Rockfish, Salmon, and More: The Most Popular Marine Management News Blog Posts of 2019

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has shared important developments in ocean resource management through the Marine Management News, CDFW’s Marine Region blog, since the turn of the century. The top five blog posts for 2019, listed below, reflect some of the topics Continue reading “Rockfish, Salmon, and More: The Most Popular Marine Management News Blog Posts of 2019”

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Beyond Cannery Row: The Monterey Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Monterey MPA Collaborative members prepare to test their Trident underwater drone at Whaler’s Cove, Point Lobos
photo by C. Allison

Monterey has built its reputation on abundant marine resources and scenic bay waters. Visitors flock to see the sea otters, visit the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, and stroll along Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Continue reading “Beyond Cannery Row: The Monterey Marine Protected Area Collaborative”

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Submarine Canyon Habitats

Deep and mysterious waters lie just off California’s coast, sometimes within a stone’s throw of the beach. A millennium of tectonic forces, and more recent geologic forces like ice ages and erosion have brought these present-day deep ocean habitats, called submarine canyons, to our coastal doorstep. Exotic ocean life and biological diversity abound in these deep canyons. Continue reading “Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Submarine Canyon Habitats”

Rare 7-year-old Chinook Salmon Caught in California Ocean Salmon Fishery

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Large Chinook salmon sampled at Moss Landing, California in 2019 (not the 7-year-old salmon).
CDFW photo

In July of this year, a commercial salmon troller caught a 7-year-old Central Valley fall-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) near Bodega Bay that measured 36 inches long. Continue reading “Rare 7-year-old Chinook Salmon Caught in California Ocean Salmon Fishery”