Located along the state's 1,100-mile coastline, California fisheries and fishing communities are many and diverse. We have divided the state into five regions, based on fishing activity, regional market patterns, and state and federal management. Follow the links below to explore the five regions.

1. North Coast
Oregon Border to Point Arena 

region 1


2. North Central Coast
South of Point Arena to 
Half Moon Bay

region 2


 3. Central Coast
South of Half Moon Bay to 
Point Conception  

region 3


 4. Santa Barbara Channel
Point Conception to Point Dume

region 4


5. South Coast
Point Dume to Mexico border


region 5