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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • August 23, 2023
Salmon smolt release into San Francisco Bay in the evening.

CDFW has completed the release of approximately 23 million fall-run Chinook salmon raised at its four Central Valley anadromous fish hatcheries, the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery and the Merced River Hatchery.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • August 21, 2023
quillback rockfish laying on its side

As of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, the 50-fathom Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) boundary line for the Mendocino Groundfish Management Area (GMA) (Cape Mendocino to Point Arena), San Francisco GMA (Point Arena to Pigeon Point) and Central GMA (Pigeon Point to Point Conception), will take effect.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • August 11, 2023
quillback rockfish on a boat dock

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced that as of 12:01 a.m. Monday Aug. 21, 2023, the 50 fathom Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) boundary line for the Northern Groundfish Management Area (GMA), from the California/Oregon state line to Cape Mendocino, will take effect.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • August 7, 2023
closeup photo of a single razor clam on a sandy beach

The Director of CDFW has re-opened the recreational razor clam fishery in Humboldt County following a recommendation from state health agencies that consumption of razor clams in the area no longer poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

Categories: Fisheries, General
  • August 2, 2023
halibut

The recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close statewide on Friday, Aug. 4 at 11:59 p.m. Based on the latest catch projections, CDFW expects the 2023 California recreational quota of 39,520 net pounds will be reached by this date.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine

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