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Posted by CDFG on July 31, 2008 at 09:07:16:

31 July 2008
Informational Notice
California Department of Fish and Game

Freshwater & Ocean Fishing Supplement Posted Online

The 2008-2009 Freshwater & Ocean Fishing Supplement has been posted to the Department Web site at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/sportfishing_regs2008.asp. The regulations in this supplement supercede regulations listed in the 2008-2009 Freshwater and/or Ocean Sport Fishing regulation booklets. Paper copies of the supplement are currently being printed and should be available at your local DFG office and local license vendors in August.

Ocean fishing regulations listed in this year's supplement include regulations concerning ocean salmon, groundfish in the Northern and North-Central Management Areas, and a reminder concerning the need to purchase a Spiny Lobster Report Card this September before engaging in that fishery. Also included are fish identification illustrations for canary, yelloweye and vermilion rockfishes, and tips for helping rockfish survive barotrauma (bloating injuries) when they are brought up from depth and then released.

Please note that the supplement does not contain a complete set of basic fishing regulations. Continue to refer to your copy of the 2008-2009 Freshwater and/or Ocean Sport Fishing regulation booklet for regulations not mentioned in the supplement.

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