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Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service Encourages Applicants for Advisory Panel

Please Submit Applications by July 21 NOAA’s Fisheries Service is seeking applicants for the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, the only federal advisory panel charged with advising the Secretary of Commerce on living marine resource issues that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. “We encourage interested members of the…


Successful San Francisco Bay Halibut Catch Triggers DFG Survey to Ensure Sustainable Fishery

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will monitor the San Francisco Bay halibut fishery to ensure that current regulations are protecting the species from overfishing. Recreational anglers and commercial hook-and-line fishermen are harvesting a higher than normal number of halibut from the bay for this time of year. “This…


Angler Trumps New State Record for African Pompano

A Mt. Pleasant angler has broken the saltwater marine game state record for an African pompano a mere 13 days after the 11 year record was recently trumped. Bryan Powell caught the 43 pound 8 ounce African pompano on Monday June 16th off the coast of Charleston near the Comanche…


NOAA: Seven Stocks Removed from Overfishing List, None Added

2007 status of U.S. fisheries report released NOAA announced today that seven stocks have been removed from the overfishing list and no new stocks added in their annual report to Congress on the status of fishing stocks. The report tracks both population levels and harvest rates for species caught in…


Public Meeting July 16 on National Saltwater Angler Registry

DURHAM, N.H. — A new national saltwater angler registry will go into effect on January 1, 2009.  To help inform saltwater anglers in New Hampshire about the upcoming change, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will sponsor a public informational meeting about the national registry on July 16, 2008,…


Online Registration Opens for Delaware Coastal Cleanup Volunteers

Volunteer registration for the Delaware Coastal Cleanup 2008 is now open online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov. This year the 23rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20. A rain date is Sept. 27. The Delaware Cleanup is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup…


Bay Scallop Season Opens July 1

The recreational harvest season for bay scallops begins July 1 and continues through Sept. 10.  Open scalloping areas on Florida’s Gulf Coast extend from the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County to the Pasco-Hernando county line near Aripeka. Bay scallops may be taken only within the…


TPW Magazine July Issue Dives Into Gulf of Mexico

AUSTIN, Texas — As an ecosystem, the Gulf of Mexico functions on a global scale. At more than 579,000 square miles, it’s the ninth largest body of water in the world. The July issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine offers an in-depth exploration of the gulf from a number…


June’s Diamond Jim Still On The Loose

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Anglers in Maryland have just 8 days left to catch June’s Diamond Jim rockfish as part of the 2008 Maryland Fishing Challenge. The lucky angler who catches the genuine June Diamond Jim, a chartreuse-tagged rockfish, in the Chesapeake Bay or its tributaries from now until midnight on…


DFG Sets Record With 20.2 Million Young Salmon Raised, Trucked, Acclimated and Released into San Pablo Bay

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has completed a record-breaking year by placing 20.2 million young salmon in acclimation pens for release. The number released is the most ever by any state agency on the West Coast for a single stock of salmon in one year. The young salmon…