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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • March 13, 2024
Joshua trees

Join CDFW Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 10 a.m. to noon, for a virtual meeting on the development of a western Joshua tree conservation plan.

Categories: Environment, Plants, Rare Species, Species
  • 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 8, 2024
Greater sage-grouse in natural environment.

CDFW is seeking data and public comments on a petition to list the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: Environment, FGC, Hunting, Rare Species, Upland Game, Wildlife
  • March 5, 2024
lobster traps seized in investigation

CDFW has announced the successful prosecution and conviction of a Santa Barbara commercial lobster fisherman on a multitude of commercial lobster fishing violations.

Categories: Fishing, Law Enforcement

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