California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Marine Region

Marine Region Mission: To protect, maintain, enhance, and restore California's marine ecosystems for their ecological values and their use and enjoyment by the public through good science and effective communication.

Ocean Sport Fishing Regulation Map

Record Ocean Sportfish
For summaries of ocean sport fishing regulations, see our easy-to-use California Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations Map. Simply click the portion of the California coast where you plan to fish, and you will access a summary of current Sport Fishing Regulations for that area.

Learn more about this 21 pound 5 ounce Pacific bonito and other California record ocean sportfish.


Shellfish and Finfish Health Advisories

potentially toxic species

For warnings about consuming local shellfish or finfish, view the Health Advisories for California Finfish, Shellfish and Crustaceans web page.


Marine Management News

The Marine Management News blog is published by the Marine Region of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and is for everyone interested in the management and conservation of California's living marine resources.

California Fishing Passport

Marine Management News
A new fishing incentive and recognition program to highlight and promote fishing throughout the state. Pick up your free copy of the California Fishing Passport book listing 150 different popular fresh and saltwater finfish and shellfish that occur throughout the state. Try to catch one of every species listed, and you will receive stamps in your passport book documenting each achievement.


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