The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Marine Region extends along the entire California coastline from border to border and approximately three nautical miles out to sea, including offshore islands. Through development of specific projects, staff provide for fisheries and habitat management, environmental review, and water quality monitoring statewide. The annual review documents below provide an overview of each year's activities, beginning with 2014.
Fisheries Forum Reports
Beginning in 1973, California's Joint Legislative Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture hosted a Fisheries Forum each year at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The Fisheries Forum provided an opportunity for those involved in recreational and commercial fishing to come to Sacramento and speak directly to their representatives about statewide commercial and sport fishery issues and fisheries research. Many laws protecting the fisheries, aquaculture and marine interests were developed as a result of information gathered at past Fisheries Forums. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Marine Region prepared annual reports that summarized the status and issues facing California's marine fisheries and aquaculture for the Fisheries Forum. The historical Fisheries Forum Reports below have been replaced by the Marine Region Year in Review.