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DFG recreational fishing regualtion changes for July


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Posted by DFG on July 08, 2005 at 20:25:39:

The recreational fisheries for rockfish, cabezon, greenlings and other federal groundfish will be open to boat-based anglers from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2005, in the North-Central and Monterey South-Central Management Areas. The recreational fisheries for these species are open year-round to divers and shore-based anglers.

The recreational fishery for lingcod will be open to boat-based anglers from July 1 through Nov. 30, 2005 in both of these management areas. The fishery is open from April through Nov. 30, 2005 to divers and shore-based anglers.

These species may only be taken or possessed in waters less than 120 feet (20 fathoms) deep in both of these management areas.

The daily bag and possession limit for rockfish is 10 fish within the RCG complex (includes all species of Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenlings) in combination of all species per person, with a sub-limit on bocaccio. Yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish and cowcod may not be retained. The daily bag and possession limit for cabezon is one fish within the 10 fish RCG complex aggregate limit, with a minimum size limit of 15 inches total length.

The daily bag and possession limit for greenlings is one fish within the 10 fish RCG complex aggregate limit, with a minimum size limit of 12 inches total length. The daily bag and possession limit for lingcod is two fish, with a minimum size limit of 24 inches total length.

The recreational fishery for red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) north of the mouth of San Francisco Bay is closed from July 1 through July 31, and will reopen Aug. 1.

The recreational fishery for Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) will be closed from the Mendocino-Sonoma county line to the California-Mexico border from July 1 through Nov. 4 , and will reopen on Nov. 5, 2005.

Californians turn in poachers. Call (888) DFG-CALTIP (334-2258) to report illegal poaching and polluting, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Remain anonymous, collect a reward.

Get the latest recreational groundfish fishing regulations information by telephone. Call (831) 649-2801 from your touch-tone telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For complete regulations, check the 2005 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations booklet at www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/sportfishing_regs2005.html.

Want a quick way to check fishing regulations in your area, online? Go to the California Sport Fishing Regulations Map at www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/fishing_map.html Simply click on the map where you want to fish, and get a printable set of up-to-date regulations for that area.



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