CDFW is temporarily closing its high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open. Information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements, can be found on CDFW’s Online License Site.
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Ocean Sport Fishing page
Commercial Fishing page
Marine Region Projects page
Research and Management page
For more ocean-related stories and information, visit CDFW's Marine Management News blogsite.
Marine Region News page
Marine Region Mission: To protect, maintain, enhance, and restore California's marine ecosystems for their ecological values and their use and enjoyment by the public through good science and effective communication.
Marine Region (Region 7)
Regional Manager: Dr. Craig Shuman
Main Office: 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100, Monterey, CA 93940
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