Public Notices and Meetings

Public Notices

  • July 26, 2022
    The Department is posting the annual Public Solicitation Notice for the Chinook Salmon Enhancement Program. The Department and the CA Commercial Salmon Trollers Advisory Committee are soliciting proposals for projects to release juvenile, hatchery-origin Central Valley Fall-run Chinook Salmon with the intent to increase ocean salmon landings. The 2023 solicitation is focusing on releasing up to 160,000 fish (per year) in or near Santa Cruz Harbor in 2023 and 2024, for a 2-year total of up to 320,000 fish.
    Proposals are due by Sept 23, 2022 and can be submitted to

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Public Meetings

Event List

Fishing Regulation Change Proposal for Striped Bass

A public information meeting will be held on Wednesday August 24 from 6-8 PM to solicit input on the proposed regulation change from Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (NCGASA) that would restrict the harvest of striped bass to a “slot limit” between 20 and 30 inches for inland anadromous waters. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will provide an overview of the striped bass fishery and NCGASA will provide information in support of their regulation change proposal. The public is invited to provide input and ask questions of both CDFW and the NCGASA. The meeting can be attended online or in-person. The meeting location will be held within CDFW’s Fisheries Branch headquarters 1010 Riverside Parkway, West Sacramento 95605 in the California Poppy Conference Room. Participants can join the meeting online . Those wishing to listen or participate by phone can do so by calling (866) 390-1828

Mark West Creek watershed public informational meeting

A public informational meeting will be held online on Thursday August 25, 2022, from 11:00 am to noon PDT to present two reports: Watershed-Wide Instream Flow Criteria for Mark West Creek and Instream Flow Evaluation: Juvenile Rearing of Steelhead and Coho Salmon in Upper Mark West Creek, Sonoma County. These technical reports address study components and present flow criteria for the Mark West Creek watershed as part of the Department's activities under the California Water Action Plan.

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Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the public meetings or other CDFW activities are invited to contact the Accessibility Coordinator at (916) 651-1214. Reasonable accommodation requests for facility and/or meeting accessibility should be received at least 21 days prior to the event. Requests for American Sign Language interpreters should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event, and requests for Real-Time Captioning should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the event. These timeframes are to help insure that the requested accommodation is met. If a request for an accommodation has been submitted but due to circumstances, is no longer needed, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator immediately.

Alternate formats of these documents will be made available upon request. If reasonable accommodation is needed, call CDFW at (916) 322-8911. The California Relay Service for the deaf or hearing-impaired can be utilized from TDD phones at (800) 735-2929.