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Fishing and Hunting Regulations

Freshwater Sport Fishing

Regulations for taking fish, amphibians and reptiles

 
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link opens in new window2019-2020 Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations (PDF) 
Effective March 2019

Fishing Regulations Map
view nearby regulations on your smart phone or desktop




Saltwater Sport Fishing

Regulations for taking fish, crustaceans, mollusks and marine plants

 

Commercial Fishing

Regulations for the commercial take of fish, crustaceans, mollusks and marine plants

 

Mammal Hunting

Regulations for taking big and small game mammals, furbearers and nongame

 

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link opens in new tab or window2018-19 Mammal Hunting Regulations
includes regulations for

  • hunting small and big game mammals
  • trapping furbearers (fox, badger, beaver and raccoon, etc.)
  • hunting nongame animals (bobcat, coyote, weasel, etc.)

Effective July 2018

 

Bird Hunting / Lands

Regulations for taking waterfowl, migratory and upland game birds

 

Phase-Out of Printed Regulations Books

As part of a broader effort by the department to go paperless, CDFW is in the process of transitioning to online regulations books and will be decreasing the number of printed books shipped to license agents and CDFW offices in 2019 and beyond. The cost to print and ship regulations books is significant, and money saved will be put toward fish and wildlife conservation. This year's booklets will also be returning to the smaller, mostly black-and-white format.


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