California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Calendar of Events

The Marine Region Calendar of Events contains information about events of interest to the public. Each listing includes a link to additional information.

2015 Events

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Additional Meeting and Event Resources

California Fish and Game Commission   Pacific Fishery Management Council

January 2015

January 1
First day to report your sturgeon fishing report card harvest data online

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January 8-11
International Sportsmen's Exposition, Sacramento

Join CDFW and more than 800 fishing, hunting, and travel companies for this iconic northern California sports show. 2015 sport hunting and fishing licenses will be available for purchase, and CDFW biologists and wardens will be there to answer your questions.
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January 25
Sausalito Herring Festival

Come and enjoy great food and music in celebration of this tiny but important silvery fish! CDFW will have a table set up and a biologist on hand to answer questions about Pacific herring and the herring fisheries.
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January 31
Last day to report abalone report card harvest data online
(after the regulatory deadline, late reporting by mail only)
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Last day to report your sturgeon fishing report card harvest data online (after the regulatory deadline, late reporting available online through April 30)
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February 2015

February 1
First day of commercial spot prawn trapping season south of Pt. Arguello

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February 2-6
Pacific Fishery Management Council Groundfish Management Team Work Session

Seattle, WA
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February 4
CDFW Pacific Halibut Public Meeting

Eureka
CDFW staff will provide information on Pacific halibut management and include a discussion on the 2015 allocation limit and season structure for California
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February 4-6
Pacific Fishery Management Council Highly Migratory Species Management Team Meeting

La Jolla, CA
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March 2015

March 4-8
Fred Hall Outdoor Recreation Show, Long Beach

Join CDFW and hundreds of fishing, hunting, and travel companies for this iconic southern California outdoor recreation show. 2015 sport hunting and fishing licenses will be available for purchase, and CDFW biologists and wardens will be there to answer your questions.
Additional Information

March 14
Last day of commercial California halibut trawl season
(within the California halibut trawl grounds)
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Last day of commercial white seabass season
Additional Information: White Seabass | Commercial White Seabass

March 15
Recreational white seabass daily bag limit reduced to one fish south of Pt. Conception
(through June 15)
Additional Information: White Seabass | Save Your White Seabass Heads

March 18
Last day of recreational and commercial spiny lobster season

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Last day of recreational and commercial Kellet's whelk season
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March 20
First day to report spiny lobster report card harvest data online

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March 26-29
Fred Hall Outdoor Recreation Show, Del Mar

Join CDFW and hundreds of fishing, hunting, and travel companies for this iconic southern California outdoor recreation show. 2015 sport hunting and fishing licenses will be available for purchase, and CDFW biologists and wardens will be there to answer your questions.
Additional Information

March 31
Last day of recreational and commercial grunion season

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Last day of recreational surfperch season in San Francisco and San Pablo bays (shiner perch open year-round)
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April 2015

April 1
First day of commercial pink shrimp season
(trawling in federal waters only)
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First day of recreational red abalone season
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April 19
Day at the Docks, Point Loma

CDFW biologists and wardens will be available to answer your questions at this outdoors event kicking off of the 2015 San Diego-area sport fishing season.
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April 30
Last day of recreational Pismo clam season in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties

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Last day of commercial surfperch season (shiner perch excepted)
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Last day to report spiny lobster report card harvest data online (after the regulatory deadline, late reporting by mail only)
Additional Information

May 2015

May 1
First day of commercial coonstripe shrimp trapping season

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First day of recreational Pacific halibut season
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May 31
Last day of commercial ridgeback prawn trawling season in Southern California

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June 2015

June 1
First day of recreational and commercial grunion season

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June 16
Recreational white seabass daily bag limit increased to three fish south of Pt. Conception
(through March, 2016)
Additional Information: White Seabass | Save Your White Seabass Heads
First day of commercial California halibut trawl season (within the California halibut trawl grounds)
Additional Information
First day of commercial white seabass season
Additional Information: White Seabass | Commercial White Seabass

June 30
Last day of recreational and commercial Dungeness crab season south of Mendocino County

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Last day of recreational red abalone season (closed for the month of July)
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July 2015

July 1
First day of recreational and commercial Kellet's whelk season

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July 15
Last day of commercial Dungeness crab season in Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties

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July 30
Last day of recreational Dungeness crab season in Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties

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August 2015

August 1
First day of commercial surfperch season
(shiner perch open year-round)
Additional Information
First day of recreational surfperch season in San Francisco and San Pablo bays (shiner perch open year-round)
Additional Information
First day of commercial spot prawn trapping season north of Pt. Arguello
Additional Information
First day of recreational red abalone season (after July closure)
Additional Information

September 2015

September 1
First day of recreational Pismo clam season in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties

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October 2015

October 1
First day of commercial ridgeback prawn trawling season in Southern California

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October 3
First day of recreational and commercial spiny lobster season

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October 31
Last day of commercial spot prawn trapping season south of Pt. Arguello

Additional Information
Last day of commercial pink shrimp season (trawling in federal waters only)
Additional Information
Last day of commercial coonstripe shrimp trapping season
Additional Information

November 2015

November 7
First day of recreational Dungeness crab season
(statewide)
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November 15
First day (scheduled) of commercial Dungeness crab season south of Mendocino County

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November 30
Last day of recreational red abalone season

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December 2015

December 1
First day (scheduled) of commercial Dungeness crab season from Mendocino County northward

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