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California Fishing Passport

California Fishing Passport

A fishing incentive and recognition program to highlight and promote fishing throughout the state. Pick up your free copy of the California Fishing Passport book listing 150 different popular fresh and saltwater finfish and shellfish that occur throughout the state. Try to catch one of every species listed, and you will receive stamps in your passport book documenting each achievement.

Fish Identification Illustrations

  • Black, Blue Rockfish ID Flyer
    This flyer lists identifying features that can be used to differentiate between black rockfish and blue rockfish.
  • Canary, Vermilion, Yelloweye Rockfish ID Flyer
    This flyer lists identifying features that can be used to differentiate between canary rockfish, yelloweye rockfish, and vermilion rockfish.
  • Videos

  • link opens in new tab or windowDemonstration Video (YouTube): California Abalone Reporting and Tagging Requirements
    This video shows abalone sport divers and rock pickers how to comply with abalone regulations enacted April 2008.
  • Crabbing From a Vessel, Part I
  • Maps

  • Cowcod Conservation Areas
  • link opens in new tab or windowFort Ross Red Abalone Closure Map (PDF)
    Regulations (Section 29.15(b)(1)) effective January 1, 2014
  • Additional Information

  • link opens in new tab or windowMeasurement Methods for Finfish and Invertebrates (PDF)


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