The Pacific herring commercial regulations are updated every year. In addition, potential environmental impacts of the fishery are addressed each year in an environmental document, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Both the regulatory and CEQA processes provide the public with several opportunities each year to provide input to CDFW and the Commission on the management of California’s Pacific herring resource.
Please visit the State Managed California Commercial Herring Fishery page to read the 2014 Draft Supplemental Environmental Document for Pacific Herring. The 45 day public comment period closes on May 19, 2014 at 5:00pm; all comments must be received by the California Fish and Game Commission at that time.