Oceanography Links


US Government websites



Mount Desert Rock Coastguard/NOAA buoy weather readings

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)

National Marine Fisheries Service (Woods Hole)

National Marine Fisheries Service (Scripps)



Link to the textbook supplementary resources (Garrison)

Link to a secondary text (Pinet: Invitation to Oceanography)

Regional tide tables

Tide predictors

El Nino resources

Undersea Seascapes

British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge)

Modeling the Gulf stream currents

Also, below, I have included links developed during the Fisheries and their Managment class (Winter 02). Some of these are highly relevant to your oceanography readings.

Fisheries and Oceans Links: Skip to:

N. American Govern. (Fed.)

N. American Govern. (Local)

N. American Academic

N. American NGOs

Government Agencies, other countries

Other NGOs

International Programs

North American Federal Government Agencies

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
Governing Federal agency for all US marine fisheries

United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
News and activities, information on management and research

National Marine Fisheries Service (Northeast Region)

NOAA photo library

National Marine Fisheries Service (Southwest region)

DFO, Canada
Information, publications and statistics relating to Canadian fisheries. Links to individual DFO laboratories.

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North American Local/State Agencies

Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), US
Alaskan fisheries, data, research, regulations, and publications

North Carolina Marine Fisheries, US
news, fishery statistics, biology and photographs.

California Department of Fish and game (CFG), US
Fish, fisheries and news from California data and maps

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), US
Projects, publications and news on fishery resources on the West Coast of the US

State of Maine Department of Marine Resources
Local governing agency for Maine fisheries

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North American Academic Institutions

Center for Aquatic biology and Aquaculture, University of California, Davis, US
Research and teaching activities, news.

Milton Love Fisheries Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), US
Taxonomy and biology of fishes on Western coats of central and North America

Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Canada
Research, publications, news and activities.

School of Fisheries, University of Washington, US
Information on the School, research activities, publications and events

Marine Institute (MI), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Research and teaching activities, news

University of British Colombia UBC) Fisheries Centre, Canada
Research activities, publications and news relating to many fisheries issues

Memorial University , Fisheries Management
excellent resources and links

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
A substantial oceanographic/marine research institution based on the US east coast

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North American NGOs

American Fisheries Society (AFS)
News, activities and publications

Fisheries Net, US
Information on commercial fisheries, fishing equipment, fish processing and marketing.

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)
Society News, research and publications

Lobster Conservancy, Maine, US
News on the management and protection on Maine lobsters, lobster biology and research

Conservation Law Foundation/Neon
A local lobby group with an excellent newsletter that spans both management and policy issues

Lobster Institute, University of Maine, US
Information on lobster biology, lobster fisheries and publications

Aquatic Network, US
Information service with links to sites dealing with fisheries and aquaculture. Publications and news

Marine Stewardship Council, US
Information on the work of MSC, a charity trying to promote sustainable fishing

Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Hawaii, US
Information on research collections and publications

National Shellfisheries Association, US
The ecology, production, economics and management of shellfish resources

California Academy of Sciences-Ichthyology, US
Catalogues, research, publications and database of fish collections

Ranson Myer's stock recruitment database, Canada
Downloadable stock and recruitment data for many fish stocks, publications.

Ecopath and Ecosim
Information on Ecopath software, downloadable software presentations.

Downloadable data and maps describing reef distributions and reef related research.

A database that gives information on the taxonomy life history and distribution of many fish. Downloadable data, analyses, pictures and references.

Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), San Diego, US
Research and publications

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Government Agencies, other countries


Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Cape Town, South Africa
Wider ranging information on South African fishery resources, their assessment and management. Satellite images, publications and news.


Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF), UK
Description of the UK fishing industry and fishery conservation policies

Ministry of Fisheries, Iceland
Fisheries and their management, seafood utilization and markets


Department of Fisheries, Malaysia
Fisheries conservation and management, research, aquaculture, news and activities.

Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), Solomon Islands
South Pacific fisheries management and development. News and publications.

Indian Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Trade, India
News and information on the commercial fisheries and aquaculture.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
News, statistics, fishery policy and publications

South-east Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Fisheries conservation and management, gear technology, aquaculture


Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
Information on reef fish research projects in progress.

Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPI), Northern Territory, Australia
Fisheries and aquaculture research, statistics and news.

Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand
News, research, publications, statistics

Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Australia
Fisheries and aquaculture research, statistics and news.

Western Australian Fisheries, Australia
Information on recreational and commercial fisheries in Western Australia

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Australian Museum-Ichthyology
Information on research collections and activities

Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI).
Society news, research and publications.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIRO), Australia
Wide ranging information on assessment, management of Australian fisheries. Links to CSIRO laboratories throughout Australia.

Nagasaki University Faculty of Fisheries, Japan
Research, news, publications, data and photographs.

CRC Reef Research Centre (Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
Description of current research on reef fisheries and fishing effects.


North Atlantic Fishery College, Shetland Islands
Research and teaching activities, local fishery data.

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International Programs

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy
Excellent site with huge range of information on global fisheries. Downloadable data, publications, assessments, pictures and analyses.

International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM)
Extrensive information on fish biology and fisheries, news, and research activities.

Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO), US
Publications and data relating to the impacts of climate change on the oceans and their fisheries.

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Denmark
News, activities, research, publications on North Atlantic fisheries.

Information on a range of fisheries and environmental campaigns.

International Pacific Halibut Commission, US
Information on the Pacific halibut fishery including catch data, research and recipes.

GSFC Earth Sciences (GES) Distributed Archive Center
Maps of ocean currents, ocean productivity and remote sensing images of the oceans.

North Atlantic Fisheries Organization
Large site detailing management of northwest Atlantic fishery resources

International Baltic Seine Fishery Commission (IBSFC), Poland
Baltic Fisheries management, assessment and regulation.

United Nations Evironment Programme (UNEP), Switzerland
Details of a range of UNEP conventions that relate to marine life and protection of the marine environment

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Think you've found a link that should be on this page? Let me know!

(thanks to Jesse Mark for helping to compile this page)