California Department of Fish and Wildlife

CPS-HMS Electronic Receipt Submission

There are now two ways for fish dealers and processor to voluntarily submit landing receipts containing CPS (market squid, Pacific sardine, Pacific mackerel, northern anchovy and jack mackerel) to the CPS-HMS project. Each method is described below. Please use one method only.

Tips for voluntary electronic submission of landing receipts:

  • If you are currently submitting receipts via fax, please discontinue and submit future receipts via one of the below methods.
  • Submit landing receipts daily.
  • If you are unable to submit landing receipts daily, please include receipts for only ONE dealer number and ONE day per PDF or JPEG (this can include multiple receipts).
  • Submit each receipt only once.
  • Check that writing is legible and that scans or pictures are clear enough to read.

Please remember, this voluntary reporting does not replace the legal requirement for submission of the original signed copy of these landing receipts to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife twice a month according to FGC § 8046 (a).

Electronic submission is used to assist the Department in improving in-season tracking of CPS landings and depends on your continued voluntary cooperation. If you have specific questions regarding the electronic submission process, please direct them to Anna Holder at: or (831) 649-7141.

Method 1: Email

Please scan (or take a picture) of landing receipts and email them to

Once you have submitted receipts to the CPSHMS email address you will receive a reply email confirming your submission.

Method 2: Form

Please complete and submit this form:

Contact Information

Please fill out the contact information of the person submitting this form or a company point of contact familiar with receipt submissions.

Contact Name:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: () -
Fish Business ID:
Number of Receipts/Landings:
Number of Files Uploaded:

Pounds Landed by Species

Please enter total poundage of each species, from receipts uploaded for this submission.

Pacific Mackerel (51): lbs.
Jack Mackerel (55): lbs.
Pacific Sardine (100): lbs.
Northern Anchovy (110): lbs.
Market Squid (711): lbs.

Attach Landing Receipts

Press 'Browse' or 'Choose File' and select file to upload from the pop-up box. If submitting more than one file, press the new 'Browse' or 'Choose File' button that appears (Limit 5 files, 20 MB total).

Submit Information

Enter the solution to the math problem in the box. Then press the 'Submit Information' button that appears. Once you hit 'Submit Information' a dialog box will appear confirming your submission and you will receive a confirmation email at the address submitted in 'Contact Information'.

Please note: Information transmitted via the Internet is not secure until received by CDFW.