Halibut Sexing Research Final Report – February 2014

The primary goals of this project were to test a non-lethal method of determining the sex of California halibut (Paralichthys californicus) and to obtain samples in a way that avoids causing additional mortality to a significantly depleted resource.

Secondary goals are to also build capacity for collaborative research with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW, formerly Fish and Game) in the Los Angeles Area, provide an educational opportunity for college and graduate students in the Los Angeles area, reinforce partnerships with the fishing community, and publish results as research notes in a peer reviewed journal.