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Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on March 10, 2011

The commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic federal waters is closed, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) March 10, 2011, until 12:01 a.m. (local time) July 1, 2011. NOAA Fisheries Service has determined the 2011 January through June commercial quota of 315,523 pounds of vermilion snapper will have…


2010 N.H. Trophy Fish Winners Announced

CONCORD, N.H. — Don Miller, Fisheries Biologist and Trophy Fish Program Coordinator, has announced the winners of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s 2010 New Hampshire Trophy Fish Program.  For a full list of winning anglers and their catches, visit www.fishnh.com/Fishing/trophy_fish_2010.html. New Hampshire’s Trophy Fish Program provides anglers with…


MD DNR Ends Commercial LCC Crab License Buyback

Annapolis, Md. (March 1, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is ending the Limited Crab Catcher (LCC) commercial license buyback program after retiring nearly 700 LCC licenses in about a year and a half. DNR is no longer offering to purchase LCC licenses as of March 11,…


N. Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens March 1

February 25, 2011 The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in northern Florida reopens on March 1. This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of spotted seatrout beginning in March. Spotted seatrout harvest is prohibited in February in Atlantic Ocean waters north of the Flagler-Volusia…


NOAA Begins National Survey of the Economic Contributions of Saltwater Angling

NOAA is again surveying saltwater anglers across the nation to update and improve estimates of the overall economic contributions of saltwater recreational fishing to the U.S. economy.   “The money that millions of recreational anglers spend on fishing trips each year produces tens of thousands of jobs and billions in…


Rockfish Poaching Reward Now Tops $30,000

Two citizens donate $8,000 towards reward Gill Net Fishery Remains Closed Annapolis, Md. (February 18, 2011) — Thanks to extraordinary responses from stakeholders and private citizens, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now offering $30,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for attempting…


LDWF Hosts Second Annual Louisiana Saltwater Series Fishing Tournament

Feb. 16, 2011 – The Louisiana Saltwater Series will soon return to the Gulf Coast for the tournament’s second year. Hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the series is dedicated to catch-and-release saltwater angling through a series of agency-sponsored fishing tournaments. The series was developed by…


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NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include portions of the oil slick moving beyond the area’s current northern boundary, off the Florida panhandle’s federal-state waterline. This boundary was moved eastward to Cape San Blas. This federal closure does not apply to any state…


NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the oil slick moving beyond the area’s current northern boundary, off the Florida panhandle’s federal-state waterline. This boundary was moved to Panama City Beach. This federal closure does not apply to any state waters….


NOAA Announces Measures to Rebuild Blacknose Sharks, Manage Smooth Dogfish and End Overfishing of Shortfin Mako Sharks

NOAA’s Fisheries Service today outlined new measures to rebuild the populations of blacknose sharks, help end overfishing on shortfin mako sharks, and begin management of smooth dogfish. The public may review the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the measures, which are expected to go into effect this June “The new…