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  • August 14, 2022
Temblor legless lizard, photo by Noah Morales

CDFW is seeking data and comments on a proposal to list the Temblor legless lizard under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: Rare Species, Species, Wildlife Health
  • August 8, 2022
Graphic of Redwood Creek workshop details

On Aug. 18, 2022, CDFW, California Department of Cannabis Control and State Water Resources Control Board are holding a cannabis technical assistance workshop and community presentation on the Redwood Creek Watershed.

Categories: Cannabis
  • August 4, 2022
halibut on a boat with scientist standing over

CDFW has announced the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11:59 p.m. Based on the latest catch projections, CDFW expects the 2022 California recreational quota of 38,740 net pounds will be exceeded unless the fishery is closed.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • August 4, 2022
Attendeesandstaffataworkshop

CDFW and Mendocino County have teamed up to hold a series of cannabis technical assistance workshops in August and September.

Categories: Cannabis
  • August 3, 2022
landscape image of north grasslands area of N. San Joaquin Valley

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs in the northern San Joaquin Valley.

Categories: Lands
  • August 2, 2022
cannabis plants disguised as hemp

During the week of July 18, wildlife officers served a search warrant near the town of Bradley. The warrant was part of an investigation into illegal cannabis cultivation.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • July 29, 2022
buck pictured in natural habitat at Carrizo Plans Ecological Reserve

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering a drawing for an apprentice deer hunt for junior license holders on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting, Lands
  • July 29, 2022
waterfowl in air at yolo bypass wildlife area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs on Type A Wildlife Areas in the Bay Delta Region.

Categories: Lands
  • July 28, 2022
Smiling man on a boat holding up a large striped bass

CDFW is soliciting public input on a proposed regulation change that would restrict the harvest of striped bass to a “slot limit” between 20 and 30 inches for inland anadromous waters. Under the proposal, all striped bass caught below 20 inches in length and above 30 inches in length would have to be released.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • July 28, 2022
Close up of a copper rockfish on a boat deck

Significant changes to California’s groundfish sport fishing regulations are expected starting next year, in response to recent scientific information suggesting some nearshore groundfish species are in decline. To reduce pressure on these stocks, fishing seasons will be shorter in nearshore waters, but new opportunities in deeper water are anticipated.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine

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