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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • May 29, 2024

A sophisticated conspiracy to commit wildlife violations by seven men resulted in the arrest, prosecution, fines and jail terms for the subjects, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Ventura County District Attorney’s (VCDA) Office announced.

Categories: Bears, Big Game, Deer, Law Enforcement
  • May 24, 2024
Chinook salmon being measured

With the 2024 closure of ocean salmon fisheries in California, CDFW officials are reminding anglers of important rules relating to transport of salmon taken from Oregon into California.

Categories: Fishing, Law Enforcement, Marine, Salmon
  • April 29, 2024
wildlife officer of the year Laura Maverick

Santa Clara County Wildlife Officer Laura Decker was named 2023 Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Public Safety
  • April 11, 2024

The Governor’s Unified Cannabis Enforcement Taskforce seized more than $53,620,600 million in illegal cannabis in the first quarter of this calendar year.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • 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

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