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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • February 18, 2022
Several Dungeness crab caught inside a net and being hauled aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a statewide fleet advisory for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery due to a recent humpback whale entanglement, approximately 5 miles west of Cypress Point near Monterey Bay (Fishing Zone 4).

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • February 10, 2022
A close-up view of the head and front section of a Chinook salmon.

CDFW today announced that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will receive $1.5 million in funding for the Juvenile Salmonid Collection System Pilot Project in the McCloud Arm of Shasta reservoir.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Grants, Habitat Restoration, Rare Species, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • February 4, 2022
An adult Coho salmon swims in a coastal river.

The California Fish and Game Commission has adopted emergency regulations allowing CDFW to extend low-flow related fishing restrictions on portions of the Smith, Eel and Russian rivers and a number of other coastal rivers and streams through April 30 if needed to protect runs of salmon and steelhead.

Categories: Drought, FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • January 27, 2022
Two youngsters hide among snow geese decoys while hunting geese in the Sacramento Valley rice fields.

While most California duck and goose hunters will hang up their waders and stow their shotguns a final time following the close of waterfowl seasons Jan. 31, a few lucky groups get to extend their hunting seasons into February.

Categories: Duck Stamp, Hunting, Waterfowl
  • January 12, 2022
A brook trout is held from the American River Trout Hatchery near Sacramento.

CDFW will provide trout anglers in the greater Sacramento area with an unprecedented fishing opportunity this winter: the chance to catch brook trout from a half-dozen urban and suburban park ponds and lakes that are part of CDFW’s Fishing in the City program.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing in the City

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