In the first 12 months of mandatory electronic reporting, 566 fish businesses submitted 48,966 electronic fish tickets representing 96,579 rows of catch data. Electronic reporting provides the landings information to our scientific staff in near real-time which allows for timely data review and analysis. The commercial landings data are used by fishery managers to make decisions for effective management of California fisheries.
The electronic fish ticket is a web-based form called E-Tix(opens in new tab), managed by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC). PSMFC provides a Quick Start Guide for California fish businesses (PDF)(opens in new tab) to assist those transitioning to electronic reporting using E-Tix, as well as a link to request an E-Tix account.
If you have any questions, or require additional information, email ElectronicFishTicket@wildlife.ca.gov or phone the CDFW Marine Fisheries Statistical Unit at (562) 342-7130.