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FGC Sec 7065-7066 Commission and Department GENERAL POLICIES CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF MARINE LIVING RESOURCES (Fish)
FISH AND GAME CODE
7065. (a) The director shall report annually in writing to the
commission on the status of sport and commercial marine fisheries
managed by the state. The date of the report shall be chosen by the
commission with the advice of the department. Each annual report
shall cover at least one-fourth of the marine fisheries managed by
the state so that every fishery will be reported on at least once
every four years. The department shall, consistent with Section
7059, involve expertise from outside the department in compiling
information for the report, which may include, but need not be
limited to, Sea Grant staff, other marine scientists, fishery
participants, and other interested parties.
(b) For each fishery reported on in an annual report, the report
shall include information on landings, fishing effort, areas where
the fishery occurs, and other factors affecting the fishery as
determined by the department and the commission. Each restricted
access program shall be reviewed at least every five years for
consistency with the policies of the commission on restricted access
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the first annual report shall
be presented to the commission on or before September 1, 2001, and
shall cover all the marine fisheries managed by the state. To the
extent that the requirements of this section and Section 7073 are
duplicative, the first annual report may be combined with the plan
required pursuant to Section 7073.
7066. (a) The Legislature finds and declares that a number of
human-caused and natural factors can affect the health of marine
fishery resources and result in marine fisheries that do not meet the
policies and other requirements of this part.
(b) To the extent feasible, the director's report to the
commission pursuant to Section 7065 shall identify any marine fishery
that does not meet the sustainability policies of this part. In the
case of a fishery identified as being depressed, the report shall
indicate the causes of the depressed condition of the fishery,
describe steps being taken to rebuild the fishery, and, to the extent
practicable, recommend additional steps to rebuild the fishery.
(c) The director's report to the commission pursuant to Section
7065, consistent with subdivision (m) of Section 7056, shall evaluate
the management system and may recommend modifications of that system
to the commission.