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Fisheries Behavioral Ecology Program

Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering
Office: 206-526-4171

Fisheries Behavioral Ecology Program

The Fisheries Behavioral Ecology Program conducts research aimed at understanding the relationships between fish behavior, environmental variables, both physical and biological and how they may influence the distribution or survival of economically important fish species. Additionally, the program analyses fishing gear performance and attempts to understand the stresses imposed on the fish and surrounding stocks during fishing activity. The overarching goal is to provide critical information needed to help improve stock survival, survey techniques and population abundance and distribution predictions.