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California Steelhead

CDFW Awards $16.7 Million to Fisheries Habitat Restoration, Forest Legacy and Drought Projects

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 67 projects that will receive funding for coastal salmon and steelhead habitat restoration, response to the statewide drought and forest legacy restoration. The grants, which total $16,720,061, are distributed through CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) and…


CDFW to Move Rescued Fish Back into Merced River

CDFW to Move Rescued Fish Back into Merced River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Friday plans to release approximately 600 rainbow trout that were rescued from the lower Merced River a year and a half ago. In the summer of 2014, water flowing from Lake McClure was too warm for these fish in the Merced…


CDFW Offers Pig Hunting Opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

CDFW Offers Pig Hunting Opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be holding limited-entry, permit-only hunts to control a small population of wild pigs in Solano County. The hunts will be held the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area on the Joice Island Unit, a 2,150-acre wetland area consisting of thick cattails, tules, some…


Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of California

Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of California

On Dec. 31, 2015, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified by the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that, in consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a determination has…


Status of the California Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011 Now Available Online

Status of the California Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011 Now Available Online

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently released the Status of the Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011, the sixth in a series of status reports required by the Marine Life Management Act. The report summarizes the status of some of California’s important marine species. The report also helps…


Recent Bear Encounters Prompt Reminder For Residents To Be Bear Aware

Recent Bear Encounters Prompt Reminder For Residents To Be Bear Aware

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding residents across the state to be bear aware. Over the last few months, several bears have been observed in and near residential areas, including areas where they have not been present for many decades. While bear activity is common this…


CDFW Invites Public Comment on White Shark CESA Candidacy

CDFW Invites Public Comment on White Shark CESA Candidacy

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting comments on whether the Northeastern Pacific population of white shark should be listed as a threatened or endangered species pursuant to the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a globally distributed species found primarily in temperate…


Lakes and Streams Looking Good for Eastern Sierra Trout Season Opener

Lakes and Streams Looking Good for Eastern Sierra Trout Season Opener

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) anticipates good fishing for the eastern Sierra trout opener due to early spring conditions and rising temperatures. Warm weather has been melting snow and ice on lakes that often are still frozen in late spring, giving anglers more access to lakes, streams…


California DFW Accepting Applications for Deer and Pig Hunting in Western Merced County

California DFW Accepting Applications for Deer and Pig Hunting in Western Merced County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug.10-11, in Zone A for the general season. The locations for this hunt include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir…


California Sport Ocean Fishing Regulation Changes for 2013

California Sport Ocean Fishing Regulation Changes for 2013

New 2013-2014 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulation booklets are now available at California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) offices and wherever sport fishing licenses are sold. Anglers and divers need to be aware of a number of new fishing regulations that are in effect this year. Regulation changes include the…