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    • February 13, 2023
    People talking over a table with wildlife posters in background

    CDFW returns to the sport shows in 2023.

    Categories: Outreach
    • March 1, 2022
    Dungeness crabs on fishing vessel

    Wildlife officers from the CDFW Marine Enforcement Division have noticed an uptick in the number of commercial Dungeness crab cases in North Coast waters since December 2021.

    Categories: Fisheries, General
    • January 12, 2022
    Image of CDFW law enforcement vessel Thresher

    A San Diego County judge recently imposed a $5,000 fine on a Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel (CPFV) operating in a Marine Protected Area (MPA), CDFW announced.

    Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, General, Law Enforcement, Marine
    • December 8, 2021
    Wildlife officers pulling lobster trap from a poacher's boat

    A five-month-long investigation on a commercial lobster poaching suspect concluded with a conviction in Los Angeles County Superior Court, CDFW announced.

    Categories: General, Law Enforcement, Marine
    • December 6, 2021
    Image of poacher with buck

    A Tehama County man has pleaded guilty to deer poaching charges stemming from an August 2020 poaching investigation. Kaden Pearce, 23, of Red Bluff, killed a large buck (male deer) in a local walnut orchard where he did not have legal permission to hunt. He then falsified the location information when he reported the deer harvest on his deer tag as required by hunting regulations.

    Categories: Big Game, Deer, General, Hunting