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 … Continue reading Coho Salmon Identification is Critical in California’s Ocean Fisheries

North Coast Anglers Could be Rewarded for Returning Fish Tags in Timely Manner

Media Contacts: Mary Claire Kier, CDFW Klamath/Trinity River Project, (707) 822-5876 Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8988 Successful north coast steelhead and salmon anglers could catch a $10-50 reward for returning their fish tags this season. Of the more than 4,500 fish that were tagged, 3,000 are eligible for a cash reward. The California Department … Continue reading North Coast Anglers Could be Rewarded for Returning Fish Tags in Timely Manner

Special Low Flow Conditions Annually from October 1 through April 30 for Coastal Streams in Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin Counties

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) informs anglers that sport fishing regulation changes have gone into effect for coastal streams in Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties. The new regulations can be found in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, section 8.00 (b). On December 3, 2014, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted … Continue reading Special Low Flow Conditions Annually from October 1 through April 30 for Coastal Streams in Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin Counties

CDFW Releases a Snapshot of Stories and Accomplishments of 2014

Media Contact: Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908 Multiple wildlife encounters, bears in Bakersfield, fish rescues, elk captures, marijuana eradication, newly established sheep herds, a centennial celebration and the drought were among the many issues that engaged staff at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in 2014. “Each year, we are faced with … Continue reading CDFW Releases a Snapshot of Stories and Accomplishments of 2014

Multi-agency Cannabis Pilot Project Finishes Successful Three-Day Inspection of Marijuana Grows in Eel River Watershed

Media Contacts: George Kostyrko, State Water Boards, (916) 341-7365 Jordan Traverso, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, (916) 654-9937 An innovative multi-agency partnership involving state and local agencies today finished inspections of 14 private properties with active marijuana grow operations along Sproul Creek within the Eel River watershed. The three-day effort, which began Jan. 21, … Continue reading Multi-agency Cannabis Pilot Project Finishes Successful Three-Day Inspection of Marijuana Grows in Eel River Watershed

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 … Continue reading Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Sites Cleaned Up to Protect Endangered Species