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    • July 28, 2022
    Smiling man on a boat holding up a large striped bass

    CDFW is soliciting public input on a proposed regulation change that would restrict the harvest of striped bass to a “slot limit” between 20 and 30 inches for inland anadromous waters. Under the proposal, all striped bass caught below 20 inches in length and above 30 inches in length would have to be released.

    Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
    • July 28, 2022
    Close up of a copper rockfish on a boat deck

    Significant changes to California’s groundfish sport fishing regulations are expected starting next year, in response to recent scientific information suggesting some nearshore groundfish species are in decline. To reduce pressure on these stocks, fishing seasons will be shorter in nearshore waters, but new opportunities in deeper water are anticipated.

    Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
    • July 15, 2022
    Southern California steelhead swimming

    CDFW has initiated a status review for Southern California steelhead and invites data or comments on a petition to list Southern California steelhead as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

    Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Rare Species, Trout
    • July 15, 2022
    Two people in silhouette fishing in a river at day break with mountains in the background

    CDFW is asking recreational anglers to begin “Hoot Owl” practices when fishing – voluntarily changing how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions.

    Categories: Drought, Fishing, Salmon, Trout, Wildlife Health
    • June 30, 2022
    Silver grunion beached on the sand at night

    Calendar of statewide events related to fish, wildlife and CDFW for July 2022.

    Categories: Calendar, Fishing, Wildlife