- California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations -

CalCOFI is a unique partnership between Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and NOAA Fisheries Service.  Scientists, fishermen, and the government are all working together to better understand our ocean. Nearly seventy years ago, the main goal of the program was to understand why the sardine fishery collapsed; however, this type of ecosystem research has evolved to also include the new goal of understanding long-term changes in the California Current ecosystem as a whole.