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California Fish and Game Commission Adopts the California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan

At its October 10, 2019 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted the California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan (Herring FMP). The Herring FMP establishes a cohesive strategy to guide the sustainable management of California’s commercial and recreational Pacific herring fisheries, as required by the Marine Life Management Act. Continue reading “California Fish and Game Commission Adopts the California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan”

Final Draft of California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan Submitted to Fish and Game Commission

herring FMP coverThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife reached an important milestone on September 24, 2019 with the submission of the Final Draft California Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan to the California Fish and Game Commission. The Commission will consider adopting the fishery management plan and regulations that implement the plan at their October 9-10, 2019 meeting in Valley Center, California.


post by Thomas Greiner, CDFW Environmental Scientist

Richardson Bay Herring Spawn Report, San Francisco Bay

A new herring spawn was detected in the Richardson Bay anchorage (near Sausalito) on Monday this week. Rafts of birds and a few marine mammals marked the spawn area. Continue reading “Richardson Bay Herring Spawn Report, San Francisco Bay”

Richardson Bay, Point Richmond Herring Spawn Report, San Francisco Bay

Pacific Herring spawning continued in two locations in San Francisco Bay through the weekend. The Richardson Bay anchorage had good spawn coverage on the eelgrass and red algae beds. This spawn extended well into the bird sanctuary. Continue reading “Richardson Bay, Point Richmond Herring Spawn Report, San Francisco Bay”