The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is soliciting nominations for a new Squid Fishery Advisory Committee (SFAC), which will review and provide input on potential changes to market squid fishery management.
The main focus for the SFAC, in addition to reviewing existing market squid fishery management and pinpointing potential improvements, will be examining changes in the fishery since the Market Squid Fishery Management Plan was implemented in 2005, and considering adjustments that may be needed to adapt to the effects of climate change. The SFAC will also consider petitions for squid fishing regulation changes, support collection, synthesis, and review of scientific information, and review fishery monitoring programs, among other goals.
SFAC nominations are welcome from a broad range of interested parties, including the market squid fishing community, environmental groups, Native American Tribes, government agencies and the scientific community. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SFAC, send a letter of interest to Katie Grady, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Environmental Scientist, at SFAC@wildlife.ca.gov by close of business on Monday, October 31, 2022.
post by Mary Patyten, CDFW Research Writer