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CA DFG Publishes Printable and Interactive Steelhead Zone Maps to Assist Anglers

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has created and posted two different Steelhead Report and Restoration Card (SHRRC) location code maps to help anglers easily identify location code boundaries and accurately report their catch. The newly available maps include a printable pocket guide for use in the field and…


California DFG Adds New “Map It” Feature To Scheduled Fish Stocking Web Pages

10/28/2009 – The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has unveiled a new feature on its Web site that allows anglers to better scout out prime trout fishing spots. The new “Map It” feature at www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Hatcheries/FishPlanting links the weekly trout stocking schedule for bodies of water throughout the state to…


CA DFG Announces Two Public Meetings to Discuss Lobster Hoop Net Regulation Changes

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will hold two public meetings in Southern California to review options for potential hoop net regulation changes. Hoop nets are commonly used along the Southern California coast by sport fishermen to catch California spiny lobster. The two meetings, to be held next week…


CA DFG Seeks Resources, Partners for Development of a Lobster Fishery Management Plan

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is working to identify resources and partners that will help develop a spiny lobster Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). DFG is considering the California spiny lobster because it is a key species that supports important recreational and commercial fisheries in the Southern California…


Five New K-9 Teams to Join CA Department of Fish and Game Patrol

Five police service dogs and their warden handlers will graduate from the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) K-9 Academy July 17 in Riverside County. Following the commencement, DFG will have twenty K-9 teams deployed in counties throughout the state to help stop poaching and other criminal activities that harm…


Stranded Chinook Salmon Successfully Rescued from ButteCreek of California

State and federal fisheries experts have successfully captured and transported 26 spring run Chinook salmon stranded in Butte Creek near Chico. The fish, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, had stopped their migratory journey through the lower reach of the river because of rising water…


DFG Seeks Local Volunteers for Mourning Dove Banding Program

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is seeking volunteers in the Blythe area to participate in its Mourning Dove Banding Program. The imprinted bands that are attached to birds’ legs are an important tool used by wildlife managers to help them evaluate mourning dove populations. Band recovery data is…


Poachers Threaten Monterey’s Endangered Black Abalone

California game wardens recently made two new arrests in a series of black abalone poaching cases in Monterey County. Jerry Jones, 37, of Monterey, and Terry Callahan, 47, of Seaside were arrested by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) on May 13 after being found in possession of 51…


Catch and Release Salmon Fishing No Longer Allowed in the Central Valley Basin of California

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has begun enforcing new recreational salmon fishing regulations for the Central Valley Basin. Catch and release fishing that intentionally targets salmon is now illegal in any river or stream closed to salmon fishing. DFG staff will be notifying anglers and posting information about…


CA DFG Announces 2009 Waterfowl Population Estimates

A 2009 Department of Fish and Game (DFG) waterfowl survey indicates that the number of mallards statewide remains steady, but the overall duck population has declined. Conducted by DFG in late April and early May, the Waterfowl Breeding Survey estimates that there are 510,800 ducks of all species in the…