California Department of Fish and Wildlife

2003 News Releases

  1. The Number One Source of Water Pollution May be a Surprise
    Number one Source of Water Pollution - While it may not get the same kind of news coverage as a big oil tanker spill, the number one source of water pollution in California is run-off. Whether it's called road run-off, urban run-off, agricultural run-off, or manufacturing run-off, it all flows from streets and highways, yards and driveways, parks and golf courses, gardens, farms, factories - just about anywhere you find human activity - into California waters.
  2. Dept. of Fish and Game cites automotive recycler for environmental crimes
    environmental crimes - A year and a half-long investigation by California’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) – the pollution division of the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) – has led to the filing of a criminal complaint against a Harbor City auto dismantler with 18 violations of California laws enacted to protect the environment, wildlife and public health.
  3. Roundtable on cruise ship pollution in San Diego, January 21
    Roundtable on cruise ship pollution in San Diego - The public is invited to a roundtable discussion focused on preventing pollution from cruise ships. The Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force is sponsoring this forum, which will take place from 8:30am to noon, January 21, 2004, at the Hilton Hotel at Harbor Island, in San Diego, California.
  4. SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES TO PAY $800,000
    TO STATE IN PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF ARCATA POLLUTION INCIDENT - EUREKA – The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board), Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office have reached an $800,000 settlement with Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc. (SPI), in an enforcement case involving water and soil pollution caused by SPI’s Arcata Division Sawmill located adjacent to the Mad River Slough and near Manila.