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Volunteers Needed For Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups in Louisiana

Volunteers Needed For Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups in Louisiana

Once again, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grant, with assistance from the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, and other volunteer organizations, will host Derelict Crab Trap Clean-ups in portions of Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes over the next two months. Since the program…


A new, larger more accessible aluminum fishing pier has replaced the old wooden fishing pier at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island

New Fishing Pier Dedicated Feb. 8 at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island, S.C.

A new, larger more accessible aluminum fishing pier has replaced the old wooden fishing pier at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island, with funding from the Saltwater Recreational License through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. A grand opening ceremony will be held at the new pier…


State of Louisiana Announces Louisiana Blue Crab to Be First Sustainable Blue Crab Fishery in the World

March 12, 2012 – Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in coordination with the Louisiana Crab Task Force and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB), announced the Louisiana blue crab fishery has been recognized with the seal of ‘sustainability’ by a third-party organization, the Marine…


DNR Launches Voluntary Commercial License Buy-Back Program To Aid Blue Crab Conservation

Federal Blue Crab Disaster Funds will be used to purchase commercial Unlimited Tidal Fish and Crab Harvester Licenses Annapolis, Md. (March 23, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering to buy and permanently retire Unlimited Tidal Fish (TFL) and Crab Harvester (CB) commercial fishing licenses on…


Governor Martin O’Malley Statement on Federal Blue Crab Disaster Declaration

Annapolis, Md. (September 23, 2008) — Governor Martin O’Malley commended the support and leadership of Maryland’s Congressional Delegation today and thanked Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez for the federal fishery disaster declaration for the Chesapeake Bay blue crab. “We are grateful to Senators Mikulski and Cardin, and our…


Commerce Secretary Determines Blue Crab Disaster in Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today determined that a decline in the harvest of soft shell and peeler blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay is a commercial fishery failure. The declaration is an important step in making watermen and their communities eligible for economic assistance. The harvest value of soft…


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…


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…


New FWC Rules Require Tags on Passive Fishing Gear

Passive fishing gear – things like trotlines, crab traps, bush hooks and other devices that catch fish in fresh water while the fisherman isn’t present – have to be tagged with the owner’s name and address under a new rule. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted new…


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…