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  • February 18, 2022
Several Dungeness crab caught inside a net and being hauled aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a statewide fleet advisory for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery due to a recent humpback whale entanglement, approximately 5 miles west of Cypress Point near Monterey Bay (Fishing Zone 4).

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • February 10, 2022
A close-up view of the head and front section of a Chinook salmon.

CDFW today announced that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will receive $1.5 million in funding for the Juvenile Salmonid Collection System Pilot Project in the McCloud Arm of Shasta reservoir.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Grants, Habitat Restoration, Rare Species, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • February 9, 2022
Student art contest winning entry

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce the ninth annual California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This year’s theme, “Unite to Fight Invasive Species,” reflects the need for all Californians to work together to prevent the spread and impacts of invasive species.

Categories: General, Invasive Species
  • February 8, 2022
scientist holding chinook salmon

CDFW will hold its annual Salmon Information Meeting via webinar on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public meeting will feature the outlook for this year’s sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries, in addition to a review of last year’s salmon fisheries and spawning escapement.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Salmon
  • February 4, 2022
two bobcats in natural habitat

Livermore native Sue Crow Griffin’s image of affection displayed by a mother bobcat to her offspring along an Alameda County walking path has earned the 2021 grand prize in the 10th annual California Wildlife Photo of the Year contest.

Categories: Education, General, Rare Species, Wildlife
  • February 4, 2022
An adult Coho salmon swims in a coastal river.

The California Fish and Game Commission has adopted emergency regulations allowing CDFW to extend low-flow related fishing restrictions on portions of the Smith, Eel and Russian rivers and a number of other coastal rivers and streams through April 30 if needed to protect runs of salmon and steelhead.

Categories: Drought, FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • February 3, 2022
2021 Cannabis Enforcement Numbers Graphic : 2.6 million illegal cannabis plants eradicated; 487270 lbs of illegal cannabis flower destroyed; 1125 search warrants served; 794 firearms seized; 32230 lbs of trash removed from public lands

CDFW's cannabis enforcement program has released year-end numbers for the 2021 calendar year.

Categories: Cannabis
  • February 2, 2022
sand dune with sprouting plants

CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is seeking grant applications to help fund projects that enhance or restore habitat for wildlife, with available funding totaling more than $750,000.

Categories: General, Habitat Restoration
  • February 1, 2022
scientist with Pacific halibut on vessel

California anglers who are interested in the recreational Pacific halibut fishery are invited to participate in an online survey that will help inform the CDFW about angler preferences for open fishing dates during the upcoming 2022 season.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • January 31, 2022
flock of geese flying

February 2022 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Categories: Calendar

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