Pismo clams have historically been found as far north as Half Moon Bay; more recently, they have been difficult to find north of Pt. Conception. They prefer the intertidal zone, especially flat, sandy beaches Continue reading “Creature Feature: Pismo Clam”
Tidepools have yielded food for hungry humans for thousands of years, though it was a brave soul who first pried open a mussel and thought, “Ooh, this looks tasty!” Continue reading “Bag Limits for Saltwater Snails? Following the Regulations for Tidepool Foraging”
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.
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”
The 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!”