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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • May 17, 2024
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The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted unanimously this week to close in-river salmon sport fishing in the Klamath River Basin and Central Valley rivers for the second consecutive year. As part of its annual process for adjusting seasons and bag limits, the Commission voted to: • Prohibit the take and possession of Chinook salmon in the Sacramento, American, Feather and Mokelumne rivers and their tributaries. • Prohibit the take and possession of fall-run Chinook salmon in the Klamath and Trinity rivers and their tributaries. • Adopt emergency closures of the spring Chinook salmon sport fishing seasons on the Klamath and Trinity rivers and their tributaries.

Categories: FGC, Salmon
  • April 23, 2024
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The California Fish and Game Commission acted on several issues affecting California’s natural resources at its April 17-18, meeting in San Jose. The Commission approved a major amendment with special conditions as recommended by CDFW to an experimental fishing permit related to pop-up gear testing in the Dungeness and rock crab fisheries.

Categories: FGC, Fishing, Hunting, Salmon, Wildlife
  • April 4, 2024
Two CDFW wildlife officers inspect lobster traps aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

The California Fish and Game Commission has permanently revoked the commercial fishing license and lobster operator permit of a Los Angeles County resident.

Categories: FGC, Law Enforcement, Licensing, Marine
  • March 27, 2024
Groundfish

Yesterday, the California Fish and Game Commission unanimously approved changes to the 2024 groundfish season opening dates, fishing depths and bag limits.

Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • March 8, 2024
Greater sage-grouse in natural environment.

CDFW is seeking data and public comments on a petition to list the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: Environment, FGC, Hunting, Rare Species, Upland Game, Wildlife

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