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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • April 18, 2024
Schoolchildren watch as fall-run Chinook salmon fry are released into the Klamath River from a CDFW tanker truck.

CDFW this week successfully released approximately 500,000 juvenile salmon into the Klamath River just below the Iron Gate Dam.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • April 15, 2024
A black bear walks atop a snowy field.

The snow will melt soon in the Lake Tahoe region and winter will give way to a busy spring for area wildlife. Bears that have been wintering in their dens will emerge soon and they will be hungry!

Categories: Bears, Wildlife Health
  • 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 20, 2024
An angler fishes from a California beach.  Accompanying image of a mobile phone displaying CDFW's License App for mobile devices.

CDFW launches License App for mobile devices.

Categories: Fishing, Licensing, Marine, Technology

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