Posted by: socalsalty | March 2, 2013

Little noticed change in the new rockfish rules…cabezons no longer have a minimum size limit

CDFW News

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is announcing several changes to recreational groundfish regulations that apply to state waters, zero to three miles from shore. The new recreational regulations were adopted by the Fish and Game Commission and will take effect on March 1, 2013.

The open season dates and allowable fishing depths for the recreational Groundfish Management Areas are as follows:
• Northern – open May 15 through Oct. 31, in 20 fathoms (120 feet) or less.
• Mendocino – open May 15 through Labor Day, in 20 fathoms (120 feet) or less.
• San Francisco – open June 1 through Dec. 31, in 30 fathoms (180 feet) or less.
• Central- open May 1 through Dec. 31, in 40 fathoms (240 feet) or less.
• Southern – open March 1 through Dec. 31, in 50 fathoms (300 feet) or less.

Additionally, anglers will now have the…

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