California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Report Wildlife Mortality

CDFW is collecting and tracking fish and wildlife mortality and disease information so we can improve our ability to respond to these events. An important part of solving disease and mortality problems is the need for information. With your assistance, your report could:

  • help us better understand these phenomena,
  • may lead to more effective prevention and control,
  • help us detect emerging diseases affecting fish and wildlife,
  • help us monitor the health of the States fish and wildlife.

Your report is a valuable contribution to the information we are trying to collect and a source for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging health threats.

Please help us monitor the fish and wildlife populations in California. If you notice dead fish and wildlife, please do not touch or handle them; simply let us know by filling out the Mortality Reporting Form (PDF).

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