Enhanced Status Reports on California Ocean Species Now Available

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Enhanced Status Report on barred sand bass

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, current management and monitoring efforts, and future management needs, and provide transparency around data and information that is unavailable or unknown. Continue reading “Enhanced Status Reports on California Ocean Species Now Available”

Webinar Invitation: Prioritizing California’s Fisheries for Management Efforts

This post was updated on October 17, 2019.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites Tribes and Tribal communities, stakeholders, and interested members of the public to join an informational webinar to learn about the state’s efforts to develop a list of priority fisheries as directed Continue reading “Webinar Invitation: Prioritizing California’s Fisheries for Management Efforts”

POSTPONED: Prioritizing State-Managed Fisheries: Informational Update and Discussion Set for July 30

meeting postponedThis post was updated on September 24, 2019

WEBINAR RESCHEDULED: Please see updated information for this webinar.

WEBINAR POSTPONED: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the upcoming webinar on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 PM PST (see box, right) has been postponed. We appreciate your understanding regarding this last-minute change. We look forward to sharing details about the new webinar date and time as soon as possible.

Continue reading “POSTPONED: Prioritizing State-Managed Fisheries: Informational Update and Discussion Set for July 30”

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Double Point/Stormy Stack Rock Special Closure

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Double Point/Stormy Stack Rock Special Closure is located just north of Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area in Marin County.
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California’s coastline north of San Francisco is well-known for rocky cliffs, small coves with sandy shorelines, and numerous offshore rocks of all shapes and sizes. Some of the larger offshore rocks in these cold waters Continue reading “Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Double Point/Stormy Stack Rock Special Closure”

Revised Draft 2018 MLMA Master Plan Submitted to Fish and Game Commission

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Princeton Harbor, Half Moon Bay at sunset
CDFW photo by K. Lesyna

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently reached an important milestone by submitting the revised draft 2018 Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Master Plan to the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) at the February 7-8, 2018 meeting in Sacramento.

Over the past two years, CDFW staff have worked with partners and stakeholders to amend the 2001 Master Plan to consider and include updated Continue reading “Revised Draft 2018 MLMA Master Plan Submitted to Fish and Game Commission”