Coho Salmon Identification is Critical in California’s Ocean Fisheries

Media Contacts: Alex Letvin, CDFW Marine Region, (707) 576-3456 Carrie Wilson, CDFW Communications, (831) 649-7191 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds ocean sport anglers to be vigilant about properly identifying their salmon before keeping them. The ocean salmon fishing season in California is well underway and proper identification is critical for the survival […]

Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Sites Cleaned Up to Protect Endangered Species

Media Contact: Lt. Patrick Foy, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 508-7095 California wildlife officers will work with several allied agencies and scientific personnel to clean up six polluted illegal marijuana cultivation sites to protect three species threatened with extinction. The sites encompass habitat of the federally endangered Coho salmon, federally threatened northern spotted owl and the […]

CDFW to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Regulations Changes for Mendocino Streams

Media Contacts: Allan Renger, CDFW Fisheries Branch, (707) 725-7194 Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8988 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold two public meetings to discuss a proposed change to the stream gauge that controls the low flow closure status of Mendocino Coast streams. The meetings will be held on Wednesday, […]

CDFW to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Low-Flow Closure of the Russian River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold two public meetings to discuss the proposed low-flow closure changes to the Russian River and North Central Coast streams. The first meeting is Wednesday, July 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, 5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A, […]

CDFW and Partners Raid Santa Cruz County Marijuana Grow

Officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and other agencies arrested two suspects, cut down marijuana plants and removed hazardous materials from a Santa Cruz county waterway on July 15. Acting on an anonymous tip on the CalTIP line, wildlife officers — with assistance from CAL FIRE, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s […]