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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • July 15, 2022
Southern California steelhead swimming

CDFW has initiated a status review for Southern California steelhead and invites data or comments on a petition to list Southern California steelhead as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Rare Species, Trout
  • July 12, 2022
Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk in traditional, tribal attire is jointed by CDFW, USFWS, and NOAA Fisheries representatives on the shores of the McCloud River to return winter-run Chinook salmon eggs to the river.

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, CDFW, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) celebrated the return of endangered winter-run Chinook salmon eggs to the McCloud River upstream of Shasta Reservoir for the first time since the construction of the Shasta Dam in the 1940s.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • June 30, 2022
A freshly caught Chinook salmon alongside a fishing rod and reel on the rocks.

Sport fishing for Chinook salmon in the Klamath River Basin is set to begin July 1 and will continue through the fall according to salmon quota and fishery regulations that were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission during its May teleconference meeting.

Categories: Fisheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • June 29, 2022
A panoramic view of the beach and ocean that are part of the Ocean Ranch Unit, Eel River Wildlife Area.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced the closure of the Ocean Ranch Unit within the Eel River Wildlife Area as habitat restoration work intensifies there with the use of heavy equipment. The unit is being closed to all public access for safety effective Monday, July 11, 2022, through the end of the year.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration
  • June 28, 2022
Woman wearing waders with a fly rod, fishing in a river

The first of California’s two Free Fishing Days in 2022 is coming up over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Categories: Calendar, Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing in the City, Licensing, Marine, R3, Trout

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