In California, from 1920 -2001, annual landings data has decreased dramatically (California Department of Fish and Game 2001). In the 1920's the commercial take was 8,000,000 lbs and in 1970's the landings data were down to almost zero. Since the 1970's commercial fisheries take has not increased beyond half a million lbs. Restrictions have been established for fishing gears, bag limits, seasonal and fish size limits on both commercial and sports fishing. Sport fishing take in 1970 was approximately 25,000 fish (approximately 100,000lb). In the 1990's there was an increase of landings mostly from sports fishing to 446,000 fish (approximately 2,500,000 lbs). This increase was likely due to an introduction of restrictions in 1971 for both commercial and sports fisheries.
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