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The 2017 CalCOFI Conference was held at the Scripps Seaside Forum on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Campus, San Diego, in La Jolla, CA, Monday Dec 04 through Wednesday Dec 06. Thanks to the speakers and contributors for sharing their research, and to the participants for attending. We hope to see you again next December!

Verbal and poster presentations related to the biology, physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, politics or economics of the California Current System, its adjacent waters, and Eastern Boundary Currents were presented. All information regarding the conference program & schedule, is available at the CalCOFI conference website at:

http://oceaninformatics.ucsd.edu/calcofi/conference/

The Symposium of the Conference: Forage in the California Current Ecosystem

Forage is eaten by predators, including fish, invertebrates, maring mammals and seabirds. It consists of small pelagic fish (e.g., anchovy, sardine, jack mackerel), mesopelagic fish, and pelagic invertebrates (e.g., krill, squid). Fisheries exists for some forage stocks, e.g., small pelagic fish and squid, and may in the future occur fo others, e.g., euphausiids and midwater fish. Forage stocks fluctuate naturally and, when exploited, are affected by fisheries. A challenge of ecosystem-based fishery management is to balance the needs of the ecosystem and the fisheries. This symposium will focus on all aspects of forage in the California Current System. Presentations on forage in other systems are also welcome.

The CalCOFI Symposium was convened by: Ralf Goericke and David Checkley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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