Invertebrate Management Project: Abalone Work Products

Much of the research the Invertebrate Management Team completes to aid in the management of important commercial and recreational marine invertebrate fisheries is documented in the form of technical reports, data summaries, and scientific publications, including the Fish and Game Quarterly. Invertebrate Management Team staff also engage and educate the public through Outdoor California articles, flyers, educational brochures and other venues. The following links provide access to many of CDFW's abalone work products and publications that fall within the realm of fishery-dependent and fishery-independent research, and educational outreach.

Northern California Recreational Fishery Status Reports


  • North Coast Abalone Management (Video)
    Abalone lovers! Check out this exciting and informative video produced by one of CDFW's abalone researchers. You will see what is involved in assessing the status of this precious resource.
  • Abalone Report Card Instructions (Video)
    This video shows abalone sport divers and rock pickers how to comply with abalone regulations that became effective April 2008.

Magazine and Newsletter Articles

News Releases