Fish and Game Commission

The Fish and Game Commission has a variety of responsibilities, including forming general policies for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, setting limits on hunting and fishing, controlling non-native species, establishing protected lands and waters, regulating use of protecting areas, listing and delisting of threatened/endangered species under California Endangered Species Act, and prescribing terms and conditions for issuance, suspension, revocation of licenses/permits issued by the Department.

The distinction between the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Fish and Game Commission is that the Department of Fish and Wildlife is charged with implementing and enforcing the regulations set by the Fish and Game Commission, as well as providing biological data and expertise to inform the Commission’s decision making process.


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