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California Fish and Game Commission Meets in Fortuna

At its August 2018 meeting in Fortuna, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of issues affecting California’s natural resources.The following are just a few items of interest from the meeting. Commission President Eric Sklar, Commissioner Jacque Hostler-Carmesin and Commissioner Peter Silva were present. Commission Vice President Anthony Williams and Commissioner Russell Burns were absent. In response to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) findings of declining density […]

Climate Program Office FY 2019 Announcement

Funding Opportunity Title: Climate Program Office FY 2019 Federal Agency Name(s): Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce, Climate Program Office Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2019-2005530 CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM);  Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) and Communication, Education and Engagement (CEE). Through this Announcement, CPO’s is seeking […]

Red Abalone Peer Review Webinar on August 20

California Ocean Science Trust has convened a peer review panel to evaluate the scientific merits of two proposed management strategies that have been developed to support the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in designing a recreational red abalone fishery management plan. The reviewers are in the middle stages of evaluation, with a final peer review report anticipated in late September 2018. To help promote open lines of communication and engage in information sharing at […]

NOAA Announces Latest Partnership to Restore Habitats Damaged by Oil and Hazardous Waste

Marsh grass with recreational anglers fishing

Multi-year partnership with Ducks Unlimited has an initial funding amount of $1.8 million to help restore habitats in Texas damaged from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.   NOAA and Ducks Unlimited are teaming up to restore habitat damaged from oil spills and hazardous waste releases. An initial cooperative agreement between the two organizations includes $1.8 million for restoration activities in the Gulf of Mexico, in coordination with the State of Texas. This new chapter in […]

Advocates Hope Seafood Marketing Campaign Will Net More Business for Local Fishing Industry

Fishing boat at pier

In aftermath of oil pipeline leak, Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce plans collective branding drive for locally caught seafood. It took something terrible to turn Santa Barbara business advocates onto the idea of doing some good for the local commercial fishing industry. That awful thing — the May 2015 oil pipeline leak near Refugio State Beach — scared customers of all sorts away from seafood caught locally, crippling some fishing operations long after officials said […]

Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 31, 2015 Red rock crab / Dungeness crab   On Dec. 31, 2015, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified by the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that, in consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a determination has been made that Dungeness crab and rock crab caught on the […]

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