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.

2015 Events

May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December

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California Fish and Game Commission   Pacific Fishery Management Council

May 2015

May 1
Recreational ocean salmon season opens from the Oregon-California State line to Horse Mountain

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Recreational Pacific halibut season opens
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First day of commercial coonstripe shrimp trapping season
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May 15
First day of recreational boat-based groundfish season, Oregon-California border to Point Arena

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May 16
Recreational Pacific halibut season closes

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

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June 2015

June 1
First day of recreational and commercial grunion season

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Recreational Pacific halibut season opens
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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)
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First day of commercial white seabass season
Additional Information: White Seabass | Commercial White Seabass
Recreational Pacific halibut season closes
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June 30
Last day of recreational and commercial Dungeness crab season south of Mendocino County

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Recreational red abalone season closes (closed for the month of July)
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July 2015

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

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

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July 16
Recreational Pacific halibut season closes

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

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August 2015

August 1
First day of commercial surfperch season
(shiner perch open year-round)
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First day of recreational surfperch season in San Francisco and San Pablo bays (shiner perch open year-round)
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First day of commercial spot prawn trapping season north of Pt. Arguello
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Recreational red abalone season opens (after July closure)
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Recreational Pacific halibut season opens
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August 16
Recreational Pacific halibut season closes

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September 2015

September 1
First day of recreational Pismo clam season in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties

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Recreational Pacific halibut season opens (until quota is reached)
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October 2015

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

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October 3
First day of recreational and commercial spiny lobster season

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October 31
Last day of recreational boat-based groundfish season, Oregon-California Border to Point Arena

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Last day of commercial spot prawn trapping season south of Pt. Arguello
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Last day of commercial pink shrimp season (trawling in federal waters only)
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Last day of commercial coonstripe shrimp trapping season
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Last day of recreational Pacific halibut season (may close earlier if quota is reached)
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November 2015

November 7
First day of recreational Dungeness crab season
(statewide)
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November 15
First day (scheduled) of commercial Dungeness crab season south of Mendocino County

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November 30
Last day of recreational red abalone season

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December 2015

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

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

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