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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • March 13, 2024
Underwater photograph of Chinook salmon in the American River

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) has produced three options for ocean salmon seasons beginning May 16, 2024. Two of the three alternatives would authorize short ocean salmon season dates and establish small harvest limits for commercial and sport fishing off California in 2024. The third alternative would close the ocean fisheries off California for a second consecutive year.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • March 12, 2024
children fishing in a park pond

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and CDFW announced the 2024 grantees for the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund. Approximately $172,800 in funding will help 12 programs in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas and Rhode Island to bring fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship education opportunities to Hispanic families.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Grants, Outreach, R3
  • March 2, 2024
An underwater photo of fall-run Chinook salmon juveniles at the Fall Creek Fish Hatchery site in Siskiyou County.

CDFW announced today that fall-run Chinook salmon fry released for the first time from its Fall Creek Fish Hatchery in Siskiyou County are presumed to have succumbed to gas bubble disease in the Klamath River.

Categories: Environment, Fisheries, Hatcheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • February 20, 2024
California Fish and Game logo.

At its February meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission acted on several issues affecting California’s natural resources. The following are just a few items of interest from this month’s meeting held in Sacramento, with an option for the public to join via Zoom.

Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Klamath Basin
  • February 16, 2024
An aerial overview of the Camatta Ranch grasslands in San Luis Obispo County.

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) provided a $10.3 million grant to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County (LCSLO) to protect approximately 27,500 acres of grassland, blue oak savannah, shrubland and riparian corridors. The work will protect habitat for 299 animal species and 250 native plant species, including Camatta Canyon amole plant, San Joaquin kit fox, Bell’s vireo and blunt-nosed leopard lizard among others.

Categories: Rare Species, WCB, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board

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