Department of Fish and Game
A Petaluma abalone poacher last week was sentenced to 90 days’ work release and fined $15,000 for selling the mollusks to a restaurant owner.
A mountain lion was spotted lying on the front lawn of a home in Woodside on Tuesday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Two mountain lion sightings were reported near Woodside within 12 hours of each other on Friday night and Saturday morning.
The carcass of a sheep that appeared to have been killed by a mountain lion was found at a home in Morgan Hill on Wednesday, police said.
For the first time in four years California’s recreational Chinook salmon fishermen are gearing up for what is expected to be a normal-length season.
This could be California’s first full salmon fishing season in five years, after new projections from the State Department of Fish and Game show a tripling of the salmon population.
State wildlife officials say a threatened species of salmon has completed its fall run to a Mendocino County dam in record numbers.