NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) integrates policy expertise and cutting-edge scientific research to provide management and conservation of domestic and international living marine resources. Established in 1964 to study and manage the sardine and tuna fisheries of the U.S. west coast, the SWFSC provides scientific advice, manages fisheries and conserves protected species along the U.S. west coast, throughout the Pacific Ocean and in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica.