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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • October 13, 2023
Seven tundra swans swim in a flooded Sacramento Valley rice field with other ducks and water birds in the background.

CDFW is offering free swan tours in Yuba County near Marysville on select Saturdays, November through early January.

Categories: Environment, Waterfowl, Wildlife
  • October 13, 2023
The official logo of the California Fish and Game Commission.

At its October 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 San Jose and Trinidad, with an option for the public to join via Zoom.

Categories: Fisheries, Sturgeon, Trout
  • 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 11, 2023
Two CDFW biologists net yearling spring-run Chinook salmon in Deer Creek, Tehama County.

CDFW and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries biologists are pursuing urgent measures this fall to save some of the last remaining Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon after the numbers returning from the ocean this year fell sharply toward extinction.

Categories: Hatcheries, Rare Species, Salmon, Species
  • October 9, 2023
Two pronghorn antelope on the Californai landscape.

CDFW invites nonprofit organizations to help fundraise for wildlife conservation and research by auctioning big game hunting license tags for the 2024-25 hunt season.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting

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