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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • May 10, 2024
pelicans in rehab

CDFW has received increased reports of California brown pelicans, a federally protected species, stranded along the coast from Santa Cruz County south to San Diego County, since late April.

Categories: Marine, Wildlife Health
  • May 2, 2024
Razor clam on the beach.

CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham has closed the recreational razor clam fishery in Humboldt County following a recommendation from state health agencies determining that consumption of razor clams in the area poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine, Public Safety
  • April 5, 2024
Chinook salmon swim underwater

On April 6, 2023, the Pacific Fishery Management Council acted unanimously to recommend a full closure of California’s 2023 commercial and recreational ocean salmon seasons due to extremely low population estimates for Sacramento and Klamath river fall Chinook salmon. Within hours of the recommendation, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his administration’s request for a federal fishery disaster declaration to support impacted communities.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Salmon
  • April 4, 2024
Two CDFW wildlife officers inspect lobster traps aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

The California Fish and Game Commission has permanently revoked the commercial fishing license and lobster operator permit of a Los Angeles County resident.

Categories: FGC, Law Enforcement, Licensing, Marine
  • March 28, 2024
California marine region map

CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham has assessed entanglement risk under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program (RAMP) and announced changes to both commercial and recreational Dungeness crab fisheries.

Categories: Dungeness Crab, Fisheries, Marine

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