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

The Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab is led by Dr. Rick Starr – a research faculty member of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML).  Dr. Starr and FCB students study the biology and ecology of fished species.  We study aspects of the life history of fishery species such as age and growth, reproduction, feeding, habitat uses, and movement ecology.  We are especially involved with collaborative fisheries research, monitoring marine protected areas, and using camera systems to survey continental shelf and slope fishes.

Current FCB Lab projects include:

  1. Conducting biological research on nearshore species to help promote the wise use, conservation, and management of valuable fishery resources
  2. Developing new collaborative approaches and stereo-video techniques to survey deeper water fishes
  3. Working with scientists, fishermen and non-governmental organizations to design and evaluate marine protected areas (MPAs) in California


Big Creek Marine ReserveContact Us:

Fisheries & Conservation Biology
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