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Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

NOAA Announces Up to $2 Million for Sockeye Salmon Disaster Affecting Puget Sound Fishermen

NOAA’s Fisheries Service today announced that several Northwest Indian tribes and the state of Washington will be eligible for up to a total of $2 million to assist tribal and non-tribal communities affected by the commercial fishery failure in Fraser River sockeye salmon. “The assistance we are announcing will help…


California DFG Wardens Work with Commercial Lobster Fishermen to Catch Poachers

Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens arrested four suspected lobster poachers over the weekend on two all-night operations. The SCUBA-clad divers are suspected of stealing lobsters from commercial fishermen’s traps. “Lobster trap poachers have always been a problem for commercial lobster fishermen,” stated Eric Kord, skipper to the patrol…


Commerce Secretary Determines Sockeye Salmon Disaster Affecting Puget Sound Fishermen

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that there has been a commercial fishery failure due to a continued fisheries resource disaster in the sockeye salmon fisheries in Puget Sound and the northern Pacific coast of Washington. “Several Northwest Indian tribes and non-tribal fishermen in the state of Washington have…


Commerce Secretary Determines Red Tide Disaster in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that the economic effects of closing some shellfish fisheries due to a harmful algal bloom, commonly referred to as a red tide, in ocean waters off Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine has caused a commercial fishery failure. “This natural disaster, which forced the…


Coastal Fisheries Bay Team Tournament Slated for Aransas Pass

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled a Coastal Fisheries Bay Team tournament targeting flounder for 6 a.m. until noon Nov. 15 at Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass. The program, launched in 2005, is designed to recruit experienced anglers to assist TPWD with collecting…


FWC Seeks Proposals for Red Tide Control and Mitigation Program Grants

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is seeking proposals for the Red Tide Control and Mitigation Program. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. Dec. 15. As a partner in the program, Solutions to Avoid Red Tide (START) will organize a nine-member panel…


Dungeness Crab Sport Fishing Season Opens Statewide in California Nov. 1

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced today the annual Dungeness crab sport fishery opens statewide on Nov. 1. The California Fish and Game Commission approved a regulation change on Sept. 4, opening the season from the Oregon state line through Mendocino County on the first Saturday in…


Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico – Current Regulations Provide Protection for Striped Bass and Red Drum

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, to assist in ensuring faithful execution of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act, and the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (chapters 38,…


Public Input Meetings Set on Flounder Regulations Throughout Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division will be hosting a series of coastwide public scoping meetings to discuss potential changes to existing flounder regulations. At the meetings, Coastal Fisheries Division staff will present the most recent data trends regarding the flounder fishery and will…


ASMFC Approves Maryland’s Request to Extend the 2008 and 2009 Recreational Striped Bass Seasons

Non-quota Management Approved for the First Time Annapolis, Md. — Today, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Striped Bass Management Board (ASMFC) approved Maryland’s request to extend the 2008 and 2009 recreational striped bass seasons. The decision also approved an alternative non-quota based management strategy for the fishery’s spring season….