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California Fish and Game Commission Decides to List Tricolored Blackbird on an Emergency Basis

Today, in response to a petition to list (pdf) filed by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2014, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) extended protection to the tricolored blackbird (agelaius...more

California Fish And Game Commission Delays Listing Decision For Gray Wolf

The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act...more

Thoughts of Tsukiji, the California Constitution and the Corporations Code

Lately, I’ve been reading Theodore C. Bestor’s, Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World. Thus, it is no surprise that my thoughts of late have been on piscatorial matters....more

Great White Shark Protected Under California Endangered Species Act

On March 1, 2013, the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) received protection under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The protections prohibit anyone from hunting, pursuing, or otherwise harming the...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - January 10, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - Supreme Court rejects Ninth Circuit ruling on County of L.A. storm water discharges; Federal judge halts major Lake Tahoe ski resort expansion; Lawsuit seeks to stop Rose...more

Petition Filed Seeking State Protection For California Townsend Big-Eared Bat

On October 18, 2012, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition requesting that the California Fish and Game Commission list the Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) as endangered or threatened...more

Governor Signs Legislation Amending Fish And Game Code In Response To Input From Strategic Vision Process

On September 25, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2402 and Senate Bill 1148, which make a number of changes to the Fish and Game Code, into law. AB 2402 was sponsored by Assemblyman Jared Huffman and SB 1148...more

Governor Brown Signs Law Barring Use Of Dogs To Hunt Bears And Bobcats

Governor Brown signed a bill into law that generally makes it unlawful to permit or allow a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time. The bill, introduced as SB 1221 by State Senator Ted Lieu, is intended to curb the use of...more

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