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CalCOFI Conference 2016 Summary

The 2016 CalCOFI Conference was held NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Campus, San Diego, in La Jolla, CA, 5-6 December, 2016. Map

Information regarding the conference may be available at the CalCOFI conference website at:


The Symposium of the Conference: The next 70 years of CalCOFI

CalCOFI began regular surveys in 1951. The goals of the program have shifted to focus on the ecosystem, climate trends and variability rather than small pelagic fisheries, and a wealth of data, analyses and literature has been produced. It is timely, as we approach the 7th decade of the program, to review options for the future. Should CalCOFI continue in its current configuration? Should it remain a shipboard program, or should the balance between ships and other sensors (gliders, AUVs, moorings and satellites) change? How can CalCOFI optimize relevance to increasing frequency of extreme inter-annual variability as climate changes? Is CalCOFI providing the data, metrics and summaries relevant to ecosystem management in a changing environment? Can we provide a coherent vision of CalCOFI leading into the next seven decades that either justifies doing more of the same, and/or provides a path to a revitalized program that will be defensible, sustainable, and relevant in the expected funding framework for long-time series in the United States.

The CalCOFI Symposium was convened by: Sam McClatchie, NOAA Fisheries, SWFSC

Conference-related communications should be addressed to: Symposium questions should be addressed to:
John Heine Dr. Sam McClatchie
CalCOFI Conference Coordinator Supervisory Oceanographer, NOAA Fisheries
Southwest Fisheries Science Center Telephone: (858) 546-7083
565 Plaza Rd. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 USA  
Telephone: (904) 521-3526  
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