New and Proposed Regulations - 2021

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: Department of Fish and Wildlife Rulemakings(opens in new tab)

Commercial Harvest of Kelp

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2021-1221-07
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0419-01S, 2022-0804-01SR, and 2022-1014-04SR
Amend Sections 165 and 165.5, and Appendix A, and add Section 705.1, Title 14, CCR, Re: Commercial Harvesting of Kelp and Other Aquatic Plants

Emergency Regulation - Low Flow Fishing Restrictions

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0107-01E
Amend Subsection 7.40(b)(40)(A) and Section 8.00, Title 14, CCR, Re: Low Flow Fishing Restrictions Due to Drought Conditions

Emergency Regulation - Recreational Groundfish

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-1227-01E
Amend Section 28.55, Title 14, CCR, Re: 2022 Sub-bag limits for vermilion rockfish, quillback rockfish, and copper rockfish

Emergency Regulation - Clam, Sand Crab and Shrimp (Emergency Extension)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-1207-08EE
Amend Sections 29.20 and 29.80, Title 14, CCR, Re: 2021 Recreational Clam, Sand Crab and Shrimp Gear Emergency Rule

Big Game Preference Points and Tag Refunds

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2021-1102-06
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0318-04S
Amend Section 708.14, Title 14, CCR, Re: Big Game Preference Points Reinstatement and Tag Refunds Due to Public Land Closures

California Grunion

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2021-1101-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0329-01S
Amend Subsection 27.60(b) and Section 28.00, Title 14, CCR, Re: California Grunion Limit and Season Changes

Emergency Take of Western Joshua Tree (749.12) (Emergency Extension)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-1027-03EE
Amend Section 749.12, Title 14, CCR, Re: Take of Western Joshua Tree

Emergency Take of Western Joshua Tree (749.11) (Emergency Extension)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-1027-02EE
Amend Section 749.11, Title 14, CCR, Re: Take of Western Joshua Tree

Clara Hunt's milkvetch

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-1020-02FP
Amend Section 670.2, Title 14, CCR, Re: Add Clara Hunt's milkvetch to the list of endangered species; remove Clara Hunt's milkvetch from the list of threatened species
  • Approved Regulatory Language (PDF)(opens in new tab) - Effective December 6, 2021
  • Date filed with the Office of Administrative Law: October 20, 2021
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: December 6, 2021
  • Effective Date of Regulation: December 6, 2021

Experimental Fishing Permit Program - Phase II

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2021-0914-04
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0118-02S
Add Section 91 and Amend Sections 90, 120.1, 180 and 704; and Amend Section 149 and Repeal Section 149.3, Title 14, CCR, Re: Implementation of Experimental Fishing Permit Program (Phase II) and Repeal of Nonoperational Experimental Market Squid Vessel Permits

Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing (Spring)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-0830-05N and 2021-1028-01N
Amend Subsection 7.40(b)(50) and repeal subsection 7.40(b)(51), Title 14, CCR, Re: Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing (Spring)

Recreational Ocean Salmon

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-0520-01P
Amend Sections 27.80 and 28.65, Title 14, CCR, Re: Automatic Conformance to Federal Regulations for Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing for May 2021-April 2022 Season
  • Regulatory Language (PDF)(opens in new tab) - Effective May 16, 2021
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: May 20, 2021
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: July 1, 2021
  • Effective Date of Regulation: May 16, 2021

Recreational Pacific Halibut

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-0430-03P
Amend Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR, Re: Automatic Conformance to Federal Regulations for Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishing for 2021 Season
  • Regulatory Language (PDF)(opens in new tab) - Effective April 20, 2021
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: April 30, 2021
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: June 14, 2021
  • Effective Date of Regulation: April 20, 2021

Emergency Regulation - Clam, Sand Crab and Shrimp

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-0226-02E
Amend Sections 29.20 and 29.80, Title 14, CCR, Re: 2021 Recreational Clam, Sand Crab and Shrimp Gear Emergency Rule

Central Valley Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2021-0125-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-0603-02S
Amend Subsections (b)(4), (b)(43), (b)(66), and (b)(80) of Section 7.40, Title 14, CCR, Re: Central Valley Sport Fishing

Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2021-0125-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-0618-01S
Amend Subsection (b)(50) of Section 7.40, Title 14, CCR, Re: Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing

Waterfowl

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2021-0105-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2021-0521-02S
Amend Section 502, Title 14, CCR, Re: Waterfowl, Migratory; American Coot and Common Moorhen (Common Gallinule)