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.
Individuals interested in volunteering for field assistance with NMFRP field contracts should contact Larry Allen for more information and sampling schedule
- Albacore (Thunnus alalunga)
- Bluefin (Thunnus thynnus)
- California Barracuda (Shyraena argentea)
- Dorado (Coryphaena hippurus)
- Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus)
- Pacific Bonito (Sarda chiliensis)
- Striped Marlin (Tetrapturus audax)
- Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
- Vermillion Rockfish (Sebastes miniatus)
- Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)
- Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares)