Since December 2016, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has hosted three discussions to share information with stakeholders about the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Master Plan amendment process. CDFW is seeking input and guidance on ideas, approaches, and tools to consider as part of an amended MLMA Master Plan and Draft Amended Framework for MLMA-Based Management. Continue reading
The 2017 California Commercial Fishing Digest is now available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) website. The digest contains information about commercial fishing licenses and regulations. It also includes maps of fishing districts, conservation areas, marine protected areas, and more.
Commercial fishermen will be especially interested in the What’s New for 2017 section of the digest, which includes summaries of new commercial fishing regulations and other information.
In December 2016 and February 2017, CDFW hosted two public conference calls to provide stakeholders with a general introduction to the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA), and to discuss a draft approach to scaling management efforts and storing fisheries data on a web-based portal. These two public conference calls were the first in a series of discussions that have been planned to help inform and guide key components of the MLMA Master Plan amendment process.
Stakeholders are invited to participate in the next discussion in this series, which will take place as an agenda item during the Fish and Game Commission’s upcoming Marine Resources Committee meeting. Continue reading
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites tribes and native communities, stakeholders, and other interested members of the public to learn about the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Master Plan amendment process. We hope you will join us for a conversation about the upcoming process:
“Marine Life Management Act 101” Orientation
Brown Bag Conference Call for Interested Stakeholders
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 12:00pm-1:00pm PT
Conference Number: (218) 339-7804 | Conference ID: 7927150
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), together with our partners including tribes and stakeholders, is preparing to amend the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Master Plan. The amended MLMA Master Plan will be designed to:
- Enhance the sustainability of the state’s ocean fisheries;
- Help promote more efficient, effective, and streamlined fisheries management;
- Establish a clear pathway detailing the management approach for each fishery, and
- Foster transparency and flexibility in fisheries management with tribes and native communities, stakeholders, and interested members of the public. Continue reading