Many of our nations native fish populations are declining or are at historically low levels. This problem is evident in the growing list of threatened and endangered fish. Over 100 different types of fish are fighting for survival in the United States.

The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress legislated through the Magnus-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and amended under the Sustainable Fisheries Act, to reverse this trend by restoring and maintaining the health of the Nation’s fishery resources. The amendments and changes to the Magnuson Act include numerous provisions requiring science, management and conservation action by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

The goal of this site is to advance scientific knowledge via an Industrial Association between Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and Fugro Pelagos, and provide improved methods and standards for benthic habitat mapping in order that fisheries resources may be better managed.


07.25.07 - The Marine Futures Project: Mapping in Western Australia

08.11.03 - Scientists map Alaska's first known geologically active undersea volcano
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This website has been set-up jointly by Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and Fugro Pelagos, Inc. to present research projects and ideas to the Marine Geological and Fisheries communities.

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