State and Federal Trip Limit Tables

Regulations in State Waters

North of 36° N latitude (near Point Lopez)

Directed commercial groundfish fishing is only permitted for nearshore fish species between shore and the 20-fathom boundary line. Nearshore and deeper nearshore permittees may fish up to the trip limits using legal gear types. Take and possession of other non-nearshore groundfish is not permitted within state waters in the directed commercial groundfish fishery in state waters.

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South of 36° N latitude (near Point Lopez)

Federal trip limits for non-nearshore groundfish stocks are extended into state waters, while trip limits for nearshore groundfish stocks are provided below.

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Select State Regulations for Groundfish

Pertinent regulatory text from California Code of Regulations, Title 14

Federal Commercial Fishing Information

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