New and Proposed Regulations - 2020

The California Fish and Game Commission is considering the following changes to Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. A business or a person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation has the right to request a copy of the final statement of reasons. Copies of the final statements of reasons will be available on this web page as they are prepared. Requests may also be submitted to the California Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Commission's anticipated rulemaking timetable (PDF)

See also: link opens in new windowDepartment of Fish and Wildlife Rulemakings

Recreational Pacific Halibut

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0508-01P
Amend Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR, Re: Automatic Conformance to Federal Regulations for Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishing for 2020 Season

  • link opens in new windowRegulatory Language (PDF) - May 8, 2020
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: May 8, 2020
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved June 11, 2020
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: May 8, 2020
  • Effective Date of Regulation: April 29, 2020

Recreational Ocean Salmon - April 2021 Season

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0508-02P
Amend Subsection 27.80(c), Title 14, CCR, Re: Automatic Conformance to Federal Regulations for Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing April 2021 Season

  • link opens in new windowRegulatory Language (PDF) - May 8, 2020
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: May 8, 2020
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved June 11, 2020
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: May 8, 2020
  • Effective Date of Regulation: May 6, 2020

Recreational Ocean Salmon - May-October 2020 Season

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0508-03P
Amend Subsection 27.80(d), Title 14, CCR, Re: Automatic Conformance to Federal Regulations for Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing May-November 2020 Season

  • link opens in new windowRegulatory Language (PDF) - May 8, 2020
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: May 8, 2020
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved June 11, 2020
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: May 8, 2020
  • Effective Date of Regulation: May 6, 2020

Commercial Pacific Herring Eggs on Kelp

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2020-0428-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Sections 163 and 164, Title 14, CCR, Re: Commercial Pacific Herring Eggs on Kelp

Special Measures for Sport Fishing to Protect Public Health from the Immediate Threat Posed by COVID-19

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #- N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0415-05E
Add Section 8.02, Title 14, CCR, Special Measures for Sport Fishing to Protect Public Health from the Immediate Threat Posed by COVID-19

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #- N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0310-02FP
Amend Section 670.5, Title 14, CCR, Animals of California Declared to be Endangered or Threatened

  • link opens in new windowApproved Regulatory Language (PDF)
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: March 10, 2020
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: March 19, 2020
  • Effective Date of Regulation: March 19, 2020

Second Re-adoption of Emergency Regulations - Special Order Regarding Take of Chinook Salmon

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #- N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0309-04EE
Re-adopt Subsection 7.50(b)(91.2), Title 14, CCR, Special Order Regarding Take of Chinook Salmon in Anadromous Waters of the Klamath River Basin Downstream of Iron Gate and Lewiston Dams

Emergency Purple Sea Urchin Regulations

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #- N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0309-02E
Amend Section 29.06, Title 14, CCR, Purple Sea Urchin

  • link opens in new windowNotice of Proposed Emergency Action (PDF) - February 25, 2020
  • link opens in new windowStatement of Proposed Emergency Regulatory Action (PDF) - January 30, 2020
  • Documents Supporting Regulatory Change
    • Bernard, F. R. (1977). Fishery and reproductive cycle of the red sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus, in British Columbia. Journal of the Fisheries Board of Canada , 34(5), 604-610
    • Ling, S. D., Kriegisch, N., Woolley, B., & Reeves, S. E. (2019). Density‐dependent feedbacks, hysteresis, and demography of overgrazing sea urchins. Ecology, 100(2), e02577
    • Rogers-Bennett, L., & Catton, C. A. (2019). Marine heat wave and multiple stressors tip bull kelp forest to sea urchin barrens. Scientific reports , 9(1), 1-9
  • link opens in new windowEmergency Regulatory Language (PDF)
  • Adoption Date: February 21, 2020
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: March 9, 2020
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: March 17, 2020
  • Effective Date of Regulation: March 17, 2020 - September 15, 2020

Upper Klamath-Trinity Spring Chinook Salmon Sport Fishing (Certification of Compliance)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2019-1231-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0515-01C
Adopt Subsection 7.50(b)(91.2), Title 14, CCR, Re: Special Order Regarding Take of Chinook Salmon in Anadromous Waters of the Klamath River Basin Downstream of Iron Gate and Lewiston Dams

Wildlife Areas, Public Lands and Ecological Reserves

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2020-0114-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0518-03s
Amend Sections 550, 550.5, 551, 552, 630, and 702, Title 14, CCR, Re: Regulations for Public Use of Department of Fish and Wildlife Lands

Mammal Hunting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2019-1224-05
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0518-01s
Amend Subsections 360(c) and 361(b), and Sections 362, 364, and 364.1, Title 14, CCR, Re: Additional Deer Hunts, Archery Deer Hunting, Nelson Bighorn Sheep, Elk, and SHARE Elk Hunts

Waterfowl (Annual)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2019-1224-07
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0518-02s
Amend Sections 502 and 507, Title 14, CCR, Re: Waterfowl, Migratory; American Coot and Common Moorhen (Common Gallinule)

Central Valley Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2019-1231-03
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0603-02s
Amend Sections 2.35 and 7.00, and Subsections 7.50(b)(5), (68), (124), and (156.5), Title 14, CCR, Re: Central Valley Sport Fishing

Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing (Annual)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2019-1231-04
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2020-0629-01S
Amend Subsections 5.87(f) and 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR, Re: Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing (Annual)