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California has been divided into six geographic areas or districts for CRFS. The location of fishery management boundaries, distance recreational boats typically travel from major ports and county lines were taken into account when establishing district boundaries.
District 1 – Southern District: Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties
Environmental Scientist: Otis Horning
District 2 – Channel District: Santa Barbara and Ventura counties
Environmental Scientist: Ryan Denton
District 3 – Central District: Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties
Environmental Scientist: Jayna Schaaf-DaSilva
20 Lower Ragsdale Dr., Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
FAX (831) 649-2894
District 4 – San Francisco District: Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties on the coast and the eight counties surrounding San Francisco and San Pablo Bays (Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties)
Environmental Scientist: Jared Worland
1123 Industrial Road, Suite 300
San Carlos, CA 94070
District 5-6 – Wine and Redwood Districts: Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties
Environmental Scientist: Ed Roberts
619 2nd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
FAX (707) 445-7883
CRFS sample data and estimates are available for viewing and download through the Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN), which is operated by Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC). The RecFIN database was established in 1992 and was designed to integrate multiple state and federal sampling efforts into a single database available online in a user-friendly format. This data is available to biologists and researchers, fishery managers, anglers, and the general public.
Note: Due to different survey methods, CRFS and MRFSS estimates are not directly comparable.
CRFS Sampler Manual
The CRFS Sampler Manual (PDF)(opens in new tab) provides an explanation of the principles and goal of CRFS, detailed instructions regarding sampling procedures and protocols, and the proper coding of all forms. The manual describes the history of the survey, general information, methods, the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, leads, and samplers, and much more.
Fliers and Brochures
CRFS samplers are often a good source of information about fishery management issues. The following informational publications and others are often available through CRFS samplers.
Other CRFS-Related Information