California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Commercial Pacific Sardine Landing Receipt Data

Processors of CA commercial Pacific Sardine landings submit receipts twice a month by law (Fish and Game Code ยง 8046). Receipts contain catch location (California Department of Fish and Wildlife Blocks) and catch information (pounds landed) for each landing. Catch (short tons) data have been mapped by CDFW blocks and year from 1995 to 2012. A table of California commercial Pacific sardine landings (short tons), seasonal catch limit (short tons) and ex-vessel value corresponding to each mapped year is included below the maps.

Note: This product does not contain any confidential commercial Pacific sardine landings data. Vessel activity was not disclosed where less than 3 vessels set per block per year. Some years may appear to contain no data to protect the confidentiality of vessel location information.

California Commercial Sardine Landings

Data source: Commercial Fisheries Information System (CFIS)
Created by the CDFW CPS/HMS Project Staff: A. Holder

Pacific Sardine Landings and Value Information

Year Total
Landings (st)
Harvest
Guideline* (st)
Ex-Vessel Value
1995 44,454 52,145 $3,250,901.20
1996 35,890 38,351 $2,283,207.90
1997 47,670 54,000 $3,171,568.41
1998 47,351 48,000 $2,993,617.86
1999 65,580 132,800 $4,868,805.49
2000 59,097 205,902 $5,460,212.38
2001 57,203 148,522 $6,272,487.80
2002 64,324 130,560 $5,840,879.29
2003 38,286 122,255 $2,874,319.01
2004 48,838 135,305 $3,950,193.10
2005 38,177 150,112 $3,137,847.22
2006 51,343 131,106 $5,088,213.64
2007 89,266 168,173 $8,209,052.55
2008 63,270 98,208 $7,576,831.72
2009 41,422 73,780 $5,471,878.92
2010 37,115 79,409 $4,305,246.42
2011 30,549 55,695 $5,390,047.92
2012 25,399 120,603 $5,090,246.96

*Note: From 1995 to 1999 the Harvest Guideline was set as a California Quota by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. In 2000 the management authority for the commercial Pacific Sardine fishery was transferred to the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and Harvest Guidelines were set for the West Coast of the United States (i.e., California, Oregon and Washington).

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