- Ocean Fishing
- Laws & Regulations
- Marine Protected Areas
- Fish Identification
- Permits & Licenses
- FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
- Marine Life Management & Research
- What We Do
Main Office: 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
Information: (831) 649-2870, AskMarine@wildlife.ca.gov
Acting Regional Manager:
Related Projects and Information
- California Fish and Game Scientific Journal
- California Marine Sportfish Identification
Provides in-depth information for a variety of commonly fished species.
- California Recreational Fisheries Survey (CRFS)
- Commercial Landing Totals
All commercially caught fish landed within the State must have an accurate record documenting the catch. This allows the CDFW to maintain basic catch records for amounts and values of the various marine resources taken by California's commercial fisheries.
- Commercial Ocean Fishing
Provides links to the current Commercial Fishing Digest, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, license information, and more.
- Fish Contamination Education Collaboration
Provides health information, maps of where to fish, FAQ for anglers, educational materials in multiple languages and other helpful links.
- Guides to California Beach Fishing
Guides developed in conjunction with California Sea Grant that provide central and southern California beach fishing tips and fish identification illustrations
- Publications and Information (Fish)
- Life History Information for Selected California Marine Species
- Marine Management News
A newsletter published three times per year by the Marine Region of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for everyone interested in the management and conservation of California's living marine resources.
- Measurement Methods for Finfish and Invertebrates
- Ocean Sport Fishing
Provides links to current Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations, California Code and Regulations, Title 14, regulation changes, closures, and more.
- Safe Fish Eating Guidelines
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website
- Tide Tables
To use the tide tables, select the state of your interest, the location, and then "Predictions" in the first column from the left of the screen. The high tides of the day are designated with a "H" and the low tides by a "L" to the right of the tide height.