Creature Feature: Striped Bass

striped bass

Striped bass were introduced to California in 1879, when 132 small fish from the Navesink River in New Jersey were released into San Francisco Bay near Martinez. In 1882, three hundred more fish were released into lower Suisun Bay. By 1892 a flourishing commercial fishery had developed, which was closed in 1935 in an effort to build a robust sport fishery. Continue reading

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve

Off the coast of the densely populated Los Angeles metropolitan area resides one of California’s great wildlife treasures: the Northern Channel Islands.  Often considered the “Galapagos of North America” this small archipelago hosts one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Continue reading

Final 2014 Commercial Landing and CPFV Reports Available Online

commercial fishing boat
Commercial herring fishing vessel

The final California commercial landings and the final commercial passenger fishing vessel reported catches for 2014 have been posted to the CDFW website.

Reports for the years 2000 through 2013 are also found online. These reports provide information used by cities, harbors, researchers, and the fishing industry.

Post by Jana Robertson, CDFW Management Services Technician  ♦  CDFW photo by R. Bartling