Thanks to a newly funded COCA project on coastal pelagic species, there are three new jobs with FutureSeas team in the California Current. One is focused on ecosystem modeling, one on management strategy evaluations, and one on socio-economics. Applications due by September 1 for full consideration but all three will remain open until the position is filled.
A large spatial closure to protect leatherback sea turtles greatly effect the California Drift Gillnet fishery, but did not have unintended negative consequences. Also, a decline in CPUE and effort for the fishery preceded the closure.