FEDERAL AND STATE MANAGED FISHERIES & SEAFOOD FACTS
WHAT'S IN SEASON?The chart below describes the general seasonality for the major commercial fisheries off California. Color-coding indicates similar species or groups. Note that seasons do not necessarily start at the beginning or close at the end of the period highlighted (see state and federal regulations for current and specific dates). The timing of individual fisheries varies by gear type, region, and year to year with changes in resource availability, market demand, regulations, all of which affect where and how fishing occurs.
(Credit: California Sea Grant Extension Program)