November 28, 2018

Protecting California’s Whales from Entanglement and Maintaining the Sustainability of the Dungeness Crab Fishery

Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

November 28, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Aquarium of the Bay - Farallon Room

PIER 39, The Embarcadero & Beach Street

San Francisco, CA 94133

Press Releases and Articles:

2018-11-27 McGuire hosts Fisheries Hearing in San Francisco Focused on California’s Whale Protection Efforts and State of the State on 2018-19 Crab Season

2018-11-21 McGuire Hosts Hearing on CA's Crab Season & Whale Protection Efforts Next Week!

California seeks plan to protect whales and Dungeness crab fishery

CDFW Letter - Notice of Intent to Pursue Section 10 ITP

Disaster relief dollars for crab fishery

Crab fishermen and environmentalists square off over whale entanglements

McGuire tackles crabbing, whale entanglement issues at committee hearing - CDFW director announces first of its kind conservation plan for state

The news is not all good when it comes to this year’s Dungeness crab season

Pacific crabbers file lawsuit against fossil fuel industry

McGuire to hold hearing on crab season, whale entanglements next week

McGuire to report on North Coast crab

Fisheries hearing in San Francisco next week focused on whale protection efforts and state of the state on latest crab season

McGuire to Host Hearing on Whale Protection Efforts and State of Latest Crab Season


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Recent Reports Submitted to the Legislature:

California Ocean Science Trust Report to the Legislature for 2014-2016 (August 6, 2018)

CDFW Marine Region - 2017 Year in Review

2017 West Coast (Whale) Entanglement Summary - NOAA

Progress on Achieving the Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision Goals - CDFW Report to the Legislature (October 2017)

2017-12-20 Dungeness Crab Task Force Legislative Report

2017 State Regulations to Protect Forage Fish per Fish and Game Code Section 7652

2016 California Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Program: 2007-2014 - Report to the Legislature

2016 Caltrans Fish Passage Report to the Legislature (October 2017)

Fish Passage Status and the State Highway System (July 2017)

2017 CDFW Aquaculture Report to the Legislature

Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas - Final August 2016

CDFW Marine Region - 2016 Year in Review

2016 California Legislative Fisheries Forum - CDFW Annual Marine Fisheries Report (2015)

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