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. CARE is an affiliate of the Technical Subcommittee of the Canada-U.S. Groundfish Committee and agencies involved include PSMFC, NOAA-NMFS AFSC,CDFO, ODFW, ADFG, WDFW, CDFG, and IPHC. The group has meetings every other year and performs calibration structure exchanges between meetings. If you want to get involved please submit a request on our contact page.