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California Recreational Fisheries Survey - Additional Information

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Contact Information

California has been divided into six geographic areas or districts for CRFS. The location of fishery management boundaries, distance recreational boats typically travel from major ports and county lines were taken into account when establishing district boundaries.

Statewide Coordination
Senior Environmental Scientist: Mike Brown
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-6440
FAX (916) 227-6399
Mike.Brown@wildlife.ca.gov

District 1 – Southern District: Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties
Environmental Scientist: Otis Horning
4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 342-7174
FAX (562) 342-7139
Otis.Horning@wildlife.ca.gov

District 2 – Channel District: Santa Barbara and Ventura counties
Environmental Scientist: Ryan Denton
4665 Lampson Ave., Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 342-7115
FAX (562) 342-7139
Ryan.Denton@wildlife.ca.gov

District 3 – Central District: Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties
Environmental Scientist: Jayna Schaaf-DaSilva
20 Lower Ragsdale Dr., Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-7196
FAX (831) 649-2894
Jayna.Schaaf-DaSilva@wildlife.ca.gov

District 4 – San Francisco District: Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties on the coast and the eight counties surrounding San Francisco and San Pablo Bays (Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties)
Environmental Scientist: James Phillips
5355 Skylane Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 576-2899
FAX (707) 576-7132
James.Phillips@wildlife.ca.gov

District 5-6 – Wine and Redwood Districts: Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties
Environmental Scientist: Ed Roberts
619 2nd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 441-5757
FAX (707) 445-7883
Ed.Roberts@wildlife.ca.gov

 

CRFS Data

Red rockfishCRFS sample data and estimates are available for viewing and download through the Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN), which is operated by Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC). The RecFIN database was established in 1992 and was designed to integrate multiple state and federal sampling efforts into a single database available online in a user-friendly format. This data is available to biologists and researchers, fishery managers, anglers, and the general public.

Note: Due to different survey methods, CRFS and MRFSS estimates are not directly comparable.

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission logo, CDFW logo, RecFIN logo


CRFS Sampler Manual

The link opens in new tab or windowCRFS Sampler Manual (PDF) provides an explanation of the principles and goal of CRFS, detailed instructions regarding sampling procedures and protocols, and the proper coding of all forms. The manual describes the history of the survey, general information, methods, the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, leads, and samplers, and much more.


Fliers and Brochures

CRFS samplers are often a good source of information about fishery management issues. The following informational publications and others are often available through CRFS samplers.


Other CRFS-Related Information

  • link opens in new tab or windowCRFS Methods Document (PDF)
    This document provides a general overview of CRFS and information about the sampling design, survey methods, key data elements collected and estimation procedures for each of the component surveys.
  • link opens in new tab or windowUnderstanding Fisheries Management (PDF)
    Courtesy Auburn University and the University of Mississippi, the Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center, the Mississippi- Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, and the Mississippi Law Research Institute
  • CDFW Marine Region Blog



Marine Region (Region 7)
Regional Manager: Dr. Craig Shuman
Main Office: 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100, Monterey, CA  93940
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