Section 1.4 of the 2013 Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) established a reporting process wherein NOAA provides the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) with a yearly update on the status of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE), as derived from environmental, biological, economic and social indicators. NOAA’s California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (CCIEA) team is responsible for this report. This is our 10th report, with prior reports in 2012 and 2014-2021.
This report summarizes CCE status based on data and analyses that generally run through 2021 and some that extend into 2022. Highlights are summarized in the infographic in Box 1.1. Appendices provide additional information or clarification, as requested by the Council and its committees and advisory bodies.