In the first 6 months of mandatory electronic reporting, fish businesses submitted 25,573 electronic fish tickets representing 54,577 rows of catch data. Electronic reporting provides the landings information to our scientific staff in near real-time which allows for the data review and analysis to begin well before the data would have arrived using previous paper methods.
The electronic fish ticket is a web-based form called E-Tix, managed by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC). PSMFC provides a Quick Start Guide for California fish businesses (PDF) 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.