California Fish and Game Commission

Waterfowl and upland game regulations finalized

The California Fish and Game Commission on Aug. 7 adopted the 2013-14 waterfowl and upland game bird hunting regulations. Possession limits were increased from double to triple th ...

Emergency regulation changes affect abalone fishery, dredging

The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted two changes that will affect two specific groups. The first affects those who pursue one of the most prized shellfish in th ...

Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted

Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...

Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife

For several years, it was the Department of Fish and Game. However, “game” has a connotation of something hunted, and the DFG handles much more than fish and hunted cri ...

Marine Protected Areas are in effect in north coast

I was dead set against the government marking off ocean waters from the Oregon border to Mexico and calling them Marine Protected Areas. As I’ve stated since the discussion ...

Ocean salmon fishing to open May 1 in north coast waters

Horse Mountain to the Oregon border encompasses the mouth of the Klamath River region, Crescent City, Humboldt Bay and Shelter Cove.While the rest of the state’s ocean waters ...

New proposed striper rules hit a snag

The Department of Fish and Game held a hearing last month in Rio Vista. There was so much interest in the proposed new striper rules and regulations that the original meeting place ...

Changes to striper fishing could be coming soon

Striped bass aren’t native to California. How in the dickens they transported fish that distance in tanks is almost unbelievable.But they did it — in the late 1800s.Str ...

Abalone fishery now officially closed in Sonoma County

The dying off of abalone since August throughout the diving areas of Sonoma County has been reported here.It was attributed to a red tide, bacteria-laden water so called because it ...

Abalone fishery closed along Sonoma Coast

It was reported here recently that many abalone divers were discovering dead or dying abalone along the Sonoma County coast. The reports began flooding Department of Fish and Game ...