The California Fish and Game Commission has adopted regulation amendments and new regulations for commercial harvest of kelp and other marine algae that will go into effect on January 1, 2023.
The amended regulations include temporary changes that expire on Jan. 1, 2026. Continue reading “Upcoming Changes to Commercial Harvest Regulations for Kelp and Other Marine Algae”
Hoop net users statewide will want to review new hoop net regulations that went into effect on October 31, 2022, especially since the recreational Dungeness crab season opened during a trap restriction this past Saturday.
Hoop nets may be used for Dungeness crab instead of traps during a trap restriction. Crabbers may also use crab snares Continue reading “New Hoop Net Regulations in Effect”
Market squid aggregating to bright lights at night. photo courtesy of Connor Gallagher, Nomad Island
Squid vessels at night, lights ablaze, looking for market squid in Monterey Bay. CDFW photo by C. Wilson
Squid fishing vessel towing smaller “tender” boat off Monterey. CDFW photo by C. Wilson
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is soliciting nominations for a new Squid Fishery Advisory Committee (SFAC), which will review and provide input on potential changes to market squid fishery management. Continue reading “New CDFW Squid Fishery Advisory Committee Seeks Members”
Spiny lobster den surrounded by sea urchins. CDFW photo by D. Stein
Hoop nets may be used by those fishing for lobster recreationally. CDFW photo by D. Stein
Measuring a spiny lobster carapace to determine whether it meets the minimum recreational size requirement. CDFW photo by D. Stein
Happy Autumn! For many of us, that means apple picking and pumpkin spice… everything! For both recreational and commercial fishermen along California’s southern coast, it signifies the start of spiny lobster fishing season. Continue reading “‘Tis the Season for Saltwater “Bugs” – California Spiny Lobster Season Opens Soon”
Kelp bass and salema over an eelgrass bed in S. Calif. photo by S. Wertz
Surfer. photo by A. Van Diggelen
Wolf-eel and sea urchins off the Farallon Islands, central Calif. CDFW/MARE photo
It’s that time of year again, when people around the world celebrate the beauty, resources, and enjoyment the ocean gives us. That’s right, today, June 8th is World Oceans Day! Continue reading “Celebrate World Oceans Day with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife!”