Fish & Game Commission votes to close abalone season next year

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How are those highly touted “Yosemites of the Sea” on the North Coast, created under California’s privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, working out? Not very well, if you look at the recent vote by state regulators to close … Continued

Breaking: Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

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Breaking information from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: “An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 fall-run Chinook salmon were killed early yesterday morning at the Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility due to a pump failure from a faulty … Continued

Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history

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  Water from Lake Oroville flowed over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam for the first time in the reservoir’s 48-year history after the water level exceeded 901 feet in elevation shortly after 8 a.m. today. The water slowly began … Continued

Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Sacramento River Fishing Closure Alternatives

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CDFW Press Release November 3 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding a public meeting to solicit comments on proposed fishing closure alternatives for 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River above the Highway 44 Bridge in Redding … Continued

Salmon Spawning Season Begins on Feather River

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The fish ladder at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened on September 19, heralding the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. As the hatchery spawns spring-run Chinooks, anglers are experiencing … Continued

Ocean and Inland Water Salmon Season Regulations Adopted

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  The California Fish and Game Commission adopted recreational ocean and inland salmon season regulations as presented by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on April 18, according to a CDFW news release issued on April 26. The adoption … Continued

Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 2

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California’s recreational salmon season will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border, according to a March 21 news release from the California Department of Fish … Continued

Sacramento and Klamath River salmon ocean abundance forecasts are down in 2016

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Hundreds of people, including commercial fishermen, charter boat skippers and recreational anglers, packed a large room at the Sonoma County Water Agency offices in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, March 2, to hear the discouraging news from state and federal scientists … Continued

California’s Biggest Environmental Disaster? Delta Smelt and other fish species plummet to record low levels

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Fish species ranging from endangered Delta Smelt to Striped Bass continued to plummet to record low population levels in 2015 in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, according to the annual fall survey report released on December 18 by the California … Continued