The California Current LME is an example of a large pelagic ecosystem which has been studied by CalCOFI participants since 1949 .The North Pacific Current feeds into the Alaska Current and the California Current which moves south along the coastline of North America . It then flows far offshore in the Southern California Bight before touching the mainland again in Baja California, Mexico. This LME is adjacent to the Gulf of Alaska LME and the Gulf of California and the Pacific Central-American Coastal LMEs. The main features of the California Current are:
Decadal variation as well as variation during El Niño and La Niña events. See more
FAO: Marine fishery resources of the Pacific Islands
by FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
12 July 2010
The Pacific Islands region consists of 14 independent countries and 8 territories located in the western and central Pacific Ocean. A recently published FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, Marine fishery resources of the Pacific Islands, discusses these two resource categories, updating and expanding an earlier review by FAO of the marine fishery resources of the Pacific Islands.