- NOAA Fisheries, the Pacific Fishery Management Council and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife manage the market squid fishery in California.
- In California, the California Fish and Game Commission works with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to actively manage the fishery consistent with federal fishery management guidelines and the State of California’s Market Squid Fishery Management Plan:
- Seasonal catch limits.
- Monitoring programs designed to evaluate the impact of the fishery on the resource.
- Time and seasonal closures, including weekend closures (that provide for periods of uninterrupted spawning), and limitations on using lights to attract squid around several of the Channel Islands to protect nesting seabirds.
- Permit system limits access to the fishery.
- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA Fisheries also cooperatively monitor the fishery to evaluate its impact on the resource.