California Department of Fish and Wildlife

2006 News Releases

  1. Source of oil that killed seabirds identified;
    State will remove oil from historic cement ship at Seacliff State Beach - Fuel oil that’s killed more than 50 seabirds since 2004, will be removed from the SS Palo Alto, Seacliff State Beach, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5. Expected completion of the oil removal operation on the historic 1919 World War I tanker is mid-October.
  2. Humboldt coast oil spill case settled
    “Miracle Mile” of Marbled Murrelet habitat protected - Important restoration benefits for seabird species harmed by a 1999 oil spill near Humboldt Bay are provided in a settlement announced today.
  3. Public Workshop for Platform Irene Oil Spill Restoration Plan
    And Environmental Assessment will be Held on April 19 - Federal, state, and local agencies will hold a public meeting on April 19 in Lompoc to discuss the Platform Irene oil spill draft restoration plan. The plan describes projects designed to restore natural resources that were damaged by the 1997 Torch/Platform Irene oil spill, offshore from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County. The meeting is at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers at 100 Civic Center Plaza, Lompoc.
  4. Old oil removed from SS Palo Alto
    Historic cement ship at Seacliff State Beach now safe for wildlife - The SS Palo Alto oil removal project at Seacliff State Beach in Aptos has been completed, ahead of schedule and within budget. The Unified Command — the California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR), Department of Parks and Recreation, U.S. Coast Guard, and contractor Titan Maritime — were pleased with the cooperative spirit in which the team operated
  5. North Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve clean-up operations complete
    North Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve clean-up operations complete - The clean-up project at the north end of Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve will be completed late today. To ensure protection of both public and ecosystem health, the area has been closed since February 3. It will be re-opened to the public on Saturday, February 11, 2006.
  6. COAST GUARD AND CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME PREPARING TO REMOVE FUEL FROM GROUNDED FISHING VESSEL
    REMOVE FUEL FROM GROUNDED FISHING VESSEL - FORT BRAGG, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) are currently conducting pollution response operations as a result of the fishing vessel MISS KELLEY’s grounding. Following the Coast Guard’s rescue of two fishermen when the vessel struck rocks near the entrance to Noyo River yesterday, the focus quickly shifted to pollution response
  7. POLLUTION RESPONSE EFFORTS END FOR GROUNDED FISHING VESSEL
    POLLUTION RESPONSE EFFORTS END FOR GROUNDED FISHING VESSEL - FORT BRAGG, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) are ceasing the pollution response operations onboard the fishing vessel MISS KELLEY
  8. Richmond company agrees to pay more than $243,000 to resolve oil spill complaints
    Richmond company agrees to pay more than $243,000 - SAN FRANCISCO – IMTT-Richmond-CA has agreed to pay $157,500 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and $85,507 to the California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) related to oil spills into the Santa Fe Channel, which flows into San Francisco Bay
  9. More Signs of Return for California Brown Pelicans
    More Signs of Return for California Brown Pelicans - Prince Island, located near San Miguel Island at the north end of the pelican’s main historical breeding range in southern California, is one of three current breeding locations in California; pelicans nested there sporadically at least until 1939. Natural colony re-establishment at Prince Island and other historic breeding sites could reflect the continuing return of this endangered seabird
  10. Pacific Oil Spill Task Force to meet in San Diego, July 20
    Pacific Oil Spill Task Force to meet in San Diego, July 20 - The Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force will hold its 2006 Annual Meeting in San Diego on July 20th. Formed in 1989, the Oil Spill Task Force provides a forum for regional collaboration on oil spill prevention and response policies that provides protection for 56,660 miles of coastline from the Beaufort Sea to the Baja Peninsula, and the Hawaiian Islands.
  11. Cleanup of oil sheen continues in the Port of Stockton
    Cleanup of oil sheen continues in the Port of Stockton - STOCKTON, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish & Game (DFG), Office of Spill Prevention and Response continue to oversee the cleanup of diesel and motor oil released from a partially submerged crane barge. Yesterday, the Coast Guard conducted an overflight which revealed a mile-long sheen in the Stockton Deep Water Channel. Pollution Investigators then traced the sheen to the sunken Barge Holland in nearby Mormon Slough.
  12. Tank truck accident spills diesel into Vallejo creek
    Tank truck accident spills diesel into Vallejo creek - The U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) are responding to a fuel spill from an overturned tank truck, in Vallejo, CA.
  13. Fuel Released from Sunken Fishing Vessel at Pillar Point Harbor
    Fuel Released from Sunken Fishing Vessel at Pillar Point Harbor - PILLAR POINT, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response are responding to a small diesel fuel spill in Pillar Point Harbor.
  14. Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve oil sump clean-up
    North Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve closed during clean-up operations - Thriftway Company is working with the U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) to implement plans to remove oil-contaminated sump material (oily sand) and pipelines, at the north end of the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve in northern Santa Barbara County