Shiner perch may be found statewide in calmer ocean waters. They prefer bays around eelgrass beds, and the pilings of wharfs and piers. Continue reading “Creature Feature: Shiner Perch”
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites tribes and native communities, stakeholders, and other interested members of the public to learn about the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Master Plan amendment process. We hope you will join us for a conversation about the upcoming process:
“Marine Life Management Act 101” Orientation
Brown Bag Conference Call for Interested Stakeholders
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 12:00pm-1:00pm PT
Conference Number: (218) 339-7804 | Conference ID: 7927150
I will remember 2015 as a year characterized by unusual ocean conditions, uncommon events and some very rare circumstances. What started off as a relatively “normal” year quickly changed in mid-April with the closing of the West Coast sardine fishery. Just over a month later the Refugio oil spill occurred, resulting in widespread ecological damage and a six week fishing closure along the Gaviota coast in the Santa Barbara Channel.
As abnormally warm ocean waters blanketed the coast throughout summer and fall, semi-tropical and tropical species were observed off our shores. The warm water brought not only red crabs and sea snakes to Southern California beaches, but some great fishing. Continue reading “From the Marine Region Manager: 2015 Year in Review”