The Marine Life Research Group Records document Scripps Institution of Oceanography participation in California Cooperative
Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) and the resulting expanded research. Includes correspondence, research data from
cruises and expeditions, proposals and reports, committee materials, and conferences.
The 1946-1947 fishing season marked a major decrease in the numbers of Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax). In January 1947, representatives from the fishing industry and scientific experts met to evaluate the problem. Within a
year, California Legislature established the Marine Research Committee (MRC); early members included Harald U. Sverdrup, Carl
L. Hubbs, Martin W. Johnson, and John D. Isaacs. Through the MRC, a statewide research project was developed called the California
Cooperative Sardine Study. By 1953, the project's name became the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations
9 Linear feet
(9 record cartons, 1 oversize folder)
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