In 2019, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) completed a prioritization process for all of California’s fisheries in accordance with the 2018 Master Plan for Fisheries: A Guide for Implementation of the Marine Life Management Act. California halibut was identified as a high-priority fishery for management attention.
CDFW is committed to partnering with stakeholders to make informed decisions about the degree, or scale, of management necessary to ensure a sustainable California halibut fishery.
Stakeholders and interested members of the public are invited to a three-part webinar series this summer/fall. We look forward to the opportunity to share information about the California halibut fishery. Webinar participants are encouraged to share their perspectives and knowledge to help inform management discussions.
Exploring Scaled Management for the California Halibut Fishery:
A Three-part Webinar Series
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. PDT
- A focused discussion with the Recreational Sector | Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021
- A focused discussion with the Commercial Sector | Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
- Webinar Highlights and Looking Ahead | *Please note that CDFW has postponed this webinar until further notice. There will not be a webinar on Thursday, September 23, 2021. We look forward to sharing a new date in the coming weeks.
We also encourage you to visit the CDFW California Halibut web page and the CDFW Marine Species Portal California Halibut: Species-at-a-Glance for additional information about California halibut, the scaled management process, and this webinar series. Agendas and materials will be shared and posted in advance of webinars, so check back often! Also, an informational flyer is available here.
Please direct any questions about California halibut or RSVP requests for the webinars (not required) to MLMAFisheriesMgmt@wildlife.ca.gov.
post by Kirsten Ramey, CDFW Environmental Program Manager, Marine Region