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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • 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 29, 2024
Rushing creek among green trees

CDFW April Calendar of Events

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  • March 28, 2024
California marine region map

CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham has assessed entanglement risk under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program (RAMP) and announced changes to both commercial and recreational Dungeness crab fisheries.

Categories: Dungeness Crab, Fisheries, Marine
  • March 27, 2024
Groundfish

Yesterday, the California Fish and Game Commission unanimously approved changes to the 2024 groundfish season opening dates, fishing depths and bag limits.

Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Marine

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