California Groundfish Collective Flyer

Check out our printable CGC flyer for more information on what we do. 





The Nature Conservancy's California Groundfish Project Fact Sheet 

Learn more about The Nature Conservancy's longstanding engagement with the groundfish fishery and the origins of the California Groundfish Collective. 




Individual Fishing Quota System Resource Guide

View our Individual Fishing Quota System Resource Guide to learn more about the the management of the West Coast IFQ Program. 




California Groundfish Collective Annual Report

Each year the California Groundfish Collective develops a report describing our operations and results on the water. Click here for a copy of the most recent, 2015 Annual Report. Click here for the 2014 Annual Report.




Electronic Monitoring in the West Coast Groundfish Fishery: Summary Results from the CGC Exempted Fishing Permit Project 2015-2016

In 2014, The Nature Conservancy, the CGC and the Environmental Defense Fund formed a partnership to manage an Exempted Fishing Permit project in the West Coast groundfish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery. The goals of this project were to 1) develop and implement the use of electronic video monitoring (EM) in lieu of human observers for catch compliance purposes; 2) inform the development of new regulations while preserving community access to the West Coast fishery through an alternative catch monitoring option; and 3) inform proposed EM programs in other fisheries.

This report briefly summarizes high-level findings from this project and shares lessons learned for others to consider.



Catch Monitoring in the West Coast Groundfish Fishery

This report is a review of the current conditions of catch monitoring in the West Coast Groundfish Fishery and the opportunities for improved access to monitoring.