Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab
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. They study aspects of the life history of fishery species such as age and growth, reproduction, feeding, habitat uses, and movement ecology. They are especially involved with collaborative fisheries research, monitoring marine protected areas, and using camera systems to survey continental shelf and slope fishes.
Pacific Shark Research Center
The Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC) at MLML, run by Dr. Dave Ebert, is the west coast branch of the National Shark Research Consortium (NSRC). The NSRC is a coalition of four major shark research organizations working in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). PSRC conducts both basic and applied scientific research on the biology of Pacific Ocean chondrichthyans, serves as a resource center for scientific information on sharks to public policy makers, and participates in collaborative research on national and international issues involving shark, ray, and chimaera biology. This program is designed to address major gaps in our understanding of the life history, stock structure, essential habitat, and fishery biology of commercially and recreationally important species of chondrichthyan fishes.
Associated MLML Researchers and former MLML Researchers
- Dr. Valerie Loeb
- Dr. Richard M. Starr (Fisheries and Conservation Biology)
- Dr. Lara Ferry (Ecomorphology) (now at Arizona State University)
- Dr. David Ebert (Pacific Shark Research Center)
- Dr. Allen H. Andrews (now at NOAA Fisheries in Hawaii)
- Joseph Bizzarro (Pacific Shark Research Center) (now at NOAA SWFSC)