Fish and Game Commission

The Fish and Game Commission is a separate entity from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and has been involved in the management and wise use of California’s fish and wildlife resources since 1870. It is composed of up to five members, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Legislature delegated to the Commission a variety of powers, some general in nature and some very specific. A major responsibility is the formulation of general policies for the conduct of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. It also has general regulatory powers function, under which it decides seasons, bag limits and methods of take for game animals and sport fish.