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Procedures and Resources for Commercial Landings

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Effective July 1, 2019, electronic reporting of landing data is mandatory for fish businesses with a multifunction license, fishermen's retail license or the fish receiver's license who are reporting the sale or delivery of commercial fish landings.

SAVE the DATE! To assist fish businesses with this transition, you are invited to attend an outreach event co-hosted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to learn more about the required electronic submission of commercial fisheries landings via E-Tix effective 7/1/2019. Staff will answer questions, provide a demonstration of E-Tix, and register businesses with E-Tix. Please join us at one of these locations:

  • Sausalito on 4/30/2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the USACE Bay Model Visitors Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Santa Barbara on 5/7/2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Waterfront Dept. Marine Center, 125 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • San Pedro on 5/8/2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • San Diego on 5/9/2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute Shedd Auditorium, 2595 Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92109

In addition, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has updated the link opens in new windowUser Guide (PDF) that contains resources to guide fish businesses in submitting landing data to the CDFW.

E-Tix - link opens in new windowThe electronic fish ticket is a web-based form called link opens in new windowE-Tix, managed by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC). PSMFC has a Quick Start Guide for California fish businesses available on their web site to assist those transitioning to electronic reporting using E-Tix, as well as a link to request an E-Tix account.

CDFW recommends that fish businesses sign up for E-Tix well in advance of July 1, 2019 and start reporting fish tickets electronically now.

If you have any questions, or require additional information, please email or phone the CDFW Marine Fisheries Statistical Unit at (562) 342-7130.

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Contact CDFW at (562) 342-7130 or

If you have questions specifically about using E-Tix, please use the Help resources available on the link opens in new windowE-Tix website.