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Regional Fisheries Oceanography of the California Current System

The CalCOFI program


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sam McClatchie
    Pages 61-75
  3. Sam McClatchie
    Pages 165-174
  4. Sam McClatchie
    Pages 175-213
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-235

About this book


The California Current System is one of the best studied ocean regions of the world, and the level of oceanographic information available is perhaps only surpassed by the northeast and northwest Atlantic.  The current literature (later than 1993) offers no comprehensive, integrated review of the regional fisheries oceanography of the California Current System.

This volume summarizes information of more than 60-year California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigation (CalCOFI). While providing a large bibliography, the intent was to extract themes relevant to current research rather than to prepare a compendious review of the literature. 


The work presents a useful review and reference point for multidisciplinary fisheries scientists and biological oceanographers new to working in the California Current System, and to specialists wishing to access information outside their core areas of expertise. In addition it aims to deliver an up to date reference to the current state of knowledge of fisheries oceanography in the California Current System.


CalCOFI California Current System Fisheries Oceanography Fisheries stock Pacific sardine fishery

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.NOAA Fisheries ServiceLa JollaUSA

About the authors

Sam McClatchie’s research interests are: Variability and spatio-temporal trends of pelagic resources in relation to their environment. Relationships between small-scale and mesoscale process and pelagic biota. Food webs. For more information please visit:

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