Tag: CDFW

California Department of Fish and Wildlife reacts quickly to stop spread of virus in fish hatcheries

Awhile ago I posted about the release of Chinook Salmon into the wild. I received some email asking about the annual release of rainbow trout, and noticed that there wasn’t anything coming from the ten fish hatcheries that usually participate in this.

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Free Fishing on the Fourth of July!

Every year the California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers up a couple of days where you can fish in California without a license. The first of these days for 2020 falls on July 4, 2020 – Independence Day!

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20 Million Young Chinook Salmon Released Into the Wild!

Just in time for fishing season, hatcheries operated by the Central Valley California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have completed the final release of Chinook salmon. These smolts are raised in state-run hatcheries and released yearly into the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, the Delta and San Pablo bay. In two years or so, …

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Rainbow Trout Stocked at Crystal Lake

Growing up at the southern tip of Orange County, in Southern California, there really wasn’t much in the way of ‘things to do’ when school wasn’t in session beyond surfing, spending time at the beach and … spending more time at the beach, surfing.  So pretty much every summer my parents would drop me off …

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Nicole Kozicki Recognized Nationally as Wildlife Officer of the Year

Pogue-Elms Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is proud to announce that Wildlife Officer Nicole Kozicki has been selected as the Pogue-Elms Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The award, which was formally presented to her at the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies …

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