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Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

New Conservation Regulation Addresses Shark Fishing

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has implemented a new regulation regarding shark fishing. The regulation, signed by Commissioner M. Barnett Lawley, prohibits “chumming” or “bloodbaiting” for sharks within 300 feet of the shoreline or on a pier. Chumming is defined as the throwing of bait or fish…


Statement by DNR Secretary John R. Griffin Regarding Blue Crabs

Thanks for taking time to talk with us about our proposal to rebuild the blue crab population and fishery in the Chesapeake Bay. We are here tonight because our blue crab population and fishery have been in decline for almost 20 years. The population of blue crabs has dropped almost…


Gulf Shrimp Season To Close May 15

AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset on Thursday, May 15 until an unspecified time in July. The closing date is based on samples collected by the Coastal Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife…


DEM To Hold Public Meeting May 14 on Proposed Amendments To Marine Fisheries Regulations Governing Monkfish and Lobsters

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 14, on proposed amendments to the Rhode Island marine fisheries regulations. The proposed amendments set a control date for the commercial monkfish fishery and set maximum gauge sizes for the Area 3, 4, 5, and…


L.D.W.F. Agents Catch Fishermen With 909 Red Snapper

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents wrote over 100 fishing citations to 20 men on Bayou Fourchon located in Lafourche Parish on Monday, April 28. Agents stopped the charter boat, “The Captain Charlie”, which was occupied by 18 paid fishermen, the captain and one deck hand.  Agents boarded…


Louisiana Spring Shrimp Season To Open

The opening dates of the 2008 Louisiana spring shrimp season were announced at the May 1 meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.  The declaration of emergency, which established the season opening dates, followed a presentation of the latest biological and hydrological data compiled by the Louisiana Department of…


DNR Seeks Angler Support For Cobia Research

  The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from anglers targeting cobia to collect DNA samples and to donate racks of fish caught in 2008.  Research is underway at the Marine Resources Center to improve our understanding of the life history of this important recreational species.  The samples…


DFG Schedules Public Meetings for Biennial Groundfish Management Regulations

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is in the process of refining 2009 and 2010 regulation alternatives for the commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries. Two regional public meetings are scheduled to gather input on the current range of alternatives. Fisheries managers plan to discuss issues surrounding the development…


Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses Increase 10 Percent in 2007, But Remain Well Short of Restoration Goal

Largest gains seen in Susquehanna Flats, while grasses in lower Bay continue to recover from 2005 losses ANNAPOLIS, MD – Underwater bay grasses covered nearly 65,000 acres of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers in 2007, about 35 percent of the 185,000-acre baywide restoration goal, according to data from…


Atlantic Herring Landing Restricted

DURHAM, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Marine Fisheries Division today announced that effective May 1, 2008, commercial fishermen will not be allowed to land Atlantic herring taken from Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Management Area 1A (located in the western half of the Gulf of Maine)…