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  • November 29, 2022
commercial salmon vessel on water

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public hearing on proposed regulatory changes to expressly prohibit California-caught salmon deliveries out of state.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine, Salmon
  • November 21, 2022
A Map of Fishing Zones off the coast of California.

CDFW is continuing the temporary recreational crab trap restriction in Fishing Zones 3, 4, 5 and 6 due to presence of humpback whales and the potential for entanglement from trap gear.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • October 28, 2022
A close-up photo of a Dungeness crab.

The recreational take of Dungeness crab using crab traps will be temporarily restricted statewide when the season opens on Saturday, Nov. 5 due to presence of humpback and blue whales and the potential for entanglement from trap gear.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • October 20, 2022
The Trinity River curves around rocks and sandy banks.

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Trinity River, anglers will meet the Upper Trinity River adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota for the 2022 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • October 12, 2022
chinook salmon after being caught

The California Salmon Council (CSC) has announced the availability of funding for California-licensed seafood processors, dealers and processing facilities to help defray the costs associated with responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • September 30, 2022
A freshly caught Chinook salmon on the  rocks alongside the rod and reel that caught it.

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Upper Klamath River adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota below Iron Gate Dam for the 2022 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • September 3, 2022

As the massive harmful algal bloom (HAB) stretching throughout the San Francisco Bay appears to be in decline, the State Water Resources Control Board, San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are warning that depleted oxygen levels could lead to large-scale aquatic deaths in the days ahead.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • September 2, 2022
People fishing at the mouth of the Klamath River

The spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River will be closed to angling at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • August 26, 2022

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham issued the following statement on the release today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed decommissioning of four dams on the Klamath River.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • August 4, 2022
halibut on a boat with scientist standing over

CDFW has announced the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11:59 p.m. Based on the latest catch projections, CDFW expects the 2022 California recreational quota of 38,740 net pounds will be exceeded unless the fishery is closed.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species

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