2017 Trinational Sardine Forum

1 Sardine Resized

Southwest Fisheries Science Center
La Jolla, CA, USA 92037
December 7-8, 2017

LOCATION, TIME AND DATE: The 18th Annual Trinational Sardine Forum will once again be held 7-8 December at NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, U.S.A., and in conjunction with the CalCOFI Conference. 

Registration will open 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 7th. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, December 7th, and end by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8th. The Southwest Fisheries Science Center is best reached by car rental or taxi from the airport. 

Please visit the Trinational Sardine and Small Pelagics Forum website for more information as it becomes available.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO PRESENT A PAPER, please send your abstract to Dale Sweetnam (Dale.Sweetnam@noaa.gov) and Stephanie Flores (Stephanie.Flores@noaa.gov ) right away so we can work on the schedule and program as soon as possible.

The 2017 CalCOFI Conference will be held on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Campus just prior to the Trinational, 4-6 December, 2017 at the Scripps Seaside Forum. 

Please go to the official CalCOFI Conference web site for up-to-date conference information: http://oceaninformatics.ucsd.edu/calcofi/conference/


Note: All foreign nationals must complete the Foreign National Registration form (click here) no later than two weeks prior to the meeting. Foreign nationals will not be allowed on the premises unless they have been cleared prior to arrival. 

All visitors to the United States must have a valid passport. Mexican citizens are required to obtain a non-immigrant visa or be in possession of a Border Crossing Card. Canadian citizens do not need a visa unless they are members of the Canadian government, in which case a visa is required. 

It is important to apply for a visa early as visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. Please visit the U.S. Visas website for more information about visiting the United States.

La Jolla boasts several excellent hotels located near SWFSC. Please call ahead to ensure availability. 

La Jolla Shores Hotel
8110 Camino Del Oro
La Jolla, CA 90237
1.4 miles to SWFSC

Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton
7955 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
1.09 miles to SWFSC

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Court
La Jolla, CA 90237
1.56 miles to SWFSC

GENERAL: California's second largest city, San Diego sits just north of the Mexico-United States border. The city boasts an idyllic climate with 70 miles of picturesque beaches. San Diego is home to an impressive array of family attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World San Diego, and LEGOLAND California. 

More information can be found at the San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website.

GETTING HERE: San Diego has an international airport (SAN) which is located in downtown San Diego approximately 25 minutes from the meeting location. There are several options for transportation from the airport, including rental cars, shuttles, and taxis. 

WEATHER: Weather at the beginning of December in San Diego can be fairly variable, from sunny and warm (65-75°F) to cool and rainy (45-50°F). Attire for the meeting is casual, and bringing several layers is recommended.

More information on logistics and registration will be sent via email and also available on this webpage.

If you have any questions please contact:

Stephanie Flores
NOAA/SWFSC/Fisheries Resources Division
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 334-2877

Last modified: 10/16/2017