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  • November 8, 2021

CDFW announced the selection of four projects to receive funding for watershed remediation and enhancement projects.

Categories: Cannabis, Grants
  • November 5, 2021
pile of Dungeness crab

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).

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • November 2, 2021
A new mural painting of Chinook salmon adorns the elevated feed storage bins at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Sacramento

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.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries
  • November 2, 2021
waterfowl in flight

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.

Categories: Hunting, Lands, Waterfowl
  • November 1, 2021
Image of Dungeness crab on fishing vessel

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.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • November 1, 2021

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.

Categories: Cannabis
  • October 29, 2021
Ducks flying off river with trees in background

November 2021 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • October 27, 2021
Image of Dungeness crab

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

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • October 26, 2021

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.

Categories: Cannabis
  • October 22, 2021
Long plastic raceways hold juvenile trout inside the Hot Creek Trout Hatchery facility in Mono County.

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.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Wildlife Health

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