine sciences, much of the basic life history information on the NMFRP target species has major gaps; or are missing entirely. With the exception of California halibut and kelp bass, with the partial exception of white seabass and spotted sand bass, very little is known about abundance, distribution, settlement, critical habitat, age and growth, reproductive behavior, food habits, population genetics and dispersal for these important recreational and commercial species. NMFRP is dedicated to filling in these gaps.

NMFRP publications

Individuals interested in volunteering for field assistance with NMFRP field contracts should contact Larry Allen for more information and sampling schedule

Species Profiles

"Searching for giants" Inside Sportfishing (Fox Sports West)