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Two men fish from a pier along the Sacramento River in Rio Vista. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Trout From American River Hatcheries Evacuated Due To Drought

Rainbow trout and steelhead are being evacuated from two hatcheries on the American River amid concern the state’s drought will cause the water to become warm enough to kill the fish.

06/17/2014

Trailer carrying more than a ton of shark fins seized from the warehouse of Kwong Yip Inc. in San Francisco. Officials said 2,138 pounds of illegal shark fins were taken from the warehouse, which belongs to business owner Michael Kwong.  (Department of Fish and Wildlife)

2,100 Pounds Of Illegal Shark Fins Seized In San Francisco Bust

More than 2,000 pounds of illegal shark fins were seized from a San Francisco business owner involved in challenging a shark fin ban late last month, prompting the group to drop its suit, officials said Friday.

02/14/2014

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Law Protecting Mountain Lions Celebrated In Half Moon Bay

Wildlife advocates, a state senator and the mayor of Half Moon Bay gathered Sunday to celebrate a new law that protects mountain lions and cubs that pose no imminent threat.

12/01/2013

Wild pigs dig for water and grubs in Almaden Valley. (CBS)

San Jose City Council Approves Shooting Of Wild Pigs

The animals have been causing thousands of dollars of damage over the last few weeks in Almaden Valley.

11/06/2013

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Game Wardens Raid Suspected Abalone Poachers In Bay Area, Sacramento

Thirteen people are under arrest on suspicion of being part of an abalone poaching network after fish and game wardens served search warrants on 14 locations.

08/29/2013

Ospreys prepare to mate at their nest. (Matt Edmonds/Wikimedia Commons)

Phil Matier: Port Of SF Workers Destroy Rare Birds’ Nest At America’s Cup Site

Federal fish and wildlife authorities are trying to figure out whether Port of San Francisco workers violated federal law when they destroyed a birds’ nest on a crane near Pier 80, where Oracle’s America’s Cup yacht-racing team has set up shop.

04/03/2013

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Calif. Officials Seek New Mountain Lion Policy After Cubs Killed

Less than two months after state game wardens fatally shot two mountain lion cubs in Half Moon Bay, environmentalists, politicians and the public are pushing for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop new standards for handling cougars that come into contact with humans.

01/24/2013

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