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Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

Governor Rell: Funding for ‘V-Notch’ Lobster Restoration Program Will Carry Over

Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $90,000 in funding will be carried over into the next Fiscal Year to continue the state’s lobster stock restoration program. The funding, associated with the $1 million restoration effort, was to lapse on June 30, the last day of Fiscal 2008. More than…


Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Honored As Sportsmen’s Best Friend Of The Year

Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative Partner, Mike Baker of Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Honored with Hero of Chesapeake Bay Award ANNAPOLIS, MD – Tonight, the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation (MLSF) presented Governor Martin O’Malley with its prestigious Sportsmen’s Best Friend of the Year Award at its 7th Annual Banquet and Auction…


Two Public Meetings Will Be Held Regarding Near Shore Reef Construction at Gulf State Park Pier

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Marine Resources Division will hold two public meetings to ask for input on the design and placement of concrete material from the demolition of the old Gulf State Park Pier around the new Gulf State Park Pier. The first meeting will…


New Jersey Marine Licenses and Permits

NOTE: On June 17, 2008, changes to the shellfish statutes (Title 50) go into effect. Current clam licenses will be expanded to include all molluscan (shellfish) species, with the exception of conchs, which are addressed in the commercial marine fisheries regulations. In addition, a new non-resident Commercial Shellfish License was…


NOAA Study Shows Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean Dolphin Populations Improving

Two Dolphin Stocks May Be Recovering from Tuna Fishing Practices The numbers of Northeastern offshore spotted and eastern spinner dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean are increasing after being severely depleted because of accidental death in the tuna purse-seine fishery between 1960 and 1990, according to biologists from NOAA’s…


Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series Reports Successful Second Tourney

The second tournament in the 20th season of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series took place at the 41st Annual Georgetown Landing Marina Billfish Tournament over the last weekend in May.  Wallace Jenkins, Series Program Coordinator for S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), noted that, “The weather conditions were…


No License Required This Weekend For Shellfish

NEWPORT – Can you dig it? Yes you can! With some of the lowest tides of the year and Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend, it’s a great time to try your hand at harvesting clams. Free Fishing Weekend, June 7 and 8, is your opportunity to try fishing, clamming and crabbing…


Coleman National Fish Hatchery Staff Complete Trucking of 1.4 Million Chinook Salmon Smolts

The Coleman National Fish Hatchery staff announced today they have completed the trucking of 1.4 million of its Chinook salmon smolts from the hatchery to San Pablo Bay. The trucking was completed in phases between May 19, and June 5, 2008. The Chinook smolts, 3 inches in length, have been…


Chef Brian Landry of Galatoire’s is King of Louisiana Seafood

Saturday’s premiere of the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB), was a seafood lover’s dream.  Twelve of the state’s most talented chefs designed culinary delights featuring the main ingredient, Louisiana seafood.  After the judges’ scores were tallied, Chef Brian Landry…


Diamond Jim Valued At $15,000+ On The Loose In The Chesapeake Bay & Tributaries

2008 Maryland Fishing Challenge Offers Opportunity to Win Toyota Tundra, Bass Pro Shop Boat, Bill’s Outdoors Center Gear, Smyth Diamond and Thousands in Cash for Summer Catches ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources kicked off the Diamond Jim portion of the 2008 Maryland Fishing Challenge today aboard…