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  • November 11, 2022
An American flag flaps off the stern of a boat on a lake.

CDFW thanks California veterans for their service to and sacrifice for our country.

Categories: Fishing, Hunting, R3
  • November 10, 2022
Vamos a Pescar logo.

CDFW is now accepting applications for the Vamos A Pescar community grant program for fishing programs, classes and activities committed to educating and engaging diverse, multi-generational, bi/multi-lingual participants new to fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship in California.

Categories: Fishing, Grants, R3
  • November 10, 2022
Vamos a Pescar logo

El Departamento de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de California (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CDFW) se encuentra ya aceptando solicitudes para el programa de subvenciones comunitarias Vamos A Pescar para programas, clases y actividades de pesca comprometidos con la educación y la participación de participantes diversos, multigeneracionales, bi/multilingües que sean nuevos en la pesca, navegación y administración acuática en California.

Categories: Fishing, Grants, R3
  • 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 24, 2022
Underwater photo of a wild rainbow trout hiding among branches, leaves and other cover.

CDFW is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first designated “Wild Trout Waters” in the state, a pioneering wild trout conservation and management practice at the forefront of the nation’s modern environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s and a designation still benefitting California anglers today.

Categories: Fishing, Habitat Restoration
  • 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
  • October 6, 2022
A saltwater angler shows off a calico bass caught from shore.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will begin selling 365-day fishing licenses far sooner than expected, thanks to extensive efforts by staff to expedite sales. Beginning November 15, 2022, California anglers will be able to purchase a 2023 fishing license that will take effect on January 1, 2023, and last the entire year. All licenses purchased on or after January 1, 2023, will be effective from the date of purchase for a continuous 365 days.

Categories: Fishing, Licensing, R3
  • 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 22, 2022
White shark swimming

On Monday, Sept. 19, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 2109, providing new protections for white sharks in California waters. White sharks, also called great white sharks, are already a protected species and an important part of the ocean ecosystem as top-level predators.

Categories: Fishing, Marine

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