The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently developing a Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan. California Ocean Science Trust, with support from the Ocean Protection Council, and at the request of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Fish and Game Commission, coordinated an external, independent peer review of the scientific and technical merits of the proposed management strategy within the draft fishery management plan.
The Final California Commercial Landings report for 2017 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.
2017 commercial passenger fishing vessel (party/charter boat) landings have also been posted in summary table form. Continue reading
Did you know that you can download state fishing regulations to your smartphone or other device? Using iBooks on Apple devices or your favorite book reader on the Android platform, you can download the regulations booklets for reference at any time.
As noted in the 2018-2019 Saltwater Sport Fishing Regulations booklet, recreational fishermen will want to take note of a few changes in fishing regulations this season.
Most notably, the recreational red abalone fishery is closed for 2018, and likely longer. To learn more about the reasons behind the unprecedented closure, see “Perfect Storm” Decimates Northern California Kelp Forests, written by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) biologists and published on the Marine Management News blogsite. Continue reading
As we enter into the summer months, it is almost unbelievable that the first six months of 2017 are now behind us. Looking back, we are deeply appreciative of the stakeholders who have already taken time to participate in a number of discussions CDFW has hosted to share information about our process that is currently underway to amend the existing Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Master Plan. Feedback received on topics such as a Continue reading