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

CDFW to Host Public Meetings to Initiate Partnership with Sonoma County Landowners

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites Sonoma County residents to two upcoming public meetings to discuss the impacts of the drought on endangered coho salmon and other aquatic life. CDFW is urging  landowners to commit to voluntary water conservation measures in critical watersheds as a necessary means to save the fish. The … Continue reading CDFW to Host Public Meetings to Initiate Partnership with Sonoma County Landowners

Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 4

California’s recreational salmon season will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 4, 2015, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S.-Mexico border. The daily bag limit is two Chinook per day and no more than two daily bag limits may be possessed when on land. On a vessel in ocean … Continue reading Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 4

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