The non-profit California Wetfish Producers Association (CWPA) was established in 2004 to promote sustainable fisheries and foster cooperative research. Voluntary membership includes the majority of wetfish harvesters and processors operating in California.
The mission of CWPA: protect fishery resources and access, enhance communications and education, and sponsor cooperative research. A group of like-minded companies formed a non-profit corporation in January 2004 to represent California wetfish industry interests.
Membership in CWPA is open to all fishermen and processors who harvest and market Coastal Pelagic Species (wetfish) in CA. Currently CWPA represents the majority of fishermen and processors who harvest and process coastal pelagic species in California.