The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold an online public hearing on Tuesday May 30, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to discuss proposed regulatory amendments to California Code of Regulations Title 14, Section 189, pertaining to commercial groundfish fishing. The amendments will clarify that existing federal commercial groundfish regulations are incorporated into state regulations and are applicable in state waters.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing an emergency regulation change to reduce the recreational California halibut daily bag and total possession limit from three fish to two fish in northern California (waters north of Point Sur, Monterey County). The proposal will be discussed at the May 17, 2023 California Fish and Game Commission teleconference meeting.
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