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  • April 27, 2021
woman measuring large flat fish

CDFW is pleased to announce the 2021 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will open Saturday, May 1 and remain open until Nov. 15, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier.

Categories: Fishing
  • April 26, 2021
close up of male deer

For the first-time ever, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will raffle off two “Golden Opportunity” fundraising deer tags to the general hunting public.

Categories: Hunting
  • April 23, 2021
creek flowing through mountain meadow

The Wildlife Conservation Board has approved approximately $33.5 million in grants to help enhance flows in streams throughout California. A total of 30 stream flow enhancement projects were approved for funding at its April 22 meeting.

Categories: WCB
  • April 22, 2021

Multiple federal, state and local agencies have been notified of an invasive algae species discovered in Newport Bay, Calif. The algae, which is native to Florida and other subtropical and tropical locales, is scientifically known as Caulerpa prolifera.

Categories: Invasive Species
  • April 14, 2021

At its April 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 yesterday’s meeting.

Categories: FGC
  • April 14, 2021
wildlife officers boarding a sailboat

The California Fish and Game Commission recently revoked commercial marine aquaria fishing privileges for David W. Hornbaker due to unlawful take of marine aquaria species.

Categories: FGC, Law Enforcement
  • April 13, 2021
before and after restoration of damaged and polluted streambeds

CDFW staff will host an online workshop to provide an overview of the WebGrants application process for the current Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation and to answer any questions

Categories: Cannabis, Grants
  • April 12, 2021
deer fawns

Late spring and early summer is the peak time for California’s deer herds to give birth to fawns, and the CDFW is issuing a reminder to well-intentioned people to not interact with the baby deer – even if they find one that appears to be abandoned.

Categories: Wildlife
  • April 12, 2021
Jonathan Garcia by patrol truck

The CDFW Law Enforcement Division is proud to announce Warden Jonathan Garcia as 2020 Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Categories: Law Enforcement
  • April 7, 2021
Canada geese

A flock of geese in the San Francisco Bay Area were likely exposed to an anticoagulant rodenticide, according to findings released in February from a postmortem examination by the CDFW's Wildlife Health Lab.

Categories: Hunting, Wildlife

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