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Commercial Pacific Sardine Landing Receipt Data
Processors of CA commercial Pacific Sardine landings submit receipts twice a month by law (Fish and Game Code § 8046). Receipts contain catch location (California Department of Fish and Wildlife Blocks) and catch information (pounds landed) for each landing. Catch (short tons) data have been mapped by CDFW blocks and year from 1995 to 2012. A table of California commercial Pacific sardine landings (short tons), seasonal catch limit (short tons) and ex-vessel value corresponding to each mapped year is included below the maps.
Note: This product does not contain any confidential commercial Pacific sardine landings data. Vessel activity was not disclosed where less than 3 vessels set per block per year. Some years may appear to contain no data to protect the confidentiality of vessel location information.
Data source: Commercial Fisheries Information System (CFIS)
Created by the CDFW CPS/HMS Project Staff: A. Holder
Pacific Sardine Landings and Value Information
*Note: From 1995 to 1999 the Harvest Guideline was set as a California Quota by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. In 2000 the management authority for the commercial Pacific Sardine fishery was transferred to the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and Harvest Guidelines were set for the West Coast of the United States (i.e., California, Oregon and Washington).