Collecting recreational fisheries data can be challenging because:
Nevertheless, the recreational sector accounts for a significant portion of overall harvest of marine fish species in California. Therefore it is imperative to collect the necessary data and produce estimates of harvest to give fishery managers the information they need to sustainably manage this sector.
Learn more about CRFS goals, history, and the dedicated staff that collect data.
Angler cooperation is critical to the success of the survey. Angler participation is essential to ensure accurate data collection and sustainable management of California's marine recreational fisheries.
Marine Region (Region 7)
Regional Manager: Dr. Craig Shuman
Main Office: 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100, Monterey, CA 93940
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