California processors of commercial market squid landings submit receipts twice a month to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) as required by Fish and Game Code Section 8046. Receipts contain catch location (CDFW blocks) and catch information (pounds landed) for each landing. Catch data (in short tons) have been mapped by CDFW block and fishing season, from the 2000-2001 season to the 2016-2017 season. A table of California commercial landings and seasonal catch limits (in short tons) and ex-vessel value corresponding to each season is included here.
Note: No confidential commercial market squid landings data are listed here. Vessel activity was not disclosed where less than three vessels set per block, per season. Some seasons may appear to contain no data to protect the confidentiality of vessel location information.