National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) Relocation

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Lead Agency
University of California San Diego
Document Title
National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) Relocation
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation

Document Description
The proposed action is the relocation of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) SWFSC at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus. The existing facility, built in 1964, is adjacent to a coastal bluff that is undergoing severe erosion and retreat. The proposed action is to construct a new SWFSC facility at a preferred site located across La Jolla Shores Drive from the existing NOAA facilities. A minimum of two existing at-risk SWFSC structures would be removed and the property currently occupied by NOAA returned to UCSD control for other appropriate uses. Relocation of the SWFSC will allow NMFS to continue its research collaboration with SIO and other researchers on Pacific fisheries and marine mammals.

Contact Information
Anne Elston
University of California San Diego
Lead/Public Agency
SRI International 333 Ravenswood Avenue, G229
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493

Phone : (650) 859-2693


La Jolla
San Diego
Cross Streets
La Jolla Shores Drive
Total Acres
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

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Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Scientific Research)
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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