California Commercial Market Squid Logbook Data

Pursuant to §149, Title 14, of the CCR, any person who possesses a valid Market Squid Vessel Permit, Market Squid Brail Permit, or Market Squid Light Boat Permit shall complete and submit an accurate record of his/her squid fishing/lighting activities on a form (Market Squid Vessel Logbook or Market Squid Light Boat Logbook), provided by the Department, as appropriate to the type of fishing activity. The Department will accept Market Squid Vessel Logbook DFW-149a (Rev. 5/1/15) or Market Squid Light/Brail Boat Logbook DFW-149a (Rev. 5/1/15).

For more information regarding or obtaining market squid logbooks contact Katie Grady at (831) 241-0150 or

Market squid restricted access permit holders submit location and catch information each month. The data have been summarized by CDFW Catch Block. Click the Start button to view an animation of squid fishing locations from 2000 to 2010, or you may select any individual month to view using the drop-down list.

Note: This product does not contain any confidential commercial market squid logbook data for seiner vessel activity. Seiner vessel activity was not disclosed where less than 3 vessels set per block, and where less than 3 sets occurred in the block. Some months may appear to contain no data in the animation below to protect the confidentiality of seiner location information.

Commercial Market Squid Logbook Data