Tag Archives: California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)

Crab season halted to save whales & turtles

Crab season halted to save whales & turtles

 Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The commercial Dungeness crab season will close three months early, on April 15, a measure that’s part of a lawsuit settlement on reducing whale and sea turtle impacts.  Filed in federal court on March 26, the settlement resolves a lawsuit that sought to hold the state liable for

State responds to ‘horrific’ entanglements

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The state is launching an unprecedented effort to address whale entanglements with commercial fishing gear that were described as “horrific” during a legislative hearing. Chuck Bonham, the director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), announced the plan at a Nov. 28 statehouse hearing chaired by

Crabbers to get federal relief

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has proposed a spending plan for federal Dungeness Crab disaster relief funding after taking input from fishermen, processors and charter boat operators. The state’s 2015 to 2016 commercial Dungeness and rock crab seasons were declared as fisheries disasters after being

Tougher cannabis cultivation regs demanded

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors prepares to approve a new commercial cannabis production ordinance, the Friends of the Eel River watershed protection group, the Yurok tribe and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have called for holding off on further permitting. The extent of county permitting

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