A new state angling record was set on September 17, 2014 when Matthew Franco (left) reeled in a 3 lb. 4 oz. kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus) while fishing near Carmel in central California. This fish beats the previous state angling record by 1 oz. Congratulations Matthew!
In the state angling record category, current open species include Humboldt squid (min. weight 40 lb.), rainbow surfperch (min. weight 1 lb.), and walleye surfperch (min. weight 1 lb.). For more information about state recreational fishing and diving records, see the CDFW Record Ocean Sport Fish webpage. Continue reading →
Welcome to the Marine Management News Fish Identification Quiz for October 2014! Here’s your chance to show off your fish identification knowledge and win an official Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish tagging cap. To qualify for the drawing, simply send the correct information to AskMarine@wildlife.ca.gov by December 15, 2014 identifying:
The species of the fish pictured below (scientific name) and an accepted common name, and
The daily bag limit, as found in the 2014-2015 Ocean Sport Fishing regulations booklet
Be sure to enter “October MMN Fish Quiz” as the “Subject” of your e-mail. The winner will be selected during a random drawing from all correct answers received by December 15, 2014. Continue reading →
A new sport diving record was set on August 1, 2014 when Marco A. Mazza (left) speared a 6 lb. 3 oz. grass rockfish (Sebastes rastrelliger) while freediving off Marin County in northern California. This fish beats the previous state diving record, which stood for over a decade, by 3 oz. Congratulations Marco!
In the sport diving category, the starry flounder record is still open (min. weight 8 lb.) and awaiting its first qualifying fish. For more information about state recreational fishing and diving records, see the CDFW Record Ocean Sport Fish webpage. Continue reading →
For the latest information on fishing regulations, marine resources, and news affecting our California coastline, your first stop should be the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) website. This comprehensive information source contains well over 2,000 marine-related web pages and documents readily available to the public. If you are new to this website, we invite you to explore the valuable resources Continue reading →