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Status of the California Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011 Now Available Online

Status of the California Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011 Now Available Online

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently released the Status of the Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011, the sixth in a series of status reports required by the Marine Life Management Act. The report summarizes the status of some of California’s important marine species. The report also helps…


NOAA Issues Final Guidance on Annual Catch Limits to End Overfishing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service issued final guidance on annual catch limits designed to help restore federally managed marine fish stocks and end overfishing. Annual catch limits are amounts of fish allowed to be caught in a year. The 2007 amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act required fishery management…


NOAA to Create Saltwater Angler Registry in 2010

Final rule gives states more time to implement local data gathering NOAA’s Fisheries Service released its final rule today to create a national saltwater angler registry of all marine recreational fishermen to help the nation better protect our shared marine resources. A requirement to establish a registry was included in…


DEC to Reopen Shellfishing Areas in Huntington, Suffolk County

Reopening Follows Extensive Testing of Shellfish The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the reopening of approximately 5,200 acres of shellfish harvesting areas in the Town of Huntington. These areas were closed on May 28, 2008, after DEC’s Bureau of Marine Resources detected saxitoxin, a marine…


Family Fishing Days Are This Weekend

Augusta – Want to try your hand at fishing to see if you’ll like it? Want to get your kids on the water or at the rivers and streams to experience the joy of hooking a fish? This weekend is the time to do it as the Maine Department of…


1st Round Results 2008 Governor’s Cup–Edisto Marina

The 2008 South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series got underway last weekend at the annual Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament. This year commemorates the 20th season of the Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series, a program coordinated by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that has accomplished much towards the promotion and…


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…


Fishin’, Not Wishin’” Event at Oak Mountain State Park May 7-9 Media Day – Thursday, May 8 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m

WHAT: Media Day for the annual “Fishin’, Not Wishin’” event for hundreds of Exceptional Anglers (special needs students). WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2008 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.   WHERE: Oak Mountain State Park,200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, Alabama   Members of the media are invited to come and meet…


Access Facility at Pleasant Lake, Deerfield, To Be Closed May 5 – May 9, 2008

CONCORD, N.H.  — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s boat access facility at Pleasant Lake in Deerfield will be closed from May 5 through May 9, 2008, as the Department completes work on the boat ramp that could not be completed last fall.  Also, parking will not be available…


Stop to Smell the Flowers at DeSoto Resort State Park’s 16th Annual Wildflower Saturday

Spring is in full bloom at DeSoto Resort State Park in Ft. Payne, Alabama. Take advantage of the beautiful flowers and plants, hiking trails, and delicious food during the park’s 16th Annual Wildlflower Saturday on  May 3, 2008 from 7 a.m. – until. There will be three hikes to choose…