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For information on Dungeness and rock crab, domoic acid, disaster relief and the Committee's previous crab hearings with related documents and links

Expected Friday rains will boost Marin’s coho

Ninth Circuit Favors Feds in California Water Fight

California now must take the lead on environmental protections for salmon

Non-Californians lose commercial fishing license case

Growth in global fish production slows, aquaculture increases

Abalone divers, state agency at odds over proposed restrictions

In California, Squid Is Big Business. But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

NOAA fishing head: Science, bycatch likely to remain focus under Trump adminstration

To save SF Bay and its dying Delta, state aims to re-plumb California

Will Klamath River Salmon Thrive Again After Dams Are Gone?

Close to Home: Salmon need their fair share of water

Fear for endangered winter-run salmon cools slightly

Chinook salmon spawning season improves

Groundfish plan is crucial to Fort Bragg’s economic future

Dungeness crab commercial season cleared to start next week

As Fresh As It Gets: A Fish Market Run by Local Fishermen

Wrong turn steers Chinook salmon into TID main canal

Pescadero: More steelhead deaths frustrate residents

New virus infected brains of last year’s Eel River salmon run

New $12 million Russian River fish ladder offers glimpse of salmon recovery efforts

Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5 - DFW release 11-2-2016

New Recreational Dungeness Crab Trap Regulations in Place

CDPH Warns Recreational Anglers to Avoid Consuming the Viscera of Dungeness Crab Caught North of Point Reyes - CDPH release 11-2-2016

CDPH Lifts Warning for Rock Crabs, Bivalve Shellfish Caught along Central Coast - CDPH release 10-26-2016

Seafood's new normal - California's coastal ecosystem — and the fisheries that depend on it — are in the grip of a huge disruption

Why It’s Harder Than You’d Think to Serve Local Seafood in California

Hey, Looks Like Americans Are Finally Eating More Fish

Obama charting course on Pacific fish farming

Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in U.S. History

To Protect Native Culture, Bring Back the Salmon

San Diego’s Commercial Fishing Industry Skeptical Of Massive Port Makeover

Pinole Creek fix frees steelheed to reach spawning grounds

More Pacific hatchery salmon could receive protections

Regulators propose leaving more water in California’s rivers

Salmon Still Under Threat Due to Mechanical Issues at Shasta Dam

California Dungeness Crab Fishing - 2016-17 Best Practices Guide to Minimize Whale Entanglement Risk

New grants seek solutions to West Coast whale entanglements

Scientists, fishermen fight to save leatherback sea turtles

Project underway to prevent straying of adult Sacramento River salmon

Matilija Dam one step closer to coming down

CDFW to Host Public Hearing on New Regulations for Unmanaged Forage Fish

New Recreational Dungeness Crab Regulations Aim to Reduce “Ghost Fishing” and More

Napa fish montoring shows mixed results for salmon, trout

Nature: Sonoma County beavers are watershed heroes

Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs

California is cracking down to prevent illegal fishing off the coast

‘Milestone’ moment: Klamath River dam removal plan submitted to feds

California Department of Public Health Domoic Acid Monitoring for the 2016-17 California Spiny Lobster Season

An era of limits: California proposes steering more water to fish, less to farms, cities

Bathrobe biologists can study Sacramento Valley salmon from home

California's native salmon struggling in 5th year of drought

Reclamation to Release Additional Water from Trinity Reservoir to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River; Environmental Documents Released

Feds, tribes react to Trinity water releases

Second Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Met; Catch Now Subject to Size Restriction

Outbreak of ich on Klamath

Deadly gill parasite detected on Klamath River salmon

Spring-run salmon getting new route around waterfall

Feds to take new look at Delta, endangered fish species

Harmful Algae, Spotted Alaska, It is intoxicate Marina Mammals

Salmon River spring-run Chinook survey shows half of average run size

Feds sued over Klamath River salmon parasite outbreaks

After the dams come down: Klamath Basin stakeholders seek to resurrect water sharing agreements

Low flows, low run expected for Klamath River salmon this fall

North Coast kelp beds ‘like a desert’ this year

Black Market Caviar Threatens California's Giant Fish

Humpback, blue whales storm Monterey Bay

Dam removal plan to feds by end of 2016?

Saving Fish By Farming Them

‘Condor Time’ for Central California Coast Coho Salmon

Dam good! Beavers may restore imperiled streams, fish populations

U.S. Commerce Department announces 2016 regional fishery council appointments

Yurok, Karuk tribes threaten feds with lawsuit over Klamath salmon

20,000 salmon fingerlings released into local creeks

Fish update: Threatened spring-run chinook are ready to be counted

How plans to save fish species could cut summer water supply

Spiny lobster and squid lead California's fishing economy, says new report

Understanding predation impacts on Delta native fishes

Salmon, facing trouble in streams, catch a ride to the Pacific

Hoopa tribe to sue feds over Klamath River salmon protection

Monterey squid season basically a bust

Should California's striped bass be vilified as native-fish killers?

Fishermen fly in search of entanglements

CDFW Rescue Efforts Save Listed Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon

Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels in California Begins May 1

Marin group’s bill to phase out gill nets moves forward in Legislature

Increased pulse flows for fish begin on Stanislaus River

Salmon Seasons Set for Ocean and Inland Waters - DFW release

Trinidad crab tests to determine commercial opener

Razor Clam Fishery Closed

Possible Recreational Razor Clam Closure in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties

CDPH Reminds of Warning on Razor Clams from Humboldt and Del Norte Counties

West Coast fisheries are at risk as climate change disturbs the ocean's chemistry

PFMC Announces 2016 Salmon Seasons

Sardine numbers remain low, 2016 fishing remains closed

California salmon season cuts planned to protect struggling fish

Millions Of Chinook Salmon Released Into Northern California Waterways

'Until the sun sets' - The Klamath River's new path towards dam removal

This Will Be the Biggest Dam-Removal Project in History

Wild and harnessed, Eel River a vital, troubled North Coast watershed

Two New Klamath Basin Agreements Carve Out Path for Dam Removal and Provide Key Benefits to Irrigators

Deal set to raze 4 dams on Klamath

Dam removal announcement: 'Implications all over the world'

Dam removal deal signed by top federal, state officials

Small Fish Eaten by Bigger Species Protected on West Coast

"Perfect Storm" Decimates Northern California Kelp Forests

NOAA's Fishery Finance Program receives $100 million - now accepting loan applications

Commercial fishers need water for their 'crops', too

South Bay lawmaker will introduce bill to phase out controversial drift gill nets

Salmon Outlook: Less Fish, Less Fishing

Sacramento River Closure to Go Into Effect April 1 - DFW release

Community Supported Fisheries: A better way to buy fish?

Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 2

Proponents say new Klamath dam pact is legal, beneficial

March storm brightens future of winter-run Chinook salmon

Troubled Waters: California salmon season facing big restrictions

Salmon season faces significant cuts

San Francisco Bay Commercial Herring Season Closes Today

Crescent City Harbor: Rebuilt port can weather similar events

"We're Trying to Save a Run of Fish" - US Fish and Wildlife Try to Improve Genetic Stock of Chinook Salmon

Pulling pots - for a different reason

Bill aims to give crab industry $138 million in disaster relief

Nonprofit created to take hold of Klamath dams targeted for removal

Public meeting on new Klamath agreement set in Sacramento

Lessons for California as a dam falls and a river moves

Dwindling salmon put fishing season in peril

Sacramento and Klamath River salmon ocean abundance forecasts are down in 2016

Forecasters predict tepid salmon season off North Coast

Anglers, Management Agencies Grapple with Poor 2016 Salmon Forecasts

Devastated salmon population likely to result in fishing restrictions

Anglers brace for restrictions in 2016 salmon season

Herring Headache: The Big Obstacles to Eating Small Fish In California

The wild, wild West Coast

Endangered fish released into Sacramento River

Disappearance of California's Wild Salmon Threatens State's Ecosystems

CDFW to Host Public Meetings on Ocean Salmon Fisheries

Nominations Sought For Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee

Parties Agree to New Path to Advance Klamath Agreement

Klamath River Agreement in Principle

Northern California salmon run devastated, again, by drought

Feds: Winter salmon run nearly extinguished in California drought

FDA bans imports of genetically engineered salmon - for now

Funding Now Available for Fisheries Restoration Projects in Central Valley

Halibut Commission Announces 2016 Catch Limits and Seasons

San Francisco Bay Pacific Herring update 1-28-2016

Aquaculture: the next great Monterey County frontier?

Land-based salmon farm on Vancouver Island nears economic viability

Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Closure of Part of Sacramento River

Public at Arcata meeting unified in desire for Klamath dam removal

PacifiCorps Pursues Dam Removal After Collapse of Klamath Legislation

River Activists and Tribes Prepare for Water Board Public Hearings in Orleans, Arcata and Yreka

Marin rain boosts reservoirs and fish population

To Save Its Salmon, California Calls in the Fish Matchmaker

HSU studies to examine how Eel River dams impact salmon

NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture

Marin coho returned to Muir Woods creek after protective hiatus at hatchery

Demise of Klamath River deal may re-kindle old water-use battles

CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Klamath River Sport Fishery

U.S. tuna fishing fleet to be shut out of vast area of Pacific Ocean in fee dispute

Coho salmon benefit from dam removal on San Mateo County coastal creek

Rain-driven salmon run in Marin brings hope, but coho still hurting

Sidetracked salmon rescued, released into Sacramento River

American River Steelhead Numbers Rebound From Last Season

Flowing again, Russian River's creeks open for spawning coho

Salmon runs stronger than expected on many rivers despite drought

California drought regulators back off controversial salmon-rescue plan

State sets minimum lake levels in attempt to save salmon

Conserving Chinook salmon at the southern end of their range: Challenges and opportunities

Salmon thrive in some places like Stanislaus River, struggle in others

How a stunning Klamath Basin water agreement has been doomed by lawmakers

Klamath Basin water accords crumble as Congress fails to act

Whales entangled at an alarming rate along California coast

Ocean acidification poses a threat to world's oceans

Draft 2015 Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas Now Available Online

California mulls new plan to save imperiled salmon

Egg injection may be a tool of the future for saving salmon

Putah Creek as a salmon stream? Believe it

Draft 2015 Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas Now Available Online

Salmon RIP?

Klamath dam removal efforts to continue if historic agreements fail

Marin coastal waters under review as part of state program

Eel River flows still too low in peak salmon spawning period

El Nino Impacts on Northern California Fishing

Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean

El Nino pushes California's calamari landings down

Celebrating World Fisheries Day

Calif. Drought Adds To The Perils Of Endangered Chinook Salmon

CDPH letter to Commercial Fisherman of Santa Barbara - 11-18-2015

Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved for Consumption

If the GMO salmon is as good as its' maker says, why not label it?

Marin congressman calls SF State 'conniving' as talks fail on Tiburon salmon program

CDFW to Host Public Meetings Regarding Groundfish Management for 2017-2018

Speaker Atkins' Pacific to Plate Bill Signed by Governor

Ocean activists fishers and scientists differ on heavy anchovy declines

D.B. Pleschner: Anchovy collapse simply a manufactured "crisis"

Concern over anchovy numbers prompt plan for new stock assessment

Salmon on a Record Run to Nowhere

Possible Delay of Nov. 7, 2015 Recreational Dungeness Crab Season Opener

Crab toxicity levels still unsafe: state to vet fishing season delays

Toxic algae bloom could postpone Northern California crab season opener

Klamath Basin Water Deal Clicks Toward December Deadline

Big Trouble Looms For California Salmon - And For Fishermen

Sturgeon Tag Find Brings NOAA Scientists to California School

Feds: Winter salmon run nearly extinguished in California drought

Drought-driven salmon deaths could have far-reaching impact

Sport-harvested Mussel Quarantine Lifted along Parts of the California Coast

Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 2

CDFW Simplifies Steelhead Report and Restoration Card

Pacific Fisheries Management Council Newsletter

NOAA FishWatch goes mobile - Data Base for Fish and Sustainable Seafood

Endangered fish find unusual ally in rice farmers

Fish Habitat: Open Stream

DCTF Meeting Agenda for Oct. 26-27, 2015

Whale Entanglement - Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group - Final Recommendations 10-8-2015

Whale Entanglement - Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group - Meeting Summary 9-21-2015

Quarantined Shasta County Hatchery to Reopen

NOAA Funding to Predict Ocean Acidification Impacts

U.S. House Approves Jaime Herrera Beutler’s West Coast Crab Management Bill

Toxic road runoff kills adult coho salmon in hours, study finds

Scientists Try Radical Move To Save Bull Trout From A Warming Climate

Dying for abalone: Thrills and perils of diving for the slimy delicacy

Tribe files dam lawsuit amicus - Yuroks join Hoopa Valley effort against Klamath dams

National Seafood Month 2015 - A Message from NMFS

Landowners, Grape Growers, Government and Others Partner to Protect Juvenile Coho

Hey waiter, this fish tastes like plastic!

Klamath River fish health improves after flow increase

Salmon to swim above Shasta Dam for first time in nearly 80 years

More Salmon Headed Our Way thanks to Salmon Stamp Fund, GGSA Legislative Efforts

Aquaculture Awareness Week: 10 Facts About California Aquaculture

Meager salmon catch one of worst seasons for Sonoma County fishermen

California Whale Entanglement Discussion – August 20, 2015 - Summary of Key Themes

Reclamation to Release Additional Water from Trinity Reservoir to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River

More than 155,000 trout die at American River Hatchery

Conservationist Zeke Grader, advocate for fish, dies

Feds scramble to avoid another mass salmon die-off in the Sacramento River

Whale Entanglement Workshop Aug. 20, 2015 - presentations link

From Dock to Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs to Local Fishermen

LA Chef Supplier Captain Ben, Wild Local Seafood Co & Seafood Issues – Part 2

Huge Fish Farm Planned in San Diego Aims to Fix Seafood Imbalance

NMFS Podcast: Fisheries in a Changing Climate

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Bivalve Shellfish Caught in Humboldt or Del Norte Counties

Judge O'Neill's order denying a request for an temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the higher flow releases from Trinity Reservoir

The drought's hidden victim: California's native fish

DCTF Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Agenda posted

Pacific Fishery Management Council to Consider Swordfish Fishery Management and Other Matters Affecting West Coast Fisheries

Oyster farmers worried as climate change lowers ocean pH

Whale Entanglement Discussion Set for August 20

Researchers Borrow Investment Strategy to Save Salmon Stock

NMFS video: Protecting Salmon During the Drought

California Whale Entanglement Discussion

Studies and Reports

FY 2016 Investigational Report: Myxosporean Parasite (Ceratonova shasta and Parvicapsula minibicornis) Prevalence of Infection in Klamath River Basin Juvenile Chinook Salmon, March – August 2016 - (Klamath Fish Health)

Investing in fisheries management improves fish populations

Should you worry about mercury in seafood? What you need to know

Scientists Improve Predictions of How Temperature Affects the Survival of Fish Embryos - Sacramento River salmon study by NOAA

Happy salmon swim better

Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas - Final August 2016

California Fish and Game Commission transmittal letter for final 2016 Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas

Statewide Advisory for Eating Fish from California Coastal Locations without Site-Specific Advice

Framing the Scientific Opportunities on Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries: Scientific Insights, Recommendations and Guidance for California

2015 CalTrans Fish Passage Annual Report to the California State Legislature and transmittal letter

Fisheries of the United States, 2015 - NOAA fishery statistics for the United States

NOAA - Commercial Fishery Statistics - Infographics

When algae turn toxic- Understanding the causes of harmful algal blooms can help us predict future events

Toxins from freshwater algae found in San Francisco Bay shellfish

2016-17 recommendations and next steps to reduce the risk of whale entanglements in
Dungeness crab fishing gear

California Dungeness Crab Fishing - 2016-17 Best Practices Guide to Minimize Whale Entanglement Risk

As Commercial Crab Season Opens, Fishermen Urged to Implement Gear Modifications to Prevent Whale Entanglements

Whale Entanglement Response Training – On the Cutting Edge

SF Bay Freshwater-Starved Estuary

2016 Klamath River Juvenile Chinook Salmon Health Monitoring, Ceratonova shasta and Parvicapsula minibicornis Prevalence Data

Status and trends of dam removal research in the United States

Understanding the economic value of angling on Clear Lake – A profile of a famous Lake

Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River with Trinity Reservoir Water

Watershed Degradation Costs Global Cities $5.4 Billion in Water Treatment Annually

First evidence of ocean acidification's impact on reproductive behavior in wild fish

Beaver in California - Creating a Culture of Stewardship

Upper Eel River Temperature Monitoring Virtual Tour

Falling fish catches could mean malnutrition in the developing world

Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification

A Practitioner's Guide to Instream Flow Transactions in California

Fisheries Economics of the United States, 2014

California Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan - Final April 2016

2015-16 Herring Season Overview

Shellfish response to ocean acidification may vary depending on other stressors

State Releases Summary Report on Refugio Oil Spill

West Coast scientists urge immediate action to combat ocean acidification  

              - report summary

              - full report

What lies behind the dam? In some cases, self-sustaining salmon

A single generation of domestication heritably alters the expression of hundreds of genes

Salmon carcasses influence genetic linkages between forests and streams

Successful Salmon Homing Requires Both Olfactory Imprinting, Geomagnetic Navigation

OSU/NOAA study: Warm-water years are tough on juvenile salmon

The more humanely a fish is killed, the better it tastes

Length and Condition of Wild Chinook Salmon Smolts Influence Age at Maturity

NMFS Fisheries of the United States, 2014

CDFW Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Program 2006-11 (2015)

Baseline Monitoring of Northern California's Marine Protected Areas - A Status Report

Coho salmon spawner mortality in western U.S.. urban watersheds: biofiltration prevents lethal stormwater impacts

Report of the NMFS/PFMC workshop on Pacific Sardine Distribution

NMFS Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan - Press Release and links

Public Draft - NMFS Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan - published Federal Register

DFW Progress Report to the F&G Commission - Recovery Strategy for California Coho Salmon 2004-2012

DFW Final 2014 Commercial Landings and CPFV Reports

Draft NMFS FY 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for Marine Aquaculture

Committee Address