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  • June 30, 2022
A freshly caught Chinook salmon alongside a fishing rod and reel on the rocks.

Sport fishing for Chinook salmon in the Klamath River Basin is set to begin July 1 and will continue through the fall according to salmon quota and fishery regulations that were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission during its May teleconference meeting.

Categories: Fisheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • June 17, 2022
Small salmon smolts jump and squirm in a dip net hovering over water in a harbor

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is nearing the completion of its efforts to transport 19.7 million hatchery-raised fall-run and 960,000 spring-run juvenile Chinook salmon (known as smolts) to the San Pablo Bay, San Francisco Bay and seaside net pens this spring and summer.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Salmon
  • May 20, 2022

California’s recreational ocean salmon season is underway, and so is the CDFW ocean salmon monitoring program. Anglers are encouraged to assist CDFW employees or agents who ask about their trip or request to examine the catch, as the information collected is essential to the science needed to support continued ocean salmon fishing opportunities in future years.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Salmon, Scientific Study, Species
  • May 9, 2022
Chinook salmon spawn in the Feather River.

California’s severe climate-driven drought is having a significant impact on the state’s water supply, but it’s also putting the state’s salmon population at serious risk. Managing California’s water needs during this water supply crisis means minimizing the impacts of drought and water management on the environment while meeting the health and safety needs of communities and supporting the economy and agriculture. DWR and CDFW are actively working to respond to drought and climate change impacts on native species and ecosystems.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries, Salmon
  • May 5, 2022
An adult, winter-run Chinook salmon is released into the cold waters of the North Fork Battle Creek.

State and federal biologists have begun moving endangered adult winter-run Chinook salmon to the upper reaches of Battle Creek and threatened spring-run Chinook salmon to Clear Creek in northern California, where colder water temperatures will better support spawning and help their eggs survive the continuing drought.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • April 15, 2022
Close-up of Chinook salmon heads

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces California recreational ocean salmon fishing season dates are now set for the remainder of 2022 and offer about the same number of open days as last year.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Salmon
  • March 15, 2022
Fishing poles on ocean salmon boat

California’s recreational salmon fishery will open April 2 in ocean waters from Point Arena south to the U.S./Mexico border, with a minimum size limit of 24 inches. Openings for north of Point Arena will be determined in mid-April.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Salmon
  • March 2, 2022
Angler holding chinook salmon

At the annual Salmon Information Meeting held virtually today, state and federal fishery scientists presented updates on the numbers of spawning salmon that returned to California’s rivers in 2021 and shared the expected abundance for the upcoming fishing season.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, General, Salmon
  • February 22, 2022
Panoramic view of a bridge and riverbed, part of the Roy’s Pools restoration project to benefit coho salmon.

CDFW today announced the award of funding to an initial 15 multi-benefit restoration and protection projects for North Coast coho salmon recovery under its Proposition 1 grant program.

Categories: Grants, Habitat Restoration, Salmon
  • 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

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