Elec­tronic Re­port­ing Sys­tem For Com­mer­cial Fish Land­ings

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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.

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