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2017-2018 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations

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NOTICE – Printing of 2017-18 Fishing Regulations Booklets Delayed
Distribution of the printed 2017-18 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations booklet has been delayed. The 2017-18 regulations are available to the public in a digital format below.

Illustrations and Additional Information

California Fishing Passport

California Fishing Passport
A new 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.


Tips for Viewing the Online Booklet

screenshot showing how to access bookmarks in PDF booklet

The Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations has bookmarks embedded in it to help the user navigate between sections of the booklet. Set your PDF Reader plug-in to display "Bookmarks and Pages". With this setting you can click on the bookmarks and go to the related page of the booklet.

With the PDF Reader plug-in set to Bookmarks and Pages, your display should look like the inset to the right.

Click on one of the bookmark topics in the left column to take you to that part of the booklet.


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