Electronic Reporting System For Commercial Fish Landings
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently announced the availability of E-tix, a new electronic reporting system for commercial fishery land- ings that came online July 1, 2018. With the cooperation of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), the E-tix application has been adapted to al- low electronic reporting of all California landing records.
Since 1933, CDFW has relied on paper landing receipts that over the years expanded to 16 different paper forms. CDFW staff members have been responsible for manually entering the data and managing it in data systems that have evolved over the decades. Using E-Tix allows fish receivers to record both federal and state fisheries landings through one application.
Electronic reporting using E-tix has been required for all federal sablefish landings since 2017 and Individual Fishery Quota trawl fisheries landings since 2011.
Between November 2016 and October 2017, CDFW worked with fish businesses and the California Fish and Game Commission to propose and adopt electronic reporting regulations.