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Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

Crabbers Asked NOT to Set Crab Pots in Kachemak Bay, Alaska August 15-29

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), will be conducting a sonar survey to provide detailed bottom and habitat mapping of Kachemak Bay. Two NOAA vessels and launches will be conducting the research. The Department of Fish and Game…


2008 Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series Captured By ‘Cerveza’

“Cerveza” is the 2008 S.C. Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series’ Outstanding Billfish Boat, with the catch and release of 21 sailfish throughout the Series’ tournaments. After fishing in only the last three of the five tournaments of the 2008 season, the crew of “Cerveza” took the top honors accruing 4,275 points,…


Blue Crab Workshops Scheduled In Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has scheduled a series of public workshops to receive comments regarding a possible closed harvest season for blue crabs. The FWC is looking at ways to create a closed blue crab harvest season so lost and abandoned traps can be collected and removed…


FWC Posts Fishing Signs On Keys Bridges

Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to educate fishermen about varieties of fish, many of which are being illegally harvested in very high numbers in the Keys. The officers are posting signs on 24 fishing bridges in…


Report: Number of Blue Crabs in Bay Remains Below Long-Term Average

The Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population remained below the long-term average in 2007, according to a report approved by the NOAA-chaired Fisheries Steering Committee. The population of spawning-age blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay in 2007-08 was 120 million, down from 143 million in 2006-07. The interim target population for…


Dutch Harbor-Unalaska, Alaska, and New Bedford, Mass. Remain Top Fishing Ports

Commercial fishermen unloaded 777.2 million pounds of fish, primarily Alaskan pollock, at the port of Dutch Harbor-Unalaska, Alaska, making it the country’s top port for landings in 2007, NOAA’s Fisheries Service announced today. The port of New Bedford, Mass., claimed the top spot for value of landings, primarily due to…


Connecticut DEP Says Success of Lobster “V-notch” Program Postpones Increase in Minimum Size

Effort involved lobstermen and students at three high schools The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said today that the lobster “V-notch” program has achieved the level of success needed to delay – for at least one year – an increase in the current minimum legal size for lobsters that…


Recreational Catch Down Slightly, Remains Second Highest Catch in Decade

Marine recreational anglers caught more than 468 million fish in 2007, down slightly from last year’s historic high of 475 million fish, but still the second highest recreational catch total in the last ten years. The overall number of fish caught and kept also declined slightly, from 214 million to196…


New Jersey Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament To Be Held First Weekend of October

The annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament is held on the first Sunday in October at Island Beach State Park. In 2008 it will be held on Sunday, October 5.  A variety of species are eligible for entry in the tournament each year. Overall length determines the winner. All fish must…


DNR Encourages Anglers To Take Part In Summer Flounder Survey

Annual Survey Runs Until October, Provides Valuable Management Data ANNAPOLIS, MD – With the summer fishing season underway, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages anglers to participate in the Maryland Volunteer Angler Summer Flounder Survey to provide input to the management of one of the state’s valuable commercial and…