Giant Kelp and Bull Kelp Enhanced Status Report Now Available

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The Giant Kelp and Bull Kelp Enhanced Status Report on the California Marine Species Portal
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The Giant Kelp and Bull Kelp Enhanced Status Report, or Kelp ESR, is now available on the California Marine Species Portal. The Kelp ESR is the first for marine algae species and one of 34 produced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) since 2018 to help guide future fisheries management as required by the Marine Life Management Act Master Plan for Fisheries. Continue reading “Giant Kelp and Bull Kelp Enhanced Status Report Now Available”

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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Enhanced Status Reports on California Ocean Species Now Available

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Enhanced Status Report on barred sand bass

Editor’s Note: On July 10, 2020 the interim web page described here was removed from the CDFW website and replaced by the Marine Species Portal.

A selection of new Enhanced Status Reports (ESRs) for marine fish and invertebrates is now available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Marine Species Information web page.

The goal of ESRs is to provide an overview of the species, fishery, Continue reading “Enhanced Status Reports on California Ocean Species Now Available”