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Texas and Louisiana Fisheries Agencies File Joint Lawsuit Challenging Red Snapper Emergency Rule

Texas and Louisiana Fisheries Agencies File Joint Lawsuit Challenging Red Snapper Emergency Rule

Agencies Emphasize They Will Keep All Options Open to Resolve Issue Cooperatively AUSTIN – Late yesterday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and its commission joined together to file a lawsuit in United States District Court in Brownsville, Texas challenging…


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

AUSTIN – In a stunning move Feb. 8, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27 day season. The…


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…


DNR Encourages Anglers To Take Part In Summer Flounder Survey

Annual Survey Runs Until October, Provides Valuable Management Data ANNAPOLIS, MD – With the summer fishing season underway, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages anglers to participate in the Maryland Volunteer Angler Summer Flounder Survey to provide input to the management of one of the state’s valuable commercial and…


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…


Gulf Shrimp Season To Close May 15

AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset on Thursday, May 15 until an unspecified time in July. The closing date is based on samples collected by the Coastal Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife…