Final 2018 Commercial Landings Reports Now Available

fishing vessel
photo courtesy NOAA

The Final California Commercial Landings report for 2018 has been posted to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website. The report consists of summary tables that provide landings information by month, by port, and by area of California.

The 2018 commercial passenger fishing vessel (party/charter boat) landings report has also been posted in summary table form. The tables report the total number of fish kept by anglers and divers for all California trips, and all trips to Mexico that landed fish in California. The landings are summarized by area and by groups of ports.

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Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area

Big River Estuary SMCA
Kayaker at Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area
photo by L. Kashiwada

Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) is a small marine protected area located just south of the town of Mendocino. It covers less than a quarter square mile of estuary habitat along 1.3 miles of riverbank east of the Highway 1 bridge. Though it may be small, the impact of Big River Estuary SMCA on Mendocino Coast inhabitants has been profound. Continue reading

Marine Region’s 2018 By the Numbers Report Now Available!

report coverWhich California port totaled up the most valuable commercial landings in 2018? How many saltwater sport fishing trips did anglers and divers undertake last year? How many ocean-based scientific collecting permits did the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issue in 2018? The answers to these questions and more can be found in the Marine Region: 2018 By the Numbers report, now available on the CDFW website!

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POSTPONED: Prioritizing State-Managed Fisheries: Informational Update and Discussion Set for July 30

meeting postponedThis post was updated on July 29, 2019

WEBINAR POSTPONED: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the upcoming webinar on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 PM PST (see box, right) has been postponed. We appreciate your understanding regarding this last-minute change. We look forward to sharing details about the new webinar date and time as soon as possible.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites Tribes and tribal communities, stakeholders, and interested members of the public to join the first of two webinars to learn about the state’s efforts to develop a list of priority fisheries, as directed by the 2018 Master Plan for Fisheries: A Guide for the Implementation of the Marine Life Management Act (2018 Master Plan). The first webinar will take place on July 30, 2019 (see box, right).
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