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  • Nutria: More Than 400 Invasive Rodents Captured to Date

    Nutria: More Than 400 Invasive Rodents Captured to Date

    The eradication efforts have prioritized the one known nutria population in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in order to limit their spread and impact on California’s most important water resource

  • Red snapper season opening

    Red snapper season opening

    The private recreational angler red snapper season opens Saturday, June 1, 2019 for a projected 97-days in federal waters.

  • A Spawning and Stocking Program for Striped Bass

    A Spawning and Stocking Program for Striped Bass

    The goal, of course, is better fishing for you, the intrepid angler.

  • Plan Safeguards Wild Steelehead

    Plan Safeguards Wild Steelehead

    NOAA Fisheries has determined that Idaho’s Fishery Management and Evaluation Plan for their recreational steelhead fishery provides necessary protections for salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA.

  • Arizona’s largest hands-on outdoor expo is less than 2 weeks away. And it’s FREE!

    Arizona’s largest hands-on outdoor expo is less than 2 weeks away. And it’s FREE!

    The event offers loads of activities, presentations and exhibits for everyone from novices to seasoned outdoor recreationists.

  • New stock assessments of summer flounder and striped bass are ready

    New stock assessments of summer flounder and striped bass are ready

    The assessment results indicate that summer flounder are not overfished and overfishing is not occurring.

  • 10-mile-long lake formed in Death Valley after heavy rains

    10-mile-long lake formed in Death Valley after heavy rains

    Death Valley Flooded with a 10-Mile Lake

  • The Twin Tunnels Are Out?

    The Twin Tunnels Are Out?

    Last month, he decided to scale back his predecessor’s decades-long effort, the Twin Tunnels, to deliver water from Northern to Southern California.

  • Catfish Public Hearings Scheduled

    Catfish Public Hearings Scheduled

    A new catfish rule establishes regulations for taking catfish by hand or with a bow and arrow or crossbow. Legislation passed in 2017 allowed catfish to be taken with these methods for the first time, but this rule will set seasons, gear restrictions, length limits and bag limits to maintain sustainable harvest levels with these new methods.

  • Nominations sought for Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame

    Nominations sought for Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame

    The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting nominations for this year’s inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame.

  • California's Ocean Salmon Fishery to Open

    California's Ocean Salmon Fishery to Open

    California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday,

  • Restoring more than 1,400 miles of fish habitat, reducing flooding and improving recreation for communities

    Restoring more than 1,400 miles of fish habitat, reducing flooding and improving recreation for communities

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is working with partners across the Northeast to remove aging dams, install fish-friendly culverts and bridges and eliminate other obstructions to restore rivers and river systems to their natural condition.

  • ‘Spring Aboard’ with boating safety course

    ‘Spring Aboard’ with boating safety course

    Arizona’s boating season is on the horizon and in preparation, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and boating safety advocates nationwide are urging boaters to #KeepYourEdge by enrolling in a boating education course during the Spring Aboard campaign.

  • Confirmation of Zebra Mussel Larvae

    Confirmation of Zebra Mussel Larvae

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussel larvae in Red Lake in Beltrami County after studying samples gathered last summer by biologists from the Red Lake Nation.

  • President Trump Admin Shortcuts Science To Give Ca Farmers More Water

    President Trump Admin Shortcuts Science To Give Ca Farmers More Water

    President Trump is following through on his promise by speeding up a key decision about the state's water supply. Critics say that acceleration threatens the integrity of the science behind the decision, and cuts the public out of the process.

  • Unraveling Mysteries of Pacific Salmon Survival

    Unraveling Mysteries of Pacific Salmon Survival

    An international team of biologists is setting out into some of the roughest waters in the North Pacific Ocean in the middle of winter to try to solve the fundamental mystery of Pacific salmon: What determines whether they live or die?

  • Delta Aquatic Invasive Plants Control Begins

    Delta Aquatic Invasive Plants Control Begins

    The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is set to begin this year’s efforts to control aquatic invasive plants in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region and Suisun Marsh. Pending weather conditions, DBW will begin herbicide treatment next week for water hyacinth, South American spongeplant, Uruguay water primrose, alligatorweed, Brazilian waterweed, curlyleaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, coontail and fanwort as part of an integrated plant control program.

  • CDFW seeks input on new statewide changes for trout fishing regs

    CDFW seeks input on new statewide changes for trout fishing regs

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host a series of statewide meetings to inform the public and seek input on the proposed new statewide changes for trout fishing regulations.

  • Black Market Marijuana Operation Seizure by CDFW

    Black Market Marijuana Operation Seizure by CDFW

    Wildlife Officers Seize Firearms and More at Black Market Marijuana Operation in Hayfork Last month, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), assisted by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department, served a search warrant at a private parcel in the Hayfork area of Trinity County.

  • CDFW to Sell Licenses and Warden Stamps, Meet with Public at Long Beach Fred Hall Show

    CDFW to Sell Licenses and Warden Stamps, Meet with Public at Long Beach Fred Hall Show

    Long Beach-area residents can purchase their 2019 licenses, validations and report cards, as well as 2019 Warden Stamps directly from California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff at the 73rd annual Long Beach Fred Hall Show scheduled this week at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Warden stamps sales help fund CDFW’s K-9 program and support purchases of enforcement equipment.