|HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA FISH & GAME
|1852 - California State
Legislature approves a Game Law for 12 counties setting a closed season for
Quail and Partridge, Mallard and Wood Duck, Elk, Deer, and
1854 - The above law of 1852 is
extended to all California Counties.
First laws for the protection of Trout are enacted.
- State Board of Fish Commissioners established.
One year earlier a similar board is set up at
- Fish ladders required at
- Closed season for taking trout with nets, traps
- Stupefying drugs, explosives or other
deleterious substances outlawed.
- Fines for violations
fixed at $500.
1878 - Board of Fish
Commissioners given authority over Game as well as Fish.
1883 - Bureau of Patrol and Law Enforcement
1885 - First compilation of Fish
and Game Laws established.
1887 - Regular
licensing of Commercial Fishermen begun.
Legislature authorized appointment of County Wardens at $50 per
1898 - Collection and sale of wild bird
1901 - Wide range of Fish &
Game Laws passed, including fine amounts.
First Hunting License Law passed.
- This law brought in more money than was collected
in all previous years put together.
California Dept. of Fish & Game established. Three Commissioners
put in charge of three geographical districts centered in San Francisco, Los
Angeles and Sacramento.
1947 - Wildlife
Conservation Board created.
1953 - Dept. of
Fish & Game reorganized with five regional offices,
Redding, Sacramento, Fresno, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
|DEPARTMENT OF FISH & GAME REGIONS
|Region 1 - Northern Region | (530)
601 Locust Street - Redding, CA 96001
Counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino,
Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties
Region 2 - North Central Region | (916) 358-2900
Nimbus Drive - Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Region 3 - Bay Delta Region - | (707) 944-5500
Silverado Trail - Napa, CA 94558
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa
Cruz, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties
Region 4 - Central Region | (559)
1234 E. Shaw Avenue - Fresno, CA 93710
Counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa,
Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne
Region 5 - South Coast Region |
330 Golden Shore, Suite 50 - Long Beach, CA
Counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San
Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties
Region 6 - Inland Deserts Region | (909) 484-0167
Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C-220 - Ontario, CA 91764
Counties:Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San
Region 7 - Marine Region
| (831) 649-2870
entire California coastline from border to border and three nautical miles out
|DEPARTMENT OF FISH & GAME HEADQUARTERS
1416 Ninth Street - Sacramento, CA 95814