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  • August 16, 2022
Two people in blaze orange hunting in an upland field

CDFW has opened the annual grant application period for projects that benefit upland game bird populations and the habitats upon which they depend.

Categories: Grants, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Upland Game Bird Stamp
  • August 16, 2022
CDFW Warden Austin Smith, head shot

Warden Austin Smith has been named 2021 Wildlife Officer of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Public Safety
  • August 14, 2022
Temblor legless lizard, photo by Noah Morales

CDFW is seeking data and comments on a proposal to list the Temblor legless lizard under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: Rare Species, Species, Wildlife Health
  • 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
  • June 28, 2022
Woman wearing waders with a fly rod, fishing in a river

The first of California’s two Free Fishing Days in 2022 is coming up over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Categories: Calendar, Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing in the City, Licensing, Marine, R3, Trout
  • June 24, 2022
Razor clam on a beach

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director has re-opened the recreational razor clam fishery in Del Norte County following a recommendation from state health agencies that the consumption of razor clams in the area no longer poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Wildlife Health

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