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The Measure

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife develop a proposal for consideration by the Fish and Game Commission for new or revised fishing regulations designed to increase populations of listed fish species through reduced predation by introduced sport fish, striped bass.

Measure Details

In 2018, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) submitted proposals for fishing regulations on size and catch limits for black and striped bass to the Fish and Game Commission. CDFW utilized findings from the research to inform adaptive management and how to potentially modify fishing regulations. The Fish and Game Commission considered but did not make recommended striped bass regulation changes. In February 2020, the California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to end a 1996 policy that had committed the state to sustaining a population of about 1 million striped bass in the Delta and other California waterways.

The current sport fishing regulations are available are available on the CDFW Fishing and Hunting Regulations website.

Delta Plan Strategy

Prevent Introduction of and Manage Nonnative Species Impacts

Delta Plan Recommendation

ER R6. Regulate Angling for Nonnative Sport Fish to Protect Native Fish. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife should develop, for consideration by the Fish and Game Commission, proposals for new or revised fishing regulations designed to increase populations of listed fish species through reduced predation by introduced sport fish. The proposals should be based on sound science that demonstrates these management actions are likely to achieve their intended outcome and include the development of performance measures and a monitoring plan to support adaptive management.

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