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    Our mission is to protect & preserve freshwater recreational fishing in the State of California for anglers like you.

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A Legal Victory for Anglers and Fish Farmers


In a major court case, California’s 3rd District Appellate Court ruled that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) illegally imposed “underground” regulations on California fish farmers and fishing lakes! In a unanimous decision, the Court’s justices ruled that the Department’s new fish stocking regulations requiring lakes to undergo onerous and costly environmental studies …

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CARF / PLF victory for recreational fishing


This morning, the California Court of Appeal issued its long-awaited decision in California Association for Recreational Fishing v. Department of Fish & Wildlife. PLF represented California’s recreational fishing interests in a challenge to regulations adopted by the Department in an Environmental Impact Report it certified in 2010. The issue is that the Department is not permitted to adopt regulations …

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Appeals Court rules against Fish and Wildlife in stocking case


Courtesy of FishRap News: SACRAMENTO — The California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF) received a favorable decision by a state appeals court Feb. 9, as a three-judge panel reversed a lower judge’s ruling and deemed a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) fish stocking policy was potentially burdensome. The ruling was issued almost three …

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