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.

Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

500 Reef Balls Slated for Deployment on the Great Egg and Little Egg Reefs

Five hundred reef balls have been constructed at Southern State Correctional Facility at Delmont and are ready for deployment during early November at the Great Egg and Little Egg Reefs. The Great Egg Reef is located eight nautical miles southeast of Absecon Inlet and the Little Egg Reef is located…


NOAA Completes White Abalone Recovery Plan

NOAA’s Fisheries Service has made available the final recovery plan for white abalone, a marine mollusk listed in 2001 as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This recovery plan outlines reasonable actions which are believed to be required to recover and/or protect white abalone, and is required by the…


NOAA Seeks Comments on Measures to Protect Marine Mammals as Navy Conducts Sonar Operations off the Coast of Southern California

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is seeking comments through Nov. 13 on its proposed authorization for Navy training exercises off the coast of Southern California . The NOAA proposal includes protective measures designed to minimize effects on marine mammals. The Navy has requested an authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, because…


Rhode Island DEM Announces Opening of Bay Scallop Season

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announces that the bay scallop harvest season opens at sunrise on Saturday, October 4 and continues until Wednesday, December 31 at sunset. Residents can take up to one bushel of scallops per day without a license, and commercial license holders can take up…


SC DNR Partners with National Guard for Successful Reef Deployment

For the 12th consecutive year, the S.C. Army National Guard has partnered with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to donate surplus materials to the Marine Artificial Reef program, a collaborative project known as Reef-Ex. DNR successfully deployed 24 armored personnel carriers (APC) to the Georgetown and Georgetown Nearshore…


Ike Impact on Coastal Fisheries Mixed, but Overall May be Beneficial

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Ike, which devastated communities and residents of the upper Texas Gulf coast Sept. 12-13 may ultimately prove beneficial to the marine organisms that also call the area home. That’s the preliminary conclusion of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division biologists. “We may have some…


32-year-old State Record for a Red Grouper Defeated by a Little River Angler

The marine game fish record for a red grouper, standing for over 32 years, was recently defeated by a veteran S.C. angler. Michael Jenkins, of Little River, SC, was fishing offshore when he hooked into and caught a 31 pound red grouper on Friday August 15th off the South Carolina…


Governor Martin O’Malley Statement on Federal Blue Crab Disaster Declaration

Annapolis, Md. (September 23, 2008) — Governor Martin O’Malley commended the support and leadership of Maryland’s Congressional Delegation today and thanked Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez for the federal fishery disaster declaration for the Chesapeake Bay blue crab. “We are grateful to Senators Mikulski and Cardin, and our…


Governor O’Malley Announces New Citizen Oyster-Growing Program, Maryland Oyster Planting Record

State and Partners Plant Nearly One-Half Billion Oysters in 2008; Create Stewardship Project to Grow One Million Young Oysters over the Next Year Easton, Md. — Governor Martin O’Malley today kicked off a new partnership aimed at increasing citizen involvement in oyster restoration, and announced that Maryland has planted more…


Commerce Secretary Determines Blue Crab Disaster in Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today determined that a decline in the harvest of soft shell and peeler blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay is a commercial fishery failure. The declaration is an important step in making watermen and their communities eligible for economic assistance. The harvest value of soft…