News Archive

Media Contact

Contact an Information Officer

Related News Feeds

Subscribe

Subscribe to CDFW News releases via email or text.*   Sign Up(opens in new tab)

*Accredited media representatives should contact an Information Officer to be placed on CDFW's media list.

Follow Us

Follow on Twitter @CaliforniaDFW(opens in new tab)

Follow on Facebook(opens in new tab)

Search News

2022-2024 News Releases

rss
  • November 9, 2023
Two razor clams on a sandy beach.

The CDFW Director has closed the recreational razor clam fishery in Del Norte County following a recommendation from state health agencies that the consumption of razor clams in the area poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • October 12, 2023
A close-up, underwater image of a spiny lobster on the sea floor.

CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a declaration to rescind the delay and open the recreational and commercial spiny lobster fisheries off Los Angeles and Orange counties following a recommendation from the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing
  • October 12, 2023
scientist holding tail of white sturgeon on deck of boat

The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) enacted emergency regulations yesterday to reduce the harvest of white sturgeon in state waters.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • September 22, 2023
An underwater photo of two spiny lobsters on the sea floor.

The California spiny lobster fishery is set to open Friday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. for recreational diving and hoop netting, followed by the commercial fishery on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The recreational opener is 12 hours earlier than past seasons this year, providing an extra night of recreational fishing opportunity.

Categories: Fishing, Marine
  • September 21, 2023
A cluster of New Zealand mudsnails atop a rock.

CDFW was informed by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) that divers monitoring for aquatic invasive species in Lake Tahoe detected invasive New Zealand mudsnails (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) in areas off the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. New Zealand mudsnail samples were subsequently positively identified by experts within CDFW and an outside genetics lab. This is the first time the species has been detected in Lake Tahoe.

Categories: Environment, Fisheries, Fishing, Invasive Species, Outreach

Office of Communications, Education and Outreach
P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 322-8911