Resources

R3 California Hunting and Fishing 

Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Action Plan (CDFW 2019)

CSL Conducted & Commissioned Studies

Are Costs, Lack of Value Contributing to an Unprecedented Decline of Recreational Fishing in California?  (CSL 2015)

Considerations Regarding 365-Day Fishing Licenses (Southwick & Associates 2018)

Impacts of Fishing on the Environment

Economic Studies on Fishing

As anglers and small business owners who rely on sportfishing for our way of life, we know that sportfishing is a major component of California’s economy. Serving as regional catalysts in local economies throughout the State, sportfishing helps support hotels, gas stations, restaurants, guide services, campgrounds, marinas, bait & tackle shops, among other small businesses that rely on a healthy sportfishing draw in California.

To learn more about the impacts sportfishing has on the California economy, check out the studies below!

Aquaculture and Stocking Recreational Water in the West … (CAA)

Economic Impact of Recreational Salmon Fishing in California (Golden Gate Salmon Association 2013)

Economic Significance of Recreational Boating in California (NMMA 2013)

Economic Significance of Recreational Boating in the United States (NMMA 2013)

Sportfishing in America: An Economic Force for Conservation (ASA 2013)

Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account: Prototype Statistics for 2012-2016 (BEA)

Economic Contributions of Private, Recreation-Based Aquaculture … (WRAC)

US Fish and Wildlife Service

National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Associated-Recreation 2011

National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Associated-Recreation 2016

Fishing Participation 

Are Costs, Lack of Value Contributing to an Unprecedented Decline of Recreational Fishing in California? (CSL 2015)

Government Watchdog

As California’s only Government Watchdog dedicated to protecting access for anglers, we are always following the legislative and regulatory bodies whose decisions impact your ability to enjoy California’s pristine Pacific Coast, lakes and streams.

Below are some of the California Government representatives, regulatory agencies and legislative bodies we monitor regularly.

Governor Jerry Brown

CA Natural Resources Agency:

California Legislature: