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Call to action! Advocate for a white sturgeon fishery

WHITE STURGEON  is Agenda item #15 at the next Fish & Game Commission & Wildlife Resources Committee meeting in Sacramento on Feb. 14-15.
All meetings are open to the public: 
Natural Resources Headquarters Building
Second Floor, 715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

All STURGEON ANGLERS can ZOOM in to all the Fish & Game Commission meetings regarding Sturgeon. Please visit the FGC website and search for 2024 Meetings [] and then bookmark this page. You can also watch FGC meetings at:

Download the Agenda, Meeting Documents, How to Join the Meeting link at/on: [].

CLICK ON LINKS TO Download all these PDF Files below:
Agenda (PDF)(opens in new tab)
Meeting Documents (PDF)(opens in new tab) Click on the blue links on document to go to websites.
Sturgeon Document (PDF)
How to Join the Meeting (PDF)

Get your VOICE heard! Send the commissioners an email if you want some sort of sturgeon fishery:

Potential Options: 1) Lottery tags; 2) Catch & Release; 3) No Change; 4) NCGASA guides’ suggestions

NCGASA Director James Stone discusses the Sturgeon fishery on NCGASA’s  YouTube channel at Please subscribe!

If you have any questions about the Sturgeon fishery or need additional information, please contact Jay Rowan, CDFW Fisheries Branch, at

White Sturgeon Regulations timeline where important decisions will be made:

Wildlife Resources Committee Powerpoint Presentation by DR. JOHN KELLY California Department of Fish and Wildlife to download at

Petitions, Notices and Documents
White Sturgeon

Background: On November 29, 2023, the Commission received a petition from San Francisco Baykeeper, the Bay Institute, Restore the Delta, and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance to list white sturgeon as threatened under CESA. On December 6, 2023, Commission staff transmitted the petition to the Department for review.

California Fish and Game Code Section 2073.5 requires that the Department evaluate the petition and submit a written evaluation with a recommendation to the Commission within 90 days of receiving the petition; under this section, the Department may request an extension of up to 30 days to complete the evaluation.

The Department has requested a 30-day extension (Exhibit 1); if approved, the due date for the Department’s evaluation would change to April 5, 2024.

Office of Administrative Law’s Notice ID Pending Petition to list White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) as Threatened

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