Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Michigan’s Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor Center Hosts 10th Annual Fish Festival July 18-19

“Fish on!” These exciting words will reverberate through the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery on July 18-19, as dozens of youngsters catch a steelhead trout or even a muskie from the half-acre show pond. It’s all part of the hatchery’s 10th Annual Fish Festival. Admission is free….


Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Season to Open July 15

AUSTIN, Texas — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The opening date is based on an evaluation of the biological, social and economic information to maximize the benefits to the industry and the…


Stranded Chinook Salmon Successfully Rescued from ButteCreek of California

State and federal fisheries experts have successfully captured and transported 26 spring run Chinook salmon stranded in Butte Creek near Chico. The fish, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, had stopped their migratory journey through the lower reach of the river because of rising water…


NOAA Reports Bay’s Crab Population Rebounds but Juvenile Numbers Remain Low

While the overall crab population in the Chesapeake Bay rebounded significantly last year, the number of juvenile crabs remained well below the historical average, according to a report published by the NOAA-chaired Fisheries Steering Committee. “New regulations implemented by the various bay jurisdictions in 2008 seem to be working,” said…


2009 Waterfowl Survey Indicates Increase In Many Duck Species

The preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2009 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was 42 million, which is 13 percent greater than last year’s estimate and 25 percent greater than the 1955-2008 average, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today.   The Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat…