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CDFW announced the selection of four projects to receive funding for watershed remediation and enhancement projects.
The recreational take of Dungeness crab using crab traps, hoop nets and snares is allowed starting tomorrow, Nov. 6, 2021, in Fishing Zones 1 and 2 (from the Oregon state line to the Sonoma/Mendocino county line) and in Fishing Zones 5 and 6 (the area south of Lopez Point, Monterey County).
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have announced a joint effort at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Sacramento County to increase production of fall-run Chinook salmon by 500,000 smolts to help combat effects of the drought.
Hunters can soon participate in no-fee waterfowl hunts amid restored salt ponds at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. Access to ELER will be open to 100 hunters on a first-come, first-served basis.
The recreational take of Dungeness crab using crab traps in Fishing Zones 3 and 4, (from the Sonoma/Mendocino county line to Lopez Point) will be temporarily restricted when the season opens on Nov. 6 due to presence of humpback whales and leatherback sea turtles and the potential for entanglement from trap gear.
CDFW and their state partners are hosting an online commercial cannabis cultivation permitting workshop on Nov. 17. The free workshop is ideal for new and existing commercial cannabis cultivators, consultants and other interested parties.
November 2021 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
New regulations adopted by the Fish and Game Commission authorize the CDFW Director to restrict the use of crab traps in the beginning and end of the recreational Dungeness crab season due to marine life entanglement risk
CDFW is offering a second pop-up shop for commercial cannabis cultivators in Garberville. The technical pop-up shop is designed to review current or upcoming cultivation related projects and provide guidance on remediation projects or other construction activity with one-on-one assistance.
CDFW has detected a bacterial outbreak at its Hot Creek Trout Hatchery in Mono County – the second time in 2021 that Lactococcus garvieae has been confirmed in some trout at the hatchery.
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