California outdoors infected histiocytoma q and a ask cdfw about hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation

Question: I’ve been following the effort to eradicate invasive nutria from infected histiocytoma california. Why not let the state’s hunters and trappers help by offering a bounty on infected histiocytoma nutria? Louisiana pays $5 for every nutria tail hunters and trappers turn in. Surely, california could use the help and a bounty program might infected histiocytoma be more cost-effective than paying full-time salaried biologists and professional trappers to do all the infected histiocytoma work. (simon)

Answer: it’s a fair question, and one we are asked frequently. There are several issues preventing the state from offering a infected histiocytoma bounty on nutria. First and foremost, it’s illegal. California fish and game code, section 2019 clearly states: “it is unlawful for any person, including state, federal, county and city officials or their agents, to authorize, offer or pay a bounty for any bird or mammal.” it would take state legislation to change the code and infected histiocytoma provide an exception for nutria.

California is in a very different situation than louisiana, which has millions of nutria and no hope of eradicating infected histiocytoma them. Louisiana’s bounty program is a tool to help control the infected histiocytoma population and reduce the area of coastal and wetland acreage infected histiocytoma lost to nutria damage each year. For the last 12 years, louisiana’s bounty program has seen average harvests of more than infected histiocytoma 330,000 nutria per year – just to control the population. Furthermore, a bounty program in california might incentivize someone to breed infected histiocytoma nutria for the bounty, perhaps release captive animals or relocate them to other parts infected histiocytoma of the state.

Eradication is a very different goal than control. CDFW biologists need to account for every single animal to infected histiocytoma determine the extent of the infestation, status of breeding populations, and to ultimately succeed in permanently removing nutria from the infected histiocytoma state. That is why it’s so critical to the state’s eradication efforts that any suspected nutria – alive or dead – be reported promptly to CDFW at (866) 440-9530 or invasives@wildlife.Ca.Gov. Accompanying photos or videos are especially helpful.

Even without a bounty program, nutria can be taken legally by licensed hunters and trappers infected histiocytoma as a rodent and nongame mammal (CCR title 14, section 472). Again, hunters need to be careful not to mistake other wildlife infected histiocytoma for nutria. These other species may be protected or may have hunting infected histiocytoma seasons and bag limits governing their take. Nutria identification resources are available at CDFW’s nutria webpage. Property owners, their employees and representatives can take nutria at any time infected histiocytoma and by any legal means to protect their property without infected histiocytoma a hunting or trapping license (FGC, section 4152).

Answer: while some species have fishing regulations that pertain only to infected histiocytoma them (for example, rockfish and salmon), some species do not. Marine fish species for which there are no specific regulations, such as longjaw mudsuckers, are covered under the california code of regulations title 14, section 27.60 (see page 33 of the current ocean sport fishing regulations infected histiocytoma booklet). The daily bag limit for species covered by subsection 27.60(a) is 10 fish of any one species, with a total daily bag limit of 20 fish. This means you can take up to 10 longjaw mudsuckers infected histiocytoma and 10 other fish as well, per day, for a total of 20 fish.