Red Abalone Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and Regulatory Amendments


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Lead Agency
Fish and Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Red Abalone Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and Regulatory Amendments
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
commercial and rec fishing in state waters, excluding marine protected areas that prohibit take

Document Description
Red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) is a resource managed by the CDFW currently under the Abalone Recovery and Management Plan. The recreational red abalone fishery is one of CA's most successful and popular fisheries, and is economically important, particularly to Sonoma and Mendocino counties where approx 95% of the multi-million dollar fishery takes place. Over 25,000 fishers participate in the fishery each year. Red abalone may be taken with a sport fishing license subject to regulations (14 CCR 1.74, 29.15, and 29.16) prescribed by the CA F&G Commission. The proposed project is the development of a fishery management plan for the northern CA recreational red abalone fishery and regulatory amendments to implement the plan. The FMP would further refine and implement the long-term management objectives outlined in the ARMP, as well as meet requirements for fisheries management in the Marine Life Management Act. The FMP would serve as the framework for managing the recreational fishery for red abalone upon the adoption by the Commission in accordance with Fish and Game Code 5520, 7078. The regulatory amendments would implement the FMP under statute pursuant to FGC 7072, 7075, and 7080-7088.

Contact Information
Ian Taniguchi
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (562) 342-7182


Del Norte Humboldt Marin Mendocino Sonoma
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Project Issues
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Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 1 California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission

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