Status of the Fisheries Reports

Status of the Fisheries Reports

The Marine Life Management Act, which became law on January 1, 1999, instructs CDFW to regularly prepare reports on the status of California's fisheries and the effectiveness of management programs. The reports below have been prepared in response to this call for periodic review. Prior to 2012, these reports were prepared for all species, or subsets of species, managed by CDFW.

Enhanced Status Reports

Beginning in 2020, CDFW prepared enhanced status reports for state-managed species. These reports are living documents, updated as needed, and will be tied to online resources for more information.

Past Status of the Fisheries Reports

Status of the Fisheries Report Through 2011

Status of the Fisheries Report Through 2008

Status of the Fisheries Report Through 2006

Status of the Fisheries Report Through 2003

California's Living Marine Resources: A Status Report (2001)

California’s Living Marine Resources: A Status Report (2001) is a comprehensive publication containing information about all state-managed fisheries, federally managed fisheries, and marine wildlife.