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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • October 7, 2022
Tundra swans feed and rest in the Sacramento Valley's harvested, flooded rice fields.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering free swan tours in Yuba County near Marysville on select Saturdays, November through early January.

Categories: Species, Waterfowl, Wildlife
  • October 6, 2022
A saltwater angler shows off a calico bass caught from shore.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will begin selling 365-day fishing licenses far sooner than expected, thanks to extensive efforts by staff to expedite sales. Beginning November 15, 2022, California anglers will be able to purchase a 2023 fishing license that will take effect on January 1, 2023, and last the entire year. All licenses purchased on or after January 1, 2023, will be effective from the date of purchase for a continuous 365 days.

Categories: Fishing, Licensing, R3
  • October 5, 2022
An up-close look at a Cannabis plant.

Taking aggressive action to protect communities, consumers and the environment alike, Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the creation of a new multi-agency, cross-jurisdictional taskforce of enforcement agencies designed to better coordinate agencies combatting illegal cannabis operations and transnational criminal organizations

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement, Licensing
  • September 30, 2022
An aerial photo looking down on Shasta Reservoir at the system of buoys and nets in place as part of the Juvenile Salmon Collection System.

State and federal biologists and engineers, in partnership with the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, have begun testing an experimental system in Shasta Reservoir that could help collect young salmon from the McCloud River in future years.

Categories: Salmon
  • September 30, 2022
A freshly caught Chinook salmon on the  rocks alongside the rod and reel that caught it.

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Upper Klamath River adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota below Iron Gate Dam for the 2022 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Klamath Basin, Salmon

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