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CDFW Now Accepting Proposals for Ecosystem Restoration and Protection Projects

Nov. 5, 2018 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for ecosystem restoration and protection projects under its 2019 Proposal Solicitation Notice. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020, a total of $53 million will be made available for these grants, which are funded through Propositions 1 and 68.   Funding […]

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Wildlife Officers Remove Cannabis Grow Site,from CDFW Wildlife Area

Oct. 5, 2018 – Law enforcement officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently conducted a successful outdoor raid on a black-market marijuana cultivation site in the White Slough Wildlife Area in San Joaquin County. In all, wildlife officers removed approximately 1,700 plants at the site. In the late summer, wildlife officers […]

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Nutria Discovered in San Joaquin Valley; CDFW Seeks to Prevent Further Spread and Infestation

February 8, 2018 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has become aware of a population of invasive nutria (Myocastor coypus) reproducing within the San Joaquin Valley. Given the severity of potential impacts and the impacts realized in other infested states, CDFW believes early intervention actions could be successful in eradicating nutria from […]

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Northern California Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Opener Delayed Again Due to Quality Testing

December 26, 2017 – The Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced a final 15-day delay for the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season. Crab condition improved from the last round of pre-season quality testing conducted on Dec. 19. However, crab had not reached the minimum meat recovery criteria as […]

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California Recreational Abalone Fishery to be Closed in 2018

December 8, 2017 – The California Fish and Game Commission yesterday voted to close the 2018 northern California recreational abalone fishery due ongoing environmental conditions that have significantly impacted the abalone resource. The closure affects next year’s recreational abalone season, which was scheduled to open on April 1, 2018. The Commission’s 4-0 decision (Commissioner Jacque […]

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Commercial Dungeness Crab Season in Northern California delayed due to crab quality testing

November 27, 2017 – Due to poor crab meat quality test results conducted at the beginning of November, the Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has issued a memo delaying the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season in Fish and Game Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Mendocino, Humboldt and Del […]

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Watch Out for Wildlife Week Reminds Motorists to Slow Down & Be Alert

September 18, 2017 – Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs September 18-24. “Drivers can improve their own safety by simply slowing down and remaining alert while driving,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “We are […]

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California and Oregon Governors Request Salmon Disaster Assistance

May 25, 2017 – California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross requesting declaration of a catastrophic regional fishery disaster and commercial fishery failure for salmon in their states. The declaration begins the process for requesting federal aid to assist commercial […]

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Pump Failure Kills 200,000 to 300,000 Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery

May 11, 2017 – An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 fall-run Chinook salmon were killed early yesterday morning at the Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility due to a pump failure from a faulty wire. More than two million remaining salmon at the facility will be released over the next month as they reach an […]

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State Agencies Pilot Wildlife Crossing Mitigation Credit System

April 19, 2017 – California’s state wildlife and transportation departments signed a credit agreement on an innovative pilot project to create advanced mitigation credits for wildlife highway crossings. The mitigation crediting system developed for the Laurel Curve Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Project on Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County can be used to transition into a statewide […]

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Low Salmon Projections Lead to Fisheries Restrictions, Some Closures in 2017

April 16, 2017 – Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically limit the state’s salmon fishery for the remainder of 2017. In the Klamath Management Zone, which is the area between the Oregon/California border and Horse Mountain (40° 05′ 00″ N. latitude), […]

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Nimbus Hatchery Releases 420,000 American River Steelhead

March 8, 2017 – Nearly a half million young steelhead recently started their journey to the ocean thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Staff at Nimbus Fish Hatchery nursed the young steelhead through several potentially devastating conditions, including drought-induced high water temperatures in the hatchery last summer and winter flood conditions […]

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