Red Abalone Fishery Management Plan
It is a planning document that contains all the necessary information to make informed decisions to sustainably manage a species while allowing harvest opportunities. Under the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA), fishery management plans will evaluate and consider:
The Master Plan is literally a "road map" of how California fisheries will be managed. Specifically, the Master Plan includes:
The Master Plan is a first step in making clear and explicit, the complex process of fisheries management. View the Master Plan.
Additional questions can be can be submitted via email to Ian Taniguchi
Marine Region (Region 7)
Regional Manager: Dr. Craig Shuman
Main Office: 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100, Monterey, CA 93940
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Red abalone. CDFW photo by Derek Stein.