Many sense the arrival of autumn as the days grow shorter, the kids go back to school, and a certain crisp chill pervades the air. For Marine Region staff and many of you out there, some additional signs of autumn include the winding up of salmon and some groundfish seasons, and the beginning of spiny lobster and Dungeness crab seasons. I encourage you to take advantage of the precious autumn sunshine, the glorious weather, and unusually warm water by dusting off the hoop nets, crab pots, or dive gear and getting out to the ocean to enjoy our magnificent marine resources.
Marine Region staff have been very busy this summer working hard to support the sustainable management of California’s living marine resources. I encourage you to browse the recent blog entries and learn more about the diverse work of the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Region.
post by Craig Shuman, CDFW Marine Region Manager ♦ photo by K. Kopp