Is there a size or number limit for mackerels ? Are we allowed to use our cast nets ?
There is no size limit on mackerel since it is not explicitly stated.
There is no limit on the number of mackerel:
(b) There is no limit on the following species: anchovy, grunion, jacksmelt, topsmelt, Pacifc butterfsh
(pompano), queenfsh, sanddabs, skipjack, jack mackerel, Pacifc mackerel, Pacifc staghorn sculpin,
round herring, Pacifc herring, Pacifc sardine, petrale sole and starry ﬂounder.
Mackerel are not included in the species allowed for cast nets:
28.80. DIP NETS AND HAWAIIAN TYPE THROW NETS. Dip nets of any size and baited hoop nets
not greater than 36 inches in diameter may be used to take herring, Pacifc staghorn sculpin, shiner
surfperch, surf smelt, topsmelt, anchovies, shrimp and squid. Hawaiian type throw nets may be used
north of Point Conception to take such species