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.

2014 Events

November   December

2015 Events

January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December

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California Fish and Game Commission   Pacific Fishery Management Council

November 2014

November 1
First day of recreational Dungeness crab season

Additional Information

November 5
California Fish and Game Commission Marine Resources Committee Meeting

10:00 a.m.
West Ed Building, Ed Meyers Classroom
4655 Lampson Avenue, Suite A, Los Alamitos
Additional Information

November 7
PFMC Coastal Pelagic Species Management Webinar

Open to the public
Additional Information

November 9
Last day of recreational salmon season, Horse Mountain to Pigeon Point

Additional Information

November 14
Last day of commercial and recreational California scorpionfish fishing for 2014

Additional Information about the in-season fishery closure

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

Additional Information

November 17
Presentation: Spartina and California Clapper Rails

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, 95814
Additional Information

November 30
Last day of recreational red abalone season

Additional Information

December 2014

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

Additional Information

December 31
Last day of recreational boat-based groundfish season, 40°10' line to CA-Mexico border

Additional Information

January 2015

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.
Additional Information

February 2015

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

Additional Information

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)

Additional Information
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 (through June 15) south of Pt. Conception

Additional Information: White Seabass | Save Your White Seabass Heads

March 18
Last day of recreational and commercial spiny lobster season

Additional Information
Last day of recreational and commercial Kellet's whelk season
Additional Information

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

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

April 2015

April 1
First day of commercial pink shrimp season (trawling in federal waters only)

Additional Information
First day of recreational boat-based groundfish season, Pigeon Point to Point Conception
Additional Information
First day of recreational red abalone season
Additional Information

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.
Additional Information

April 30
Last day of recreational Pismo clam season in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties

Additional Information
Last day of commercial surfperch season (shiner perch excepted)
Additional Information

May 2015

May 1
First day of commercial coonstripe shrimp trapping season

Additional Information
First day of recreational Pacific halibut season
Additional Information

May 15
First day of boat-based groundfish season, California-Oregon border to Point Arena

Additional Information

May 31
Last day of commercial ridgeback prawn trawling season in Southern California

Additional Information

June 2015

June 1
First day of recreational and commercial grunion season

Additional Information

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

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

July 2015

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

Additional Information

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

Additional Information

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

Additional Information

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

Additional Information

September 29
First day of recreational spiny lobster season

Additional Information

October 2015

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

Additional Information

October 3
First day of recreational and commercial spiny lobster season

Additional Information

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
Last day of recreational boat-based groundfish season, California-Oregon border to Point Arena
Additional Information

November 2015

November 3
First day of recreational Dungeness crab season (statewide)

Additional Information

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

Additional Information

November 30
Last day of recreational red abalone season

Additional Information

December 2015

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

Additional Information

December 31
Last day of recreational boat-based groundfish season, Point Arena to California-Mexico border

Additional Information