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1) AB 1387 (Wood): Support a 365-Day Fishing License. Click Here to Sign the Petition!

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2) AB 3030 (Kalra): Oppose Fishing Ban off California Coastline. Click Here to Sign Petition!

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The California Sportfishing League is a coalition of freshwater and saltwater anglers, and small business leaders devoted to protecting sportfishing in California. Tour our website for the latest recreational fishing news and our Government Watchdog page so that you are alerted to the latest threats to recreational fishing in California.

California Sportfishing League

A statewide coalition of California anglers and small business leaders devoted to protecting recreational fishing. Twitter @CASportfishing
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League Ceases Operations

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been very real for all Californians. Like many businesses that have closed their doors, this pandemic proved too costly for the California Sportfishing League (CSL) to continue operations. This was a difficult decision, especially for an organization that took great pride in relentlessly pursuing its mission.

Before signing off, CSL's board of directors wants to extend a special thanks to everyone who followed CSL on Facebook and consistently responded to our Call to Action whenever we needed you to contact your state representatives. Together, we showed that anglers have a voice in the political process.

Thank you again and please read our parting column in Western Outdoor News. We believe that there continues to be a need for an organization like CSL, but it is now someone else's turn to carry the torch.
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
"Just when the trout bite was heating up and the massive summer crowds were thinning out, the U.S. Forest Service has shut down all activity from Lone Pine to Walker because of extreme fire danger.

Most campgrounds, resorts, landings, creeks, recreation areas, wilderness areas, trails and trailheads were closed to all visitors," reports Western Outdoor News.
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
"Staff with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a warning on Aug. 20: there are “several unauthorized online websites” selling fishing and hunting licenses. Those unauthorized vendors are, according to CDFW staff, “improperly” charging anglers and hunters extra fees for license purchases," reports The Log Newspaper
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
"AB 3030 could cause fisheries to shut down, the coalition of angling and boating interests have argued. They also state California already has ocean conservations measures in place: the system of Marine Protected Areas. Allowing AB 3030 to pass and become law, the coalition of angling and boating interests are arguing, would make (what they believe is) an onerous system even more challenging for recreational boaters and fishers," reports The Log Newspaper
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
CALL TO ACTION: Participate in AB 3030 Hearing Call

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water will consider Assembly Bill 3030 (authored by Asm. Kalra) that proposes to restrict access to 30 percent of California's waters and lands by 2030. The bill also directs the state to consider new marine protected areas (MPAs) in which recreational fishing may be banned.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12th, 9am-Noon
CALL #: 1-844-291-6364, Access Code: 5718846

INSTRUCTIONS: The Senate only allows you to state your name, affiliation (angler or organization) and your position on AB 3030 - "OPPOSE!" No more, No less.

Please SHARE this post with fellow anglers. AB 3030 is moving fast with little public attention and could land on the Governor’s desk within weeks.
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
"What started as an international environmental plan to restrict the use of 30 percent of all land and water is now being driven to the extreme here in California with an ocean focus on additional marine protected areas (MPAs) with AB 3030," writes Western Outdoor News.