California Department of Fish and Wildlife

CPFV Annual Reports

The F/V Merry Ann shows party boat anglers a good time in 1939. CDFW file photo.

The F/V Merry Ann shows party boat anglers
having a good time in 1939. CDFW file photo.

Since 1936 skippers of Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels (CPFVs, also known as "party boats") have been required to submit logbooks with information such as target species, numbers of fish caught, fishing method, and locations fished, for each fish taken. The Marine Fisheries Statistical Unit enters the data into CDFW's commercial fishing database, providing a valuable history of CPFV landings in California.

California Commercial Landings (includes CPFV Annual Reports)