California recreational fisheries

California Recreational Fisheries, as summarized from a Council motion

1.  Season Dates and Inseason Action

No Action: A fixed season that is open from May 1 through July 31 and September 1 through October 31. No inseason adjustments will be made.

Alternative 1: Revise the season length so that the fishery is open for one month during the timeframe May 1 through October 31. Selection of the month would occur under final action in November. Inseason adjustments may be made.

Alternative 2: Revise the season length so that the season is open for a 15 consecutive day period during the timeframe May 1 through October 31. Selection of the 15 consecutive day period would occur under final action. Inseason adjustments may be made.

The Council also provided the following guidance to NMFS: In establishing the California sport fixed season, NMFS should work with CDFW to use a formula similar to that used in the Puget Sound area, which is to calculate a projected catch per day and number of days to achieve the subarea quota.

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