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Category Archives: Fishing

IDNR Reminds Boaters and Anglers to Practice Safety as Weather Warms in Illinois

Public urged to take boating safety class before heading out on the water SPRINGFIELD –Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is urging boaters and anglers to be safe while on the water this spring and summer.  The Agency is also reminding boaters about the benefits to signing up for a…


Highlighting IDNR Programs and Upcoming Events For the Month of May

Free Fishing Days:  Dozens of organizations conduct fishing derbies and other special events as part of Illinois Free Fishing Days, to be held this year June 6-9.  Organizations interested in receiving educational and promotional materials to be used as part of an Illinois Free Fishing Days event should contact Gary…


NOAA’s Fisheries Service Issues Far-Reaching Plans for Protecting Northwest Salmon

NOAA’s Fisheries Service, the federal agency charged with protecting Northwest salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act, released today a trio of biological opinions that provide comprehensive, far-reaching plans for the protected salmon species. A biological opinion, a requirement of the ESA, sets forth benchmarks other federal agencies must meet…


Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery Closed to Public for Raceway Construction

The Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery in Brimley, Mich., will be closed to the public for extensive renovation May 1 to November 15, 2008. The hatchery will receive 16 new rearing units or “raceways” to replace the original units that were constructed in the 1950s. The raceways will average 30…


Genoa National Fish Hatchery Receives Funding for New Outdoor Classroom

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Genoa, Wisconsin, will receive more than $95,000 as part of the National Fish Hatchery System Volunteer Act of 2006, to apply toward the construction of a new outdoor education classroom. Plans for the outdoor classroom…


Clean Vessel Act Grant Program Awards More Than $700,000 to Five Midwest States

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall announced that more than $700,000 from the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program will be awarded to five states in the Midwest region in 2008. The grant program awarded a total of more than $13.6 million to 27 states across the…


Anglers Reminded to be on Lookout for Snakehead Fish

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding anglers fishing the Catawba River this year to be on the lookout for snakehead – an exotic, predatory fish that has the potential to expand its range into North Carolina waters. If anglers suspect they have caught a snakehead in…


Become a Better Walleye Angler

KEENE, N.H. — Gabe Gries, Region 4 Fisheries Biologist II and Warmwater Project Leader for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, has set his sights on becoming a better walleye fisherman and offers the following advice for New Hampshire anglers on pursuing this worthy gamefish. Gries started working on…


Boaters Urged To Take Steps To Prevent Spread of Disease and Aquatic Invasive Species

MADISON – Practice good hygiene. That sound advice that mothers, teachers and doctors give to help prevent the spread of illness is equally important this year for anglers and boaters to help keep Wisconsin lakes and fish healthy, state invasive species experts say. The discovery of hydrilla, a new invasive…


PCB Clean-Up May Result in Incidental Taking of Fish From Calumet County Creek

MADISON – Activities associated with the cleanup of PCBs in Pine Creek in Calumet County, may result in the “incidental taking” of a fish listed as a state threatened species under an authorization the Department of Natural Resources is proposing for the project. TRC Environmental Corporation plans to remove poly-chlorinated…