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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • September 3, 2022

As the massive harmful algal bloom (HAB) stretching throughout the San Francisco Bay appears to be in decline, the State Water Resources Control Board, San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are warning that depleted oxygen levels could lead to large-scale aquatic deaths in the days ahead.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • September 2, 2022
People fishing at the mouth of the Klamath River

The spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River will be closed to angling at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • August 26, 2022

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham issued the following statement on the release today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed decommissioning of four dams on the Klamath River.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • August 4, 2022
halibut on a boat with scientist standing over

CDFW has announced the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11:59 p.m. Based on the latest catch projections, CDFW expects the 2022 California recreational quota of 38,740 net pounds will be exceeded unless the fishery is closed.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • July 28, 2022
Smiling man on a boat holding up a large striped bass

CDFW is soliciting public input on a proposed regulation change that would restrict the harvest of striped bass to a “slot limit” between 20 and 30 inches for inland anadromous waters. Under the proposal, all striped bass caught below 20 inches in length and above 30 inches in length would have to be released.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species

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