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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • July 14, 2022
Group of canada geese walking on grass

Wildlife disease specialists have confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Eurasian H5N1 Avian Influenza in three wild birds found in Colusa and Glenn counties.

Categories: Waterfowl, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • June 24, 2022
Razor clam on a beach

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director has re-opened 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 no longer poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Wildlife Health
  • June 24, 2022
Four CDFW staff performing necropsy on pelicans

Since approximately May 13, 2022, several Central and Southern California wildlife rehabilitation facilities from Monterey County south to San Diego County have admitted hundreds of sick California brown pelicans, a fully protected species in California.

Categories: Wildlife Health
  • June 20, 2022
Outdoor raceways at Black Rock Hatchery on a cloudy day, with stocking trucks in the background and netting overhead.

Two California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trout hatcheries in the Eastern Sierra are continuing to fight an outbreak of Lactococcus petauri, a naturally occurring bacteria that sickens fish. The current outbreak was first detected in April 2022.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Trout, Wildlife Health
  • May 26, 2022
Sick pelican being treated

Since approximately May 13, 2022, several Southern and Central California wildlife rehabilitation facilities from San Luis Obispo County south to San Diego County have been admitting hundreds of California brown pelicans, a fully protected species in California

Categories: Marine, Wildlife, Wildlife Health

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