CDFW Questionnaire to Gather Grunion Hunter Knowledge

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California grunion spawning on a sandy Southern California beach

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would like to hear from California grunion hunters! A new questionnaire is available on the CDFW website to capture grunion hunters’ input. Your participation can help CDFW to better understand the recreational fishery. Continue reading “CDFW Questionnaire to Gather Grunion Hunter Knowledge”

New CDFW Marine Species Portal Provides Easy Access to Wide Variety of Information

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The Marine Species Portal home page
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Region is proud to announce the new Marine Species Portal! The new Portal replaces the temporary Marine Species Information web page and is another step towards making our website even more user friendly.

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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”

Meeting Change: Webinar to Provide Overview of Commercial Regulation Changes to Help Minimize Marine Life Entanglement

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Dungeness crab gear.      CDFW photo

CDFW’s Marine Region had been planning to host an in-person meeting to provide an update on the proposed Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program (RAMP) regulations and Conservation Plan currently in development for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery. Instead, the meeting will move to an online viewing format Continue reading “Meeting Change: Webinar to Provide Overview of Commercial Regulation Changes to Help Minimize Marine Life Entanglement”

Upcoming Regulation Changes for Commercial Dungeness Crab and Other Trap Fisheries

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Dungeness crab
CDFW photo by C. Juhasz

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is developing several important regulation changes that will affect the commercial Dungeness crab fleet and other trap fisheries in 2020 and beyond. Continue reading “Upcoming Regulation Changes for Commercial Dungeness Crab and Other Trap Fisheries”