The Symposium of the Conference
Forage species and assemblages in the California Current System
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.
For the 2013 CalCOFI Symposium we seek wide-ranging contributions on any aspect of forage species and assemblages and their role in the California Current System. Studies utilizing long time series data that apply multidisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.
The CalCOFI Symposium will be convened by: Sam McClatchie, NOAA Fisheries, SWFSC
The authors, topics and allotted times are:
- John Field & Alec MacCall (NOAA, SWFSC). A historical perspective on the evolution of ecosystem-based fisheries management in the California Current system. (30 min)
- Selina Heppell (Oregon state University). Recommended rules of thumb for forage fish management: how are we doing in the California Current? (30 min)
- Martin Lindegren (SIO), Tristan Rouyer, Alec MacCall, Nils Chr. Stenseth, David Checkley, Jr. Climate, Fishing, and Fluctuations of Sardine and Anchovy in the California Current. (30 min)
- Sarah Glaser (University of Denver). Simplifying complex food webs for ecosystem-based management. (30 min)
- Juan Zwolinski, David Demer et al. (NOAA, SWFSC). Coastwide distribution and abundance of forage based on acoustic trawl surveys in 2012 and 2013. (30 min)
- Tony Koslow (SIO), Eric Miller (MBC) & John McGowan (SIO). Trends in forage fish abundance in the southern California Current System: comparison of power plant intake and CalCOFI ichthyoplankton time series. (30 min)
- Noelle Bowlin (SWFSC/ SIO). Mesopelagic fishes as forage (preliminary title). (15 min)
- Ric Brodeur et al. (NOAA, NWFSC). Seasonal and inter-annual variability in important forage and dependencies of predators on particular forage fish in the California Current System. (30 min)
- Sam McClatchie, Andrew Thompson & Bill Watson (NOAA, SWFSC) Secular and inter-annual changes in the spawning habitat of forage fish off California. (30 min)
- Sharon Melin et al. (NOAA, NMML) Sea lion foraging study (30 min)
- Jeff Laake (NOAA NMML) Female California sea lion diet and pup growth. (15 min)
- Mark Lowry (NOAA, SWFSC). Temporal and spatial differences in the diet of California sea lions at San Clemente Island and San Nicolas Island. (30 min)
- Lisa Webb (Moss Landing). Spatio-temporal variability in forage fishes in the region revealed by a piscivorous seabird, Brandt’s Cormorant. (15 min)
- Julie Thayer, Amber Szoboszlai, Laura Koehn, Tim Essington, William Sydeman (Farallon Institute) Meta-analysis of food habits for marine predators in the California Current over the past century
- Jeffrey Dorman, Ramona Zeno, Jarrod Santora, Steven Bograd, Marisol Garcia-Reyes, and William Sydeman (Farallon Institute). Modeling spatial-temporal dynamics of krill prey fields in the central California Current
- Mary Hunsicker, Tim Essington, Robert Olson and Leanne Duffy (NCEAS) Evidence of increased cephalopod production in the eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. (15 min)
- Dan Rudnick (SIO) A 7-year climatology of underwater glider data along CalCOFI lines 66.7, 80 and 90. (30 min)
The Coordinator must receive the $250 registration fee by 1 December. Late registration fee will be $300.
Please be aware ALL attendees need to register for the conference, including symposium speakers.
There are four payment options on the registration form: Check or Money Order (US dollars, made payable to "CalCOFI"), Agency Purchase Order, UCSD Index number, or through PayPal, either by using a credit card or a PayPal account. These are explained in more detail below to help you with your registration. We cannot accept foreign currency or checks from foreign banks.
PAYMENT OPTION INFORMATION
PayPal: Since we cannot accept foreign currency or checks from foreign banks, PayPal is an option that enables our foreign participants to prepay their registration fee. Participants may use a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover) or a PayPal account. After submitting your registration form you will be directed to PayPal for this transaction.
Agency Purchase Order: For individual participants please specify agency. For those submitting the purchase order, you can either fax or email.
UCSD Index Number: Specify the index number on the registration form.
Check or Money Order payable in US dollars from a US bank to "CalCOFI": Upon completion of your registration form you will be given the mailing address to mail your check or money order.
Graduate Student: Registration fee reduced to $150.
NOTE: The payment buttons below are only if you have already completed the registration form selecting PayPal as your payment option, but have not yet completed the PayPal payment. Otherwise, please visit the registration form above, which will provide information on payment options and directions.
|Standard (late)||Graduate Student|
Limited financial assistance will be available to graduate students who are presenting. Requests for financial aid will be considered in the order that they are received and requests should be made no later than 15 October to the attention of the Conference Coordinator (John Heine).
Call for Papers
- Verbal Presentations - A limited number of 15 minute contributed verbal presentations will be accepted, related to the symposium topic or the biology, physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, politics or economics of the California Current System, its adjacent waters, and Eastern Boundary Currents. Abstracts of papers for verbal presentations must be received by the Conference Coordinator (John Heine: firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 Nov., 2013. These abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee and authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission soon thereafter.
- Poster presentations - It is not anticipated that poster presentations will be limited in number. In order for poster titles to be included in the conference program, they should be received by the Coordinator by 1 Nov.
Summary of Important Dates
|15 October||Deadline for financial aid requests|
|1 November||Final Abstract due for both verbal presentations and posters (in English, in electronic format)|
|29 November||Registration fees due|
|9 December||1300-1700 Opening of the Conference - Status of the California Current and its Fisheries
1700-1900 Evening Poster Session (location to be determined)
0800 CalCOFI Symposium, and Contributed Papers
1700-1900 Reception at Seaside Forum Terrace
0800 Contributed Papers
1700 Conclusion of CalCOFI Conference
Dress, Climate, and Facilities
In December, the weather can be cool, so appropriate dress should be considered. Dress for conference sessions is casual. For your convenience we have obtained special Conference rates from the Best Western Inn by the Sea and the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Ask for the CalCOFI Conference rate when you make your reservation.
Lodging at Best Western Inn by the Sea ( Approx 3.5 miles to SIO. )
|Phone (CA or Canada):||1-800-526-4545; 1-858-459-4461|
|Double occupancy:||$139.00 (UCSD rate) per night|
La Jolla Shores Hotel ( Approx. 0.5 miles to SIO )
|Phone:||For reservations call (800) 476-0604 and mention "CalCOFI Conference"|
Garden Patio- $139.00
Coastal View- $169.00
Beach Front- $189.00
Hotel La Jolla ( Approx. 1 mile to SIO )
|Phone:||For reservations call (858) 459-0261|
Online booking rate code use "SCR"
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:
Supervisory Oceanographer, NOAA Fisheries
Telephone: (858) 546-7083