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FWC Relocates Miami-area Crocodile, Offers Safety Tips

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with licensed trappers, captured and relocated a nearly 11-foot-long American crocodile from a Coral Gables, Miami neighborhood.  This is the second time this particular crocodile has been relocated.  The crocodile found its way back to the same neighborhood canal after the…


NOAA’s Fisheries Service Releases an Additional $70 Million in Disaster Aid to West Coast Salmon Fishing Industry

NOAA’s Fisheries Service announced it is making an additional $70 million in disaster-relief aid available to West Coast salmon fishermen, completing a financial-assistance package announced in September, when the agency released $100 million in disaster assistance. The agency will provide the money to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. The…


NOAA Announces Up to $2 Million for Sockeye Salmon Disaster Affecting Puget Sound Fishermen

NOAA’s Fisheries Service today announced that several Northwest Indian tribes and the state of Washington will be eligible for up to a total of $2 million to assist tribal and non-tribal communities affected by the commercial fishery failure in Fraser River sockeye salmon. “The assistance we are announcing will help…


Ocean Salmon Sport Season South of Cape Falcon Is Closed

NEWPORT, Ore. — The ocean salmon recreational fishery south of Cape Falcon, Ore., to the California boarder has closed effective 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 when the coho quota for the season is expected to be reached. “We had a quota of 9,000 hatchery coho this year,” said Eric Schindler,…


Ducks Unlimited Goin’ Fishin’ in Kansas

Wildlife conservation group to hold catfish tournament to raise funds BURLINGTON — The John Redmond Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its Fourth Annual Catfish Tournament at John Redmond Reservoir on July 26 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. “This is the first time we have tried a catfish tournament…


FWC Posts Fishing Signs On Keys Bridges

Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to educate fishermen about varieties of fish, many of which are being illegally harvested in very high numbers in the Keys. The officers are posting signs on 24 fishing bridges in…


Connecticut DEP Says Success of Lobster “V-notch” Program Postpones Increase in Minimum Size

Effort involved lobstermen and students at three high schools The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said today that the lobster “V-notch” program has achieved the level of success needed to delay – for at least one year – an increase in the current minimum legal size for lobsters that…


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…


Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Rescheduled

LITTLE ROCK – Anglers after the big one on the Arkansas River will have to wait. High water and current on the river have forced the Arkansas Hospitality Association to reschedule the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza to August 1-3. Originally scheduled for June 27-29, the tournament is the largest amateur…


Reminder! Horsepower Limits Raised on Wildlife Area Lakes in Knox, Williams, Defiance and Vinton Counties Beginning July 1

COLUMBUS, OH – Boaters and anglers are reminded that horsepower regulations on several state wildlife area lakes will increase on July 1. Beginning July 1, boats with motors greater than 10 horsepower will be allowed on Knox Lake in Knox County, Lake La Su An in Williams County, Oxbow Lake…