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  • April 28, 2021

CDFW is taking the proactive measure of trucking millions of hatchery-raised juvenile Central Valley fall-run chinook salmon this spring to San Pablo Bay, San Francisco Bay and seaside net pens due to projected poor river conditions in the Central Valley.

Categories: Rare Species
  • March 19, 2021
abalone on ocean reef

While the spring season typically signals the start of the recreational red abalone season, CDFW reminds anglers that the northern California recreational red abalone fishery will remain closed until April 1, 2026

Categories: Fishing, Rare Species
  • March 18, 2021

CDFW just completed the most recent marine life entanglement risk assessment under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program. Recent survey data indicate most Humpback and Blue whales remain outside of the California fishing grounds, however a few Humpback whales have begun to return to Monterey Bay and the Gulf of the Farallones.

Categories: Fishing, Rare Species, Wildlife
  • February 25, 2021

Another GPS-collared gray wolf has dispersed from Oregon into California. The wolf, known as OR-93, has traveled farther south in California than the collared wolves that have preceded him.

Categories: Rare Species
  • February 3, 2021

On the night of Jan. 30, 2021, a CDFW law enforcement officer based out of Long Beach partnered with the Long Beach Police Department on a joint agency boat patrol in and around Long Beach Harbor.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Rare Species

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