PLF Appeals Decision Upholding Department of Fish and Game’s Illegal Fish Stocking Regulations


From the PLF Blog: Today, PLF filed an appeal on behalf of the California Association of Recreational Fishing, challenging regulations imposed illegally by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  These regulations threaten the ability of private hatcheries and private fishing lakes and ponds to remain in business.  They also deprive the people of the …

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Lawsuit Update


Last September, a Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the California Department of Fish and Game, allowing the State to implement overly excessive and costly fish stocking regulations. The economic analysis shows that the new regulations will impact over 4,000 California lakes and reservoirs, and over 20,000 ponds – including golf courses and …

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Many Changes in Store for California Fishermen


Get ready, get set. And well, it’s not quite go yet. Landmark changes in fishing regulations for San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta – revamped to protect endangered green sturgeon – are ready to launch New Year’s Day, pending the final paperwork by the State Office of Administrative Law. The wait could delay the …

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Ruling on Stocking Permits Disappoints Fish Farmers


California fish farmers say they are disappointed with a recent court ruling that would allow the state to proceed with new fish stocking regulations that they fear could cause economic harm to their businesses and their clients. A Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled last month in favor of the California Department of Fish and Game, …

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CARF Legal and Legislative Updates

Dear Fishing Enthusiasts, The California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF) would like to thank you again for your support of recreational fishing in California. Lawsuit Update We have had a busy few months here at CARF! Our lawsuit against the Department of Fish and Game, questioning their legal ability to implement “underground” regulations, was heard …

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PLF Blog: The Recreational Fishermen Go to Court

“Tomorrow, I will be in court representing the California Association for Recreational Fishing in their lawsuit against the California Department of Fish & Game.  The suit challenges onerous regulations that the Department is imposing on private fish stocking throughout the state.  For example, one of the challenged regulations forces those who try to stock fish …

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Killer Regulations on Fishing Lakes are Voted Down

“Everyone who loves fishing in California had reason to cheer recently when the state Fish and Game Commission voted down proposed regulations that could have sunk fishing lakes, private hatcheries, and fish farms throughout the state. The vote came after PLF Principal Attorney Damien M. Schiff, among other witnesses, testified about the legal and economic …

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