Outlook for 2019 Ocean Salmon Fisheries to be Presented at Meeting

Chinook salmon
CDFW photo

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Salmon Information Meeting. A review of last year’s ocean salmon fisheries and spawning escapement will be presented along with the outlook for this year’s sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa.

A list of additional meetings and opportunities for public comment is available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s ocean salmon web page. Please email Chenchen Shen or call (707) 576-2885 for more information.

post by Kandice Morgenstern, CDFW Environmental Scientist

Pacific Herring Stakeholder Meeting Reminder

Just a quick reminder of the upcoming stakeholders meetings regarding the commercial Pacific Herring fishery and fishery management plan development.

Commercial Fishery Town Hall Meeting – January 6, 2018 – Sausalito City Hall -1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – (information was sent to all commercial herring permit holders) For additional information or to join via Webinar please contact: Ryan.Bartling@wildlife.ca.gov

Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan Informational Meeting – January 20, 2018 – Sausalito – Bay Model Visitors Center – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

post by Ryan Bartling, CDFW Environmental Scientist

Public Meetings on Artificial Reefs in California

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host public meetings in April and May 2017 to provide information on CDFW’s role in the placement and management of artificial reefs in California, including laws and regulations; historical background; what the public should expect, and what CDFW needs to move forward with the potential placement of new artificial reefs in state waters. This meeting will be focused on the need for a baseline assessment of existing artificial reefs in California to inform a statewide scientifically based artificial reef plan. Additionally, the meetings will provide an opportunity for CDFW to gain a better understanding Continue reading “Public Meetings on Artificial Reefs in California”

Whale Entanglement Discussion Set for August 20

crab pot gearA California Whale Entanglement Discussion meeting hosted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), California Ocean Protection Council, and NOAA Fisheries will be held Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Elihu M. Harris State Building in Oakland. The goal of the meeting is to begin an open dialogue with industry members of the commercial California Dungeness crab fishery and exchange information on the incidence of whale entanglements off the California coast, including possible short- and long-term strategies to reduce the risk of entanglements. Continue reading “Whale Entanglement Discussion Set for August 20”