New and Proposed Regulations - 2022

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)

Recreational Groundfish (Emergency Extension)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID # 2022-0623-01EE
Amend Section 28.55, Title 14, CCR, Re: Recreational Sub-Bag Limits for Vermilion, Quillback and Copper Rockfish

Recreational Ocean Salmon

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0524-02P
Amend Section 27.80, Title 14, CCR, Re: Automatic Conformance to Federal Regulations for Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing for 2022-23 Season

  • Regulatory Language (PDF)(opens in new tab) - Effective May 16, 2022
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: May 24, 2022
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: June 22, 2022
  • Effective Date of Regulation: May 16, 2022

Sport Fishing Updates

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2022-0519-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Sections 2.00, 2.25, 5.00, 5.15, 5.20, 5.41, 5.75, 5.79, 5.85, 5.87, 5.88, 7.00, 7.40, 7.50, 8.00, and 29.85 , Title 14, CCR, Re: Sport Fishing Regulation Updates

Northern California Summer Steelhead

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0427-02FP
Amend Section 670.5, Title 14, CCR, Re: Add northern California summer steelhead to the list of endangered species

  • Approved Regulatory Language (PDF)(opens in new tab) - Effective May 3, 2022
  • Date filed with the Office of Administrative Law: April 27, 2022
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: May 3, 2022
  • Effective Date of Regulation: May 3, 2022

Game Fish Contests

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2022-0419-05 and Z2022-0510-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Section 230, Title 14, CCR, Re: Issuance of Permits for Contests Offering Prizes for the Taking of Game Fish

Emergency Regulation: Southern California Steelhead (749.13)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0506-01E
Add Section 749.13, Title 14, CCR, Incidental Take of Southern California Steelhead

State Marine Recreational Management Areas

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2022-0419-07 and Z2022-0510-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Subsections (b)(9), (b)(37), (b)(41), (b)(42), and (b)(91) of Section 632, Title 14, CCR, Re: Allowed and Prohibited Uses for State Marine Recreational Management Areas 

Recreational Pacific Halibut

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0411-04P
Amend Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR, Re: Automatic Conformance to Federal Regulations for Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishing for 2022 Season

  • Regulatory Language (PDF)(opens in new tab) - Effective March 31, 2022
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: April 11, 2022
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: April 29, 2022
  • Effective Date of Regulation: March 31, 2022

Pink Shrimp

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2022-0315-16 and Z2022-0510-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Add Sections 56.00 and 56.01, and Amend Sections 120, 120.1 and 705, Title 14, CCR, Re: California Pink (Ocean) Shrimp, Pandalus jordaniFishery Management Plan Implementing Regulations and Form DFW 1419

Central Valley Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2022-0315-14
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0602-01S
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 #Z2022-0315-13
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0617-01S
Amend Subsection (b)(50) of Section 7.40, Title 14, CCR, Re: Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing

Recreational Clam, Sand Crab, and Shrimp Gear (Second Emergency Extension)

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID # 2022-0308-04EE
Amend Sections 29.20 and 29.80, Title 14, CCR, Re: Recreational Clam, Sand Crab and Shrimp Gear

Waterfowl

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2022-0118-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0519-02S
Amend Section 502, Title 14, CCR, Re: Waterfowl, Migratory; American Coot and Common Moorhen (Common Gallinule)

Upper Klamath-Trinity River Spring Chinook Salmon

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0112-02FP
Amend Section 670.5, Title 14, CCR, Re: Add upper Klamath-Trinity river spring Chinook salmon to the list of threatened species

Recreational Clam, Sand Crab and Shrimp Gear

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2022-0111-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2022-0527-03C
Amend Sections 29.05, 29.20 and 29.80, Title 14, CCR, Re: Recreational Clam, Sand Crab and Shrimp Gear Specifications

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

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID # 2022-0121-03EE
Amend Section 749.12, Title 14, CCR, Re: Take of Western Joshua Tree

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

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # - N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID # 2022-0121-02EE
Amend Section 749.11, Title 14, CCR, Re: Take of Western Joshua Tree