California Fish and Game Commission

The California Fish and Game Commission operates in an oversight capacity. The Commission sets regulations that are implemented and enforced by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor.

Commission Information at a Glance

Number of seats on the Commission: 5

Selection criteria required by statute:

  • None: The commission is created by the California Constitution, which does not include any criteria or qualifications for selection and appointment of commissioners
  • Other: State statute includes recommended criteria to the governor to consider in appointment of commission members

As of mid-2021, all five current members consumptive users, and 2 seats are occupied by men.

Commission Website

California Department of Fish and Wildlife