New Ling bag limit south of Cape Mendocino for 2019



PFIC member Nacho just showed me a CDFW blog post stating the new lingcod daily bag limit south of Mendo is now one fish as of January 2nd.

The relevant text:

On December 12, 2018 the California Fish and Game Commission took action to modify regulations for groundfish fishing. The changes went into effect January 2, 2019.

While many of the changes are good news and reflect improvements in the status of several species, not all changes resulted in increased opportunities for the recreational groundfish fishery. For California Groundfish Management Areas south of 40°10’ N latitude (near Cape Mendocino in northern California) to the California/Mexico border, the recreational daily bag and possession limit for Lingcod has been reduced from two fish to one fish.

You can read about the rationale on their blog here: