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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • January 16, 2024
Visitor at CDFW sport show booth

CDFW is returning to the annual International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE), Bart Hall and Cal Shows for 2024.

Categories: Fishing, Hunting, Licensing, R3, Waterfowl
  • January 16, 2024
2023 Cannabis Enforcement Number Graphic

The Unified Cannabis Enforcement Taskforce seized more than $312 million in unlicensed cannabis during its first calendar year of operation.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • January 11, 2024
Map of crab fishing zones off of the California coastline.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will open the commercial Dungeness crab fishery from the Sonoma/Mendocino county line to the U.S./Mexico border (Central Management Area: Fishing Zones 3-6) under a 50 percent trap reduction beginning Jan. 18, 2024, at 12:01 a.m. with a 64-hour pre-soak to begin on Jan. 15, 2024, at 8 a.m.

Categories: Dungeness Crab, Environment, Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • January 4, 2024
Three ducks standing in shallow water

January 2024 CDFW Calendar of Events

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  • December 20, 2023
Map shows California crab zones

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will open the commercial Dungeness crab fishery from the Oregon state line to the Sonoma/Mendocino county line (Fishing Zones 1 and 2) under a Fleet Advisory beginning Jan. 5, 2024 at 12:01 a.m. with a 64-hour pre-soak to begin on Jan. 2, 2024 at 8:01 a.m.

Categories: Dungeness Crab, Fisheries, Marine

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