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Trinity Management Council
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, DECEMBER 10, 2017

Trinity River

On Wednesday, Dec. 6 the Trinity Management Council decision was NO Decision. The TMC is made up of 4 Federal Agencies, 2 Tribal Representatives and 1 County Government (TAMWG Chairperson) for seven (7) votes. Because the Secretary of Interior is a Federal Government Agency the 4 Federal Government Agencies abstained from voting for a letter to the Secretary of Interior in support...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission set regulations for recreational and commercial groundfish seasons at their meeting in Salem. The state’s regulations are based on federal quotas. After hearing public testimony, the Commission adopted a five fish bag limit (reduced from seven this year), in hopes of providing a year-round fishery in 2018. (The 2017 bag limit design was higher at seven...
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ODFW Adopts a 5 Fish Bag Llimit for 2018
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, DECEMBER 9, 2017

Chetco River

The groundfish and lingcod fishery has been completely closed in the entire state of Oregon for almost 4 months, and anglers are jonesing for a rockfish fix. So get out your calendars and sharpies because it's time to start counting backward. In precisely 23 days, Oregon salty dogs will be able to fish for rockfish, cabezon and lingcod when the new...
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The California Fish and Game Commission voted to close the 2018 northern California recreational abalone fishery due to ongoing environmental conditions that have significantly impacted the abalone resource. The closure affects next year’s recreational abalone season, which was scheduled to open on April 1, 2018. The Commission’s 4-0 decision (Commissioner Jacque Hostler-Carmesin was absent) upholds the policies of the Abalone Recovery and Management...
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The opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least Dec. 31 along the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crabs are still too low in meat yield in some areas of the coast.  The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon is targeted to open Dec. 1, but can be delayed to ensure a high-quality product to consumers...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 39 projects to receive funding from its Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Restoration Grant Programs. The awards, totaling $39.7 million, were made under CDFW’s 2017 Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs Solicitation (the third of 10 planned annual grant cycles). This includes approximately...
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