Ecosystem status report of the California current for 2019–20: a summary of ecosystem indicators compiled by the California current integrated ecosystem assessment team (CCIEA)


This document is an expansion of the ecosystem status report (ESR) provided by the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team (CCIEA Team) to the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) in March 2020 (Harvey et al. 2020). The CCIEA Team provides ESRs annually to PFMC, as one component of the overall CCIEA goal of providing quantitative, integrative science tools, products, and synthesis in support of a more holistic (ecosystem-based) approach to managing marine resources in the California Current. The ESR features a suite of indicators codeveloped by the CCIEA Team and PFMC. The suite of indicators was initially identified in 2009, and has been refined and updated over the years to best capture the current state of the California Current ecosystem (CCE). The analyses in this document represent our best understanding of environmental, ecological, and socioeconomic conditions in this ecosystem roughly through late 2019 and early 2020. Because the time required to process data varies for different indicators, some of the resulting time series are slightly more up-to-date than others. The time series for some indicators (snowpack, sea lion reproduction and pup growth, seabirds, fishery landings, fishery revenue, and nonfishing human activities) have been updated since the March 2020 report to PFMC (Harvey et al. 2020).

Harvey C., Garfield Newell G., Williams G., Tolimieri N., Andrews K., Barnas K., Bjorkstedt E., Bograd S., Borchert J., Braby C., Brodeur R., Burke B., Cope J., Coyne A., Demer D., deWitt L, Field J., Fisher J., Frey P., Good T., Grant C., Greene C., Hazen E., Holland D., Hunter M., Jacobson K., Jacox M., Jahncke J., Juhasz C., Kaplan I., Kasperski S., Kim, S., Lawson D., Leising A., Manderson A., Mantua N., Melin S., Miller R., Moore S., Morgan C., Muhling B., Munsch S.,, Norman K., Parrish J., Phillips A., Robertson R., Rudnick D., Sakuma K., Samhouri J., Santora J., Schroeder I., Siedlecki S., Somers K., Stanton B., Stierhoff K., Sydeman W., Thompson A., Trong D., Warzybok P., Whitmire C., Wells B., Williams M., Williams T., Zamon J., Zeman S., Zubkousky-White V. & Zwolinski J., 2020. Ecosystem status report of the California current for 2019–20: a summary of ecosystem indicators compiled by the California current integrated ecosystem assessment team (CCIEA). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Report.

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