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Melt the Butter; Spiny Lobster Seasons Start Soon in Florida

Melt the Butter; Spiny Lobster Seasons Start Soon in Florida

The 2016 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 27 and 28, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before…


Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1

Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1

California’s recreational Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) fishery season will open May 1. This year the fishery will be held to a federally established quota of 29,640 pounds. The open season dates will be May 1-15, June 1-15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is…


Salmon Seasons Set for Ocean and Inland Waters

Salmon Seasons Set for Ocean and Inland Waters

The California Fish and Game Commission adopted recreational ocean and inland salmon season regulations as presented by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on April 18. Ocean salmon season dates and management measures are set to coincide with the alternatives adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council for…


Snook Reopens in Florida Atlantic State Waters

Snook Reopens in Florida Atlantic State Waters

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. In the Atlantic, anglers may keep one snook per day that is…


Atlantic Salmon Gulf of Maine

N.O.A.A.’s Species in the Spotlight: Atlantic Salmon

Background Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), also known as the “King of Fish,” were once found in north American waters from Long Island Sound in the United States to Ungava Bay in northeastern Canada. Atlantic salmon are anadromous fish, spending the first half of their life in freshwater rivers and  streams…


NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan said producers could use round or rectangular pens to raise native fish in the gulf, similar to these salmon pens in the Faroe Islands. ERIK CHRISTENSEN / WIKIMEDIA.ORG/WIKI/USER:ERIK_CHRISTENSEN

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish Farming

Soon companies will be able to farm fish in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened federal waters to aquaculture. After getting a permit from NOAA, companies will be able to anchor giant cages and raise everything from red drum to almaco jack in federal…


Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management

Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management

The Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, includes a provision to extend Alabama’s state waters from 3 miles to 9 miles. The bill includes additional provisions that attempt to address the ongoing Gulf of Mexico red…


Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of California

Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of California

On Dec. 31, 2015, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified by the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that, in consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a determination has…


Construction To Begin This Week on the “Pickets Reef”

Construction To Begin This Week on the “Pickets Reef”

Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin construction this week on an artificial reef system at the site of the recently removed structures in Ship Shoal 26, known by many Louisiana anglers as “the Pickets.” A dedication ceremony…


Shore-Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program for Summer Flounder at Island Beach State Park Opens Saturday, June 14

Shore-Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program for Summer Flounder at Island Beach State Park Opens Saturday, June 14

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (Department) Commissioner Bob Martin signed a Notice of Administrative Change adjusting the size and possession limits for summer flounder (a.k.a “fluke”) for anglers fishing from shore atIsland Beach State Park (IBSP) during the 2014 open season. The Shore Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program (Program) for…