CDFW Seeks Nominees for Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel

white seabass
White seabass
photo courtesy HSWRI

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is soliciting nominations for the Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel (OREAP). The OREAP is a legislatively mandated advisory body that advises CDFW’s Director in establishing policy and direction, including the expenditure of fee revenue, for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program. The purpose of the program is to determine if hatchery-released Continue reading “CDFW Seeks Nominees for Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel”

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area

California’s northernmost marine protected area (MPA), Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA), is located just south of the California/Oregon border in Del Norte County. Continue reading “Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area”

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Honoring the Ocean Around Mainland Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Marine Protected Area Collaborative

Map of LA County's MPAs
Los Angeles County’s marine protected areas.
Image courtesy Los Angeles Marine Protected Area Collaborative

California’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs) spans north to south, border to border, and touches every coastal county. Thirteen of the 124 MPAs managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife are located within Los Angeles County. Continue reading “Honoring the Ocean Around Mainland Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Marine Protected Area Collaborative”

Upcoming Webinar to Introduce California Halibut Stock Assessment and Review Panel Findings

California halibut
California halibut
photo by M. Haggerty

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Ocean Science Trust invite interested members of the public, Tribes and Tribal communities, and stakeholders to an informational webinar about the California halibut stock assessment. The webinar will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, PST. Continue reading “Upcoming Webinar to Introduce California Halibut Stock Assessment and Review Panel Findings”

Tying Traditional Knowledge to Ocean Stewardship: The Del Norte Marine Protected Area Collaborative

California is home to a statewide network of 124 ecologically connected marine protected areas (MPAs) managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). CDFW works with many partners, including a grassroots organization Continue reading “Tying Traditional Knowledge to Ocean Stewardship: The Del Norte Marine Protected Area Collaborative”