California processors of commercial northern anchovy 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 (in pounds landed) for each landing. Catch data (in metric tons) have been mapped by CDFW block and year from 2000 to 2015. A table of California commercial landings and harvest guidelines (in metric tons) for the central subpopulation of northern anchovy, and California ex-vessel value corresponding to each season, is included here.
Note: No confidential commercial northern anchovy landings data are provided here. Vessel activity was not disclosed where less than three vessels set per block, per year. Some years may appear to contain no data to protect the confidentiality of vessel location information.