California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Status of the Fisheries Reports

Includes Status of the Fisheries Report Updates Through 2011

Status of the Fisheries Reports
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has found that comprehensive review of California's fisheries is a key tool for developing effective fisheries management. The Marine Life Management Act, which became law on January 1, 1999, instructs CDFW to regularly prepare reports on the status of California's fisheries and the effectiveness of management programs. The reports below have been prepared in response to this call for periodic review.

Important Notes

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California's Living Marine Resources: A Status Report (2001)

Comprehensive information about all state-managed fisheries, federally managed fisheries, and marine wildlife

Status of the Fisheries Reports - Updates for Selected Species