Article 12. Commercial Fisheries Capacity Reduction Program of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 6. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 12.
There is hereby established the Commercial Fisheries Capacity
Reduction Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund. Fees
collected pursuant to Section 8126 shall be deposited into the
account. Money in the account shall be used to repay the California
fishermen's share of any federal loans used in the federal West Coast
Groundfish Fishery Capacity Reduction Program (Sec. 212, P.L.
107-206). The commission may establish, by regulation, any additional
program elements necessary to conform state law to federal law, in
order to allow California groundfish fishermen to fully participate
in the federally established buy-back program for the Pacific
The commission shall establish a capacity reduction fee on
the taking of certain species of fish and shellfish, consistent with
the West Coast Groundfish Fishery Capacity Reduction Program. In
establishing the fee, the commission shall also consider the
administrative cost associated with collecting these fees.