An introduction to the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program. Video created by Charlotte Frank.

Dr. Rick Starr is Director of the California Sea Grant Extension Program and a research faculty member of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML). The California Sea Grant Extension Program is headquartered at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, but Dr. Starr’s office is located  at Moss Landing Marine Labs. His work with California Sea Grant includes activities in research, education and outreach. Rick’s Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab at MLML currently conducts activities covering four primary areas.

Dr. Starr, MLML students and collaborators are:

  1. conducting research on nearshore species to help promote the wise use, conservation, and management of valuable fishery resources
  2. developing new collaborative approaches and techniques to encourage sustainable resource use
  3. working with scientists, fishermen and non-governmental organizations to design and evaluate marine protected areas (MPAs) in California
  4. helping to promote and coordinate marine research and education in this region

The mission of the California Sea Grant Extension Program is to contribute to the wise use and conservation of the sea’s resources through research, education and advisory services.

Big Creek Marine ReserveContact Us:

Fisheries & Conservation Biology/CA Sea Grant
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
p: (831) 771-4443   f: (831) 632-4403
e: seagrant@mlml.calstate.edu