California Fish & Game

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California Department of Fish & Game

California Department of Fish & Game [California Board of Commissioners of Fisheries; California State Fish Commission] was created in 1870 by an act of the state legislature, entitled: “An act to provide for the restoration and preservation of fish in the waters of the state.” Three commissioners were appointed to serve without pay during 4-year terms. Their duties were:

  • to establish hatcheries to stock and supply streams, lakes and bays with both foreign and domestic fish;
  • to purchase and import span and ova;
  • to employ fish culturists and other needed help; to construct fish ladders; and to distribute spawn and ova to fish breeders.

Although the new law contained provisions for the conservation of fish, during the first few years of its existence, the California Fish Commission concentrated on introducing about thirty new varieties of fish into the waters of the state. In 1914 Volume 1 of their publication commenced.

Today the State of California is divided into seven management regions. The South Coast Region includes the counties in which the eight Channel Islands fall: Santa Barbara [San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara islands]; Ventura [Anacapa and San Nicolas islands]; Los Angeles [Santa Catalina Island] and San Diego [San Clemente Island].



April 15, 1899 [SBMP]: “Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara… In the matter of appointing a Fish and Game Warden for the County of Santa Barbara… supervisors voted ayes… on motion it is ordered that Charles A. Loud be and he is hereby appointed Fish and Game warden for the remainder of the term which commenced on January 1, 1899, at a salary of $50 per month, and $25 per month as expenses upon filing a good and sufficient bond in the sum of $1000…”


May 24, 1917 [SBMP]: “Southern California is said to have that speedy seagoing fisheries patrol boat after all, and as soon as she can be built… The Fish and Game Commission has determined finally to anticipate its income and establish the boat as soon as plans drawn last year could be brought down to date and approved…”



MAGAZINE
  • 1921. 26th Biennial Report, 1918. 1920. Fish and Game Commission, State of California. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1921. Perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1929. California Fish and Game 15(2), April
Paul Bonnot Some Cruises of the Albacaore pp.105-110


  • 1931. California Fish & Game 17(1): January 1931.
Spiny-rayed fresh water game fishes of California inland waters. Reprint. Separate,
[original in SCIF archives]



  • 1932. California Fish & Game 18(1), January 1933
Sumner, E. L. An outline of the habits of the striped skunk and little spotted skunk pp. 34-43
Sumner, E. L. Catalina Cats and Quail pp. :71
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1933. California Fish & Game 19(1): January 1933
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1933. California Fish & Game 19(2): April 1933
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1933. California Fish & Game 19(4): October 1933
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1935. California Fish and Game 21(3-4) July-October, 1935
Sumner, E. L. A Life History Study of the California Quail, with recommendations for Conservation and Management
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1938. California Fish and Game 24
Bonnot, Paul, G. H. Clark, and S. R. Hatton California sea lion census for 1938 pp. 415-419


  • 1939 California Fish and Game 25(3):245-250, Summer 1939
Fry, D. H. A winter influx of sea lions from Lower California [ref. sea lions as dog food]

Fry. Winter Influx of Sea Lions


  • 1940. California Fish and Game 26(1), January 1940. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. California Fish and Game 26(2), April 1940. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1948. California Fish and Game 34(1), January 1940. Stapled wraps.
Phillips, J. B. Basking Shark Fishery Revived in California pp. 11-23
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1948. California Fish and Game 34(2), April 1940. Stapled wraps.
Wilson, Robert C. A Review of the Southern California Spiny Lobster Fishery pp. 71-80
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1948. California Fish and Game 34(3), July 1940. Stapled wraps.
Bonnot, Paul The California Sea Lion Census for 1947 pp.89-92
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1948. California Fish and Game 34(4). October 1948. Stapled wraps.
Bonnot, Paul The Abalones of California pp.141-169
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1949. California Fish and Game 35(2) April, 1949. Stapled wraps.
Fitch, John E. The Great White Shark in California Waters During 1948 pp. 135-138
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1949. California Fish and Game 35(4) October, 1949. Stapled wraps.
Curtis, Brian. The Warm Water Game Fishes of California pp. 255-276
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1951. California Fish and Game 37(4) October, 1951. Stapled separate.
Bonnot, Paul The Sea Lions, Seals and Sea Otter of the California Coast pp. 371-389,
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1952. California Fish and Game 38(3)
Walker, Boyd W. A Guide to the Grunion pp. 409-420
[original in SCIF archives; stapled separate]


  • 1960. California Fish and Game 46(4) October 1960
Cox, Keith W. Review of the Abalone in California. pp. 381-406
[original in SCIF archives; stapled separate]


  • 1967. California Fish and Game 53(1)
C. L. Hubbs Gray whale Census by Airplane in Mexico pp. 23-27
[original in SCIF archives; separate]



FISH BULLETINS
  • 1928. Bonnot, Paul Report on the Seals and Sea Lions of California State of California Division of Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 14. 1928. Provenance: Inscribed by the author, Paul Bonnot to ornithologist, Alfred B. Howell; from George Bartholomew to Brent S. Stewart (in 1984); to the Santa Cruz Island Foundation Archives 2021.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1930. Herrington, William C. The Pismo Clam Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 18. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1930. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M.D. Daily]


  • 1931. Walford, Lionel A. Handbook of Common Commercial and Game Fishes of California Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Fish Bulletin No. 28. Sacramento: California State Printing, 1931. Perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1939. Tibby, Richard B. Report on Returns of Drift Bottles released off Southern California, 1937 Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 55. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1939. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M.D. Daily]


  • 1948. Roedel, Phil M. Common Marine Fishes of California Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 68. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1948. Stapled perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1950. Roedel, Phil M. and Wm. Ellis Ripley. California Sharks and Rays Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 75. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1950. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M.D. Daily]


  • 1951. Scofield, W. l. Purse Seines and Other Roundhaul Nets in California California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 81. Sacramento: California State Printing Office 1951. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives


  • 1951. Godsil, H. C. and E. C. Greenhood. A Comparison of the Populations of Yellowfin Tuna, Neothunnus macropterus, from the Eastern and Central Pacific California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 82. Sacramento: California State Printing Office 1951. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives


  • 1953. Fitch, John. Common Marine Bivalves of California Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 90. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1953. Stapled wraps with cloth tape spine.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M.D. Daily]


  • 1953. Roedel, Phil M. Common Ocean Fishes of the California Coast Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 91. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1953. Stapled wraps with cloth tape spine.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M.D. Daily]


  • 1953. O'Connell, Charles P. The Life History of the Cabezon Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 93. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1953. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1954. Scofield, W. l. California Fishing Ports California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 96. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1954. Perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1955. Clemens, Harold B. Catch Localities for Pacific Albacore Landed in California 1951 through 1953 California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 100. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1955. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1957. Phillips, Julius B. A review of the Rockfishes of California Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 104. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1957. Stapled wraps with cloth tape spine.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M.D. Daily]


  • 1960. Carlisle, John G. Jr. et al. The Barred Surfperch in Southern California Bureau of Marine Fisheries. Fish Bulletin No. 109. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1960. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1962. Cox, Keith W. California Abalones, Family Haliotidae California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 118. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1962. Perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1962. Joseph, David C. Growth Characteristics of Two Southern California Surffishes, the California Corbina and Spotfin Croaker California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 119. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1962. stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1963. Young, Parke H. The Kelp Bass And Its Fishery 1947-1958. Department of Fish and Game Fish Bulletin 122 Stapled wraps. 67 pages.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1963. Barrett, Elinore M. The California Oyster Industry. Department of Fish and Game Fish Bulletin 123 103 pages.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1964. Carlisle, John G et al. Artificial Habitat in the Marine Environment. California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. '124, 1964. Perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1964. Phillips, Julius B. Life History Studies on Ten Species of Rockfish. California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. '126, 1964. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1965. Clemens, Harold B. and William L. Craig. An analysis of California's Albacore Fishery California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 128, 1965. Perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1966. Pinkas, Leo. A Management Study of the California Barracuda. California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 134, 1966. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1968. Turner, Charles H. et al. The Marine Environment Offshore from Point Loma, San Diego County. California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 140, 1968. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1972. Miller, Daniel J. and Robert N. Lea. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California California Fish and Game Fish Bulletin No. 157, 1972. Perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1978. Recksiek, Conrad W. and Herbert W. Frey. Biological, Oceanographic, and Acoustic aspects of the Market Squid, Loligo opalescens Berry. Department of Fish and Game. Fish Bulletin 169 . Perfect bound.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. B.S. Stewart]



GAME BULLETINS
  • 1930. McLean, Donald D. The Quail. State of California Division of Fish and Game. Game Bulletin No. 2. Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1930. Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]