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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…


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…


NOAA Proposes Interim Northeast Groundfish Rules

NOAA is proposing measures to govern Northeast groundfish fisheries beginning May 1, 2009, the start of the new fishing year. The measures strive to reduce overfishing, continue rebuilding of groundfish stocks, and provide more options for fishing businesses trying to mitigate the economic effects of the measures while the New…


Crabbers Asked NOT to Set Crab Pots in Kachemak Bay, Alaska August 15-29

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), will be conducting a sonar survey to provide detailed bottom and habitat mapping of Kachemak Bay. Two NOAA vessels and launches will be conducting the research. The Department of Fish and Game…


Governor Rell: Funding for ‘V-Notch’ Lobster Restoration Program Will Carry Over

Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $90,000 in funding will be carried over into the next Fiscal Year to continue the state’s lobster stock restoration program. The funding, associated with the $1 million restoration effort, was to lapse on June 30, the last day of Fiscal 2008. More than…


DFG Announces Changes to Recreational Groundfish 2008 Fishing Regulations

Emergency regulations to restrict recreational fishing for groundfish in northern California to depths of less than 120 feet went into effect today. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced that the regulations are now effective in both state and federal waters. The new depth restriction began May 1 in…


Groundfish Regulation Changes Reconsidered for North Coast, Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Areas Will Not Be Implemented on May 1

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced today that it will not implement Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Areas (YRCAs) under 2008 groundfish regulations. The decision was made due to concerns that additional fishing restrictions could have a negative impact on local communities already burdened with salmon closures. “Because the department…


DFG Announces Changes to Recreational Groundfish 2008 Fishing Regulations

Public Meeting Scheduled April 26 in Ukiah Recreational fishing regulations are proposed to change on or about May 1, 2008, for those anglers fishing for groundfish in northern California. The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced that these regulation changes will prohibit fishing in waters greater than 20…