2020 California Grunion Run Schedule Now Available

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California grunion come ashore to spawn on a Southern California beach
photo by heather, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The 2020 schedule of expected California grunion runs is now available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

Grunion are famous for their spawning behavior. From March through August, these fish surf the waves Continue reading “2020 California Grunion Run Schedule Now Available”

Enhanced Status Reports on California Ocean Species Now Available

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Enhanced Status Report on barred sand bass

A selection of new Enhanced Status Reports (ESRs) for marine fish and invertebrates is now available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Marine Species Information web page.

The goal of ESRs is to provide an overview of the species, fishery, current management and monitoring efforts, and future management needs, and provide transparency around data and information that is unavailable or unknown. Continue reading “Enhanced Status Reports on California Ocean Species Now Available”

Getting the Right Licenses, Validations, and Report Cards for Saltwater Sport Fishing

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You can purchase your sport fishing license from CDFW at certain annual sport fishing shows.
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At the massive Fred Hall sport fishing shows in Long Beach and San Diego this coming March, you’ll see a dizzying array of saltwater fishing gear and tackle. From custom, hand-made rods to heavy metal jigs, to realistic, deep-diving plugs, these shows have the gear for just about any fishing adventure Continue reading “Getting the Right Licenses, Validations, and Report Cards for Saltwater Sport Fishing”

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Lovers Point-Julia Platt State Marine Reserve

Monterey beckons to people who love the seaside. Families, kayakers, divers, and photographers flock to its breathtaking ocean views, historic charm, and easy coastal access. Continue reading “Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Lovers Point-Julia Platt State Marine Reserve”

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”