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  • 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
  • March 8, 2021
male and female ducks on the water

CDFW invites artists to submit their original artwork to the 2021-2022 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. Submissions will be accepted April 26 through June 4.

Categories: Hunting, Wildlife
  • February 8, 2021

Since December, CDFW and wildlife rehabilitation centers have been inundated with calls from residents who are finding sick or dead finches at bird feeders.

Categories: Wildlife
  • February 5, 2021

CDFW invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Salmon Information Meeting. The 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: Fishing, Wildlife
  • January 28, 2021

A painting of mourning doves has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2020-2021 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Buck Spencer of Junction City, Ore.

Categories: Hunting, Wildlife

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