UPDATE – Cowcod Conservation Area Proposal
One of the strategic plan items for this past year was to target reopening the Cowcod Conservation Area (CCA) to 30 fathoms, and to be permitted to retain shelf rockfish in the CCA. SAC submitted the proposal to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council where the concept was approved for recommendation to NOAA and the California Fish and Game Commission. We are pleased to inform you that half of the final process has been completed with the Fish and Game Commission approving the concept. We have yet to hear the NOAA result. As soon as we do we will provide you that information. The process may be completed within the next few months. You are welcome to contact us with any questions.