Annual Status of the Fisheries Reports (2008) (PDF) The Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) of 1998 mandated that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) review at least one quarter of state-managed marine fisheries annually with a focus on species that are the subject of a directed recreational or commercial fishery. The report contains a history of the hagfish fishery, status of biological knowledge, the status of the population, management considerations, and references to more hagfish information. Fisheries Forum Reports The Fisheries Forum is an annual report to the legislature regarding the fisheries that the CDFW manages or monitors. Fishery statistics and biological status is included. Hagfish: A Re-emerging Fishery (PDF) by Sabrina Bell Marine Management News, May 2009 This article describes the biology of hagfish, the commercial fishery and its trends, and the State Finfish Management Project's interest in learning more about the hagfish fishery through it current monitoring program.