California Department of Fish and Wildlife


The CalTIP Program

CalTIP (Californians Turn In Poachers and Polluters) is a confidential secret witness program to encourage the public to provide the California Department of Fish and Wildlife factual information leading to the arrest of poachers and polluters. The caller is eligible for a cash reward if his/her information leads to a citation or an arrest. The toll free telephone number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may remain anonymous.

To report unlawful activity, call CalTIP at (888) DFG-CALTIP ((888) 334-2258) or Contact the CalTIP program via e-mail.

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary/NOAA
Report Lost Fishing Gear

Lost fishing gear - both commercial and recreational - sits on the seafloor, gets caught on rocks, and floats in the water column. Lost gear can remain in the marine environment for years, harming habitats and continuing to catch fish and invertebrates.

Please report sightings of lost recreational and commercial fishing gear. Anonymous reports are accepted.

1-888-491-GEAR or

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