Webinar: Discussion of Proposed Draft Commercial Kelp and Other Marine Algae Regulatory Changes

Macrocystis pyriferal
Top view of Macrocystis pyrifera
CDFW photo by R. Flores Miller

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting a webinar to discuss the commercial harvest of wild kelp and other marine algae, including proposed draft regulatory changes, supporting data, and results from a commercial harvester survey. All interested parties are invited to join.

The webinar will be on June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Use the following link and call-in information to participate in the webinar:

Porphyra Pyropia
Porphyra/ Pyropia species
CDFW photo by R. Flores Miller

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 916-535-0984   United States, Sacramento (Toll)

Conference ID: 949 545 937#

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Flores Miller, Environmental Scientist, by email Rebecca.FloresMiller@wildlife.ca.gov.  Please email any comments or feedback to kelp@wildlife.ca.gov.


post by Rebecca Flores Miller, CDFW Environmental Scientist

Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery Updates

Dungeness crab
Dungeness crab
CDFW image

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would like to provide a quick summary of several significant updates and changes regarding the commercial Dungeness crab fishery.

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Final 2018 Commercial Landings Reports Now Available

fishing vessel
photo courtesy NOAA

The Final California Commercial Landings report for 2018 has been posted to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website. The report consists of summary tables that provide landings information by month, by port, and by area of California.

The 2018 commercial passenger fishing vessel (party/charter boat) landings report has also been posted in summary table form. The tables report the total number of fish kept by anglers and divers Continue reading “Final 2018 Commercial Landings Reports Now Available”

Marine Region’s 2018 By the Numbers Report Now Available!

report coverWhich California port totaled up the most valuable commercial landings in 2018? How many saltwater sport fishing trips did anglers and divers undertake last year? How many ocean-based scientific collecting permits did the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issue in 2018? The answers to these questions and more can be found in the Marine Region: 2018 By the Numbers report, now available on the CDFW website!

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Updated Draft California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan Available for Public Comment

Pacific herring

The Draft California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan (Herring FMP), updated August 8, 2019, is available for public comment. Continue reading “Updated Draft California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan Available for Public Comment”