2014 CalCOFI Conference was held at the Scripps Seaside Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in La Jolla, CA ( Map ) Dec 8 - 10. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated. We hope to see you at the 2015 CalCOFI Conference.
All information regarding the conference can be found at the CalCOFI conference website:
CalCOFI Conference 2014 Official Page - http://oceaninformatics.ucsd.edu/calcofi/conference/
The topic for this year's Symposium convened by Dave Checkley, SIO: Predicting the California Current System
The 2013 CalCOFI Conference was held in the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Campus, in La Jolla, CA, 9-11 December, 2013 ( Map ).
Thanks to all presenters and attendees for making it such a great success. We hope you will join us next fall for CalCOFI Conference 2014.
CalCOFI Conference 2013 Official Page - go to the official Conference page for the latest information & registration
Forage fish and squids have long been recognized to be an important component of the California Current System, beyond the importance of sardine, market squid, anchovy and mackerels that support both large and small fisheries. Studies to date have generally taken a single species approach to forage fish. Assessments and monitoring are currently conducted on discrete species. However it is increasingly recognized that the forage species constitute a dynamic assemblage where species dominance varies over time, outbursts and rapid declines are endemic, and the roles of predator and prey in the ecosystem change both with species abundance and with growth in size within individual species. The complex role of forage needs to be better understood as ecosystem-based management becomes established practice.
The CalCOFI Symposium was convened by: Sam McClatchie, NOAA Fisheries, SWFSC
The authors, topics and allotted times were:
Please refer to the official Conference page for additional information - CalCOFI Conference 2013 Official Page
Conference-related communications should be addressed to:
CalCOFI Conference Coordinator
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
566 Plaza Rd.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 USA
Telephone: (904) 521-3526
Symposium questions should be addressed to:
Dr. Sam McClatchie
Supervisory Oceanographer, NOAA Fisheries
Telephone: (858) 546-7083