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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • April 11, 2022
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CDFW is pleased to announce the 2022 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will open Sunday, May 1 and remain open until November 15, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing
  • April 8, 2022
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Dog owners in northern California are reminded to take precautions to protect their pets from Salmon Poisoning Disease. Salmon Poisoning Disease is a potentially fatal condition seen only in dogs after they eat certain types of raw or cold smoked fish like trout and salmon that are infected with a bacteria-like organism, Neorickettsia helminthoeca, which is transmitted by the parasitic flatworm (or “fluke”) Nanophyetes salmincola.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing
  • April 6, 2022
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce that 21 of its 22 state fish hatcheries will reopen to the public on Thursday, April 7. The facilities have been closed to visitors for nearly two years during the Covid-19 pandemic, although hatchery operations and stocking efforts continued without significant interruption.

Categories: Education, Fisheries, Hatcheries
  • April 6, 2022

CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham has assessed entanglement risk under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program (RAMP) and announced the closure of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Fishing Zones 1 and 2 (Sonoma/Mendocino county line to the Oregon state line) effective at noon on April 20, 2022.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • March 29, 2022

El Equipo del Oso de Interagencia del Lago Tahoe, una asociación entre el Departamento de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de California (CDFW), los Parques Estatales de California (CSP), el Departamento de Vida Silvestre de Nevada (NDW), la Agencia de Planificación Regional de Tahoe (TRPA), Y el Servicio Forestal del USDA (USFS), están pidiendo a todos los miembros de la comunidad que esperen un aumento de la actividad del oso después del incendio Caldor mientras los osos se preparan para salir de sus cuevas invernales.

Categories: Bears, Drought, Human Wildlife Conflict, Urban Wildlife

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