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Commerce Secretary Determines Red Tide Disaster in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that the economic effects of closing some shellfish fisheries due to a harmful algal bloom, commonly referred to as a red tide, in ocean waters off Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine has caused a commercial fishery failure. “This natural disaster, which forced the…


IDNR Releases Biological Stream Ratings for Diversity, Integrity, and Significance

 Stream ratings are an important tool in identifying which streams are the most biologically diverse and have a high degree of integrity SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announces the release of biological stream ratings that combine, update, and enhance the two previous approaches for rating…


New Jersey Marine Licenses and Permits

NOTE: On June 17, 2008, changes to the shellfish statutes (Title 50) go into effect. Current clam licenses will be expanded to include all molluscan (shellfish) species, with the exception of conchs, which are addressed in the commercial marine fisheries regulations. In addition, a new non-resident Commercial Shellfish License was…


No License Required This Weekend For Shellfish

NEWPORT – Can you dig it? Yes you can! With some of the lowest tides of the year and Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend, it’s a great time to try your hand at harvesting clams. Free Fishing Weekend, June 7 and 8, is your opportunity to try fishing, clamming and crabbing…


Shellfish Area Off Suffolk County Closed Following Detection Of Biotoxin

Lands Temporarily Closed Pending Further Tests The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that shellfish harvesting in certain bays in Long Island Sound have been temporarily closed due to the detection of a marine biotoxin. The closure impacts approximately 2,000 acres, covering all the shellfishing lands…