Groundfish Management Areas Map

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations California Saltwater Fishing

Groundfish Management Areas for 2018

Note: Groundfish regulations may change during the year. Before engaging in ocean sportfishing for groundfish and associated species, please access one of the sources listed on Groundfish Information to obtain the most up-to-date groundfish fishing regulations.

Five recreational groundfish management areas have been established by the Fish and Game Commission and the Pacific Fishery Management Council. Each area has a different set of groundfish regulations tailored to meet regional needs.