Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

Recognizing that Fisheries and Aquaculture contribute significantly to the quality of life in California and play an important role in the identity and economy of this state the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture was formed in 1981. Core areas that the Committee is authorized and directed to ascertain, study, and analyze include:
 

Problems of the fishing and aquaculture industries;

Encourage seafood production, provide employment and stimulate the economy of California;  

Protection, restoration and enhancement of fishery resources;

Protection of California seafood consumers;

Collection of valid and reliable data on the fishing and aquacultutre industries;

Resolution of conflicts concerning the fishing and aquaculture industries; and

Oversight of executive branch activities concerning the fishing and aquaculture industries.

This Committee has made numerous legislative fisheries and aquaculture recommendations resulting in enactment of many laws but does not have any law enforcement powers.

Members:

Senate Members:

Senator Mike McGuire (Chair)
Senator Toni Atkins
Senator Jerry Hill
Senator Jim Nielsen

Senate web site

Assembly Members:

Assembly Member Jim Wood (Vice Chair)
Assembly Member Brian Dahle
Assembly Member Monique Limón
Assembly Member Philip Y. Ting

Assembly web site

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