Committee of Age Reading Experts


CARE is a cooperative effort between international and state and federal agencies dedicated to standardizing and improving age determination techniques and activities for Pacific Ocean fish species. Agencies involved include PSMFC, NOAA-NMFS AFSC,CDFO, ODFW, ADFG, WDFW, CDFG, and IPHC.


Care is an affiliate of the technical subcommittee of the Canada-U.S. Ground Fish Committee.

Current CARE Officers

Chair: Kevin McNeel (ADF&G)
Vice Chair: Barbara Campbell (CDFO)
Secretary:  Nikki Atkins (NWFSC-PSMFC)
CARE Manual: Elisa Russ (ADFG)
Charter Committee: Elisa Russ (ADFG)
Webmaster: Jon Short (NOAA-NMFS)
Web Forum: Nikki Atkins (PSMFC)