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CDFW Euthanizes 3.2 Million Trout to Halt Bacteria Outbreak | Local Reaction

Just when you think the world could not get much weirder, it does. Fish Springs and Black Rock fish hatcheries in Inyo County have been hit with an outbreak of lactococcus garvieae. Initially quarantined in late June, the decision has been made to euthanize the fish. Hot Creek Hatchery has been inspected and cleared; its […]

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Bacterial Outbreak Forces Euthanization of Fish at 3 SoCal Hatcheries

July 20, 2020 Three California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish hatchery facilities in the eastern Sierra and Southern California have been battling a bacterial outbreak that has affected 3.2 million fish. This week, after consultation with fish pathology experts and exhausting all avenues of treatment, CDFW announced that the fish, which are all […]

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Bacterial Outbreak at CDFW Hatcheries Temporarily Halts Fish Stocking in Southern California

June 30, 2020 CDFG News hatcheries Several California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish hatchery facilities in the eastern Sierra and Southern California are battling a bacterial outbreak that has the potential to cause significant losses to both hatchery and wild fish populations. The outbreak of Lactococcus garvieae, which is similar to streptococcus, has sickened […]

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Inyo County Officially Open for Fishing by CDFW on May 28

As requested by county officials, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham is lifting the delay of the trout opener in Inyo County. Beginning May 28, trout season will be open in the county. The trout season was originally scheduled to open in Inyo County on April 25, 2020. In April, […]

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UPDATE: Inyo Board of Supes Ask CDFW to Open Fishing Season A.S.A.P.

[UPDATE 5/26/2020 to Original Post on May 22, 2020: Inyo County Supervisors’ Poised to Ask State to Open Fishing Season…”) At this morning’s Inyo County Board Meeting, in a 4-1 vote, the board approved a letter to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on a motion by Second District Supervisor, Jeff Griffiths, seconded by […]

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Crowley Lake Currently Open for Shore Fishing & Closed to Motorized Water Craft

(Friday, May 22, 2020) Crowley Lake is currently open for shore fishing, but CLOSED to motorized watercraft. The North Landing, South Landing, and Layton Springs also remain closed until further notice. To protect local waterways from invasive species and to ensure the protection of the health and safety of employees conducting inspections, LADWP plans to open for […]

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Mono County asks CDFW to “reopen the trout fishing season…on Friday, May 22…”

UPDATE 12:45pm  : FISHING WILL OPEN IN MONO COUNTY ON SATURDAY 5-23. Deb Murphy filed this report: Mono County Supervisors voted, 3-2, to request its fishing season start today, May 22. The motion took two tries and four plus hours of discussion. Mono is not alone. In early April, Mono, Inyo and Alpine counties requested […]

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Calif. Dept. Fish and Wildlife Temporarily Allowing Online Hunter Education Classes

CDFW Press Release: May 20, 2020  In response to the delay of in-person California hunter education classes due to COVID-19, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is temporarily allowing new hunters to complete their education requirements entirely online. Prior to COVID-19, California offered a traditional in-person course or a hybrid online/in-person class with […]

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