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  • 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 27, 2023
Dungeness crabs aboard a fishing boat after being collected from the sea floor.

The recreational take of Dungeness crab using crab traps will be temporarily restricted between the Sonoma/Mendocino county line and Lopez Point, Monterey County (Fishing Zones 3 and 4) when the season opens on Saturday, Nov. 4 due to presence of humpback whales and potential for entanglement from trap gear. Recreational take of Dungeness crab by other methods, including hoop nets and crab snares, is not affected by the temporary trap restriction and is allowed statewide beginning Nov. 4, 2023.

Categories: Dungeness Crab, Environment, Marine
  • October 25, 2023
A black bear, standing on its hind legs, investigates a bear box in a Tahoe Basin campground looking for food.

In the Tahoe Basin, the changing leaves and cooler temperatures can only mean one thing – fall is here. With the transition of the seasons, bears are changing their behavior as well.

Categories: Bears, Environment, Human Wildlife Conflict, Urban Wildlife
  • October 16, 2023

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) today announced Dr. Jennifer Norris as its new Executive Director.

Categories: Environment, Grants, Lands, WCB, Wildlife Conservation Board
  • 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

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