Fish Bulletin No. 32. The California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus) and an Analysis of the Boat Catches
This report is presented to aid directly the administrators of the Division of Fish and Game in their conservation program. Herein is given an account of the California halibut fishery and a detailed analysis of the catch in the Los Angeles Harbor district by means of the catch per unit of effort expended. The paper is so arranged that the general and fundamental aspects of the fishery and the results of a catch analysis are briefly given in the first part. For those who may be interested in the details of the fishery some of its life history and methods of boat catch analysis employed, the balance of the paper will be of importance.