Lights, Camera, Action! California Squid Fishery Takes the Spotlight on the Central Coast

The market squid fishery is busy at work on Monterey Bay. Market squid, also called calamari, are small invertebrates that periodically frequent shallower waters off the California coast. These slippery siblings of octopuses Continue reading “Lights, Camera, Action! California Squid Fishery Takes the Spotlight on the Central Coast”

CARES Act Fisheries Relief for California

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Commercial crabber hauls in a crab pot.
CDFW photo

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has created a web page dedicated to CARES Act Fisheries Relief for California.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. On May 7, 2020, the Secretary of Commerce announced the allocation of $300 million in fisheries assistance funding provided by the CARES Act to states, Tribes, and territories with coastal and marine fishery participants who have been negatively affected by COVID-19. The State of California was Continue reading “CARES Act Fisheries Relief for California”

Marine Region’s 2019 Year in Review Now Available!

2019 Year in Review and By the NumbersThe 2019 Year in Review is now available for your reading pleasure along with its companion document By the Numbers. The Year in Review is a condensed one-stop shop of the entire year’s accomplishments and our By the Numbers summarizes some of the most important commercial and recreational Continue reading “Marine Region’s 2019 Year in Review Now Available!”

Rare 7-year-old Chinook Salmon Caught in California Ocean Salmon Fishery

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Large Chinook salmon sampled at Moss Landing, California in 2019 (not the 7-year-old salmon).
CDFW photo

In July of this year, a commercial salmon troller caught a 7-year-old Central Valley fall-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) near Bodega Bay that measured 36 inches long. Continue reading “Rare 7-year-old Chinook Salmon Caught in California Ocean Salmon Fishery”

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California Fish and Game Commission Adopts the California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan

At its October 10, 2019 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted the California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan (Herring FMP). The Herring FMP establishes a cohesive strategy to guide the sustainable management of California’s commercial and recreational Pacific herring fisheries, as required by the Marine Life Management Act. Continue reading “California Fish and Game Commission Adopts the California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan”