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The Pacific Fishery Management Council manages fisheries off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington, for about 119 species of groundfish, salmon, coastal pelagic species, and highly migratory species. The Fishery Management Council has requested that its Ecosystem Plan Development Team provide annual State of the California Current Ecosystem Reports. The reports include observed indicators of environmental conditions in the California Current that affect the productivity and distribution of harvested fish populations.

Using our J-SCOPE ocean condition predictions, here we can forecast many of these California Current environmental conditions and indicators, including:

  • Regional Upwelling Indices, which drive local primary production

Complementary forecasting tools provide forecasts of basin-scale climate indicators:

  • Multivariate ENSO Index

  • Pacific Decadal Oscillation