California Department of Fish and Game

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

State Officials Educate SF Chinatown Merchants About Shark Fin Ban

As the months tick down to a complete statewide ban on the possession, sale or trade of shark fins, state officials have been reaching out to local merchants to clarify confusion about the ban.


Trout prepared for release (CBS)

Fish & Game ‘Super Stocking’ Bay Area Lakes With Trout For Anglers

More than 30,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout were released in 16 of the Bay Area’s regional lakes Tuesday as part of the California Department of Fish and Game’s plan to “super stock” the lakes for anglers.


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Calif. Department Of Fish And Game Renamed, Sporting Groups Leery

After six decades as the Department of Fish and Game, the agency in charge of California’s wild animals has a new name—one that has many hunting and fishing organizations leery.


A video posted on YouTube shows a group of fishermen catching a green sturgeon, a protected species, in the Delta. (CBS)

Video Shows Fishermen Harming Protected Sturgeon On Delta

A group of fishermen could be in trouble after a video posted on YouTube shows a protected green sturgeon being yanked from the dark waters of the Delta.


Sea Otter

HealthWatch: Scientists Investigate Mysterious Decline Of California Sea Otters

A group of scientists are keeping a close eye at the health of sea otters off the California coast. They may be cute and furry, but California sea otters are facing a mystery threat.


Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. (CBS)

Department Of Fish And Game To Decide Fate Of Pacifica Golf Course

A judge in a San Francisco federal court has ruled that the California Department of Fish and Game should decide Sharp Park Golf Course’s future because of violations against frogs and snakes.


Canary Rockfish. (NOAA)

Rules May Not Be Saving Threatened Fish Off California Coast

Some rockfish species have been overfished and are illegal to catch. But fishermen say the rules aimed at saving the fish are killing them instead.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

A dead leopard shark found near the Redwood City Lagoon. (CBS)

Internal Bleeding Found In Dead Peninsula Sharks

A necropsy by California Fish and Game officials found that dozens of leopard sharks found dead in Redwood City were likely suffering from massive internal bleeding.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

(Photo: AP Images)

Cleanup Begins After Santa Cruz Tsunami Surge; Damage Estimated At $17M

The damage from Friday’s Tsunami surge in Santa Cruz’ waters are estimated at more than $17 million.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/12/2011

A mountain lion. (

Reports Of Peninsula Mountain Lion Sightings Double In 2010

The number of mountain lion sightings reported in San Mateo County has more than doubled this year compared to 2009, a county sheriff’s spokesman said.

CBS San Francisco–12/08/2010