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Public Comments Sought on Arizona Fish Stocking Program So It Can Continue to Receive Federal Funding

Did you know that the feisty rainbow trout dancing on the end of your fishing line was most likely hatchery raised? Each year, the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks more than 3 million fish for anglers to catch in approximately 160 of Arizona’s lakes, rivers and streams – mostly…


NOAA Seeks Comments on Measures to Protect Marine Mammals as Navy Conducts Sonar Operations off the Coast of Southern California

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is seeking comments through Nov. 13 on its proposed authorization for Navy training exercises off the coast of Southern California . The NOAA proposal includes protective measures designed to minimize effects on marine mammals. The Navy has requested an authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, because…


Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulation Meetings Coming Up

Hunting and trapping regulatory issues being discussed Richmond, VA — This month, sportsmen interested in discussing hunting and trapping issues are having their first opportunities of many to influence the next round of changes to the regulations that govern their sports. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) Wildlife…


WDFW Invites Hunters, Others To Help Develop Hunting Seasons For 2009-11

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting hunters, conservation groups and the general public to help shape state hunting seasons for 2009-11. Through July 13, WDFW will accept public comments on issues ranging from general hunting hours to mule deer seasons. A questionnaire on those…


Coastal Fall Chinook Temporary Regulations To Be Set

Salem, Ore. — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today directed ODFW to implement temporary fishing rules for coastal fall chinook salmon, and at the same time to consider modifications to original staff proposals. Department staff will reevaluate bag limit and area closure options for the Coos River/Bay and Isthmus…


Public Comment Sought on Bighorn Sheep Management in Georgetown

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will hold two public meetings to gather public comments on the Georgetown bighorn sheep herd (S32).   June 30, 2008 ? 7:00 PM, Georgetown Community Center, 613 6th Street, Georgetown.   July 7, 2008 ? 7:00 PM, Hunter Education Building, 6060 Broadway, Denver.  …


East Coast Trap/Pot Fishermen May Get More Time to Convert to Sinking Groundline

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is proposing that East Coast trap/pot fishermen get six additional months to switch from floating to sinking groundline, a conversion that will help reduce the risk of entangling large whales in fishing gear. NOAA is proposing the extension to ensure all crab and fish trap/pot operations, which…


DNR Seeks Comments on Two Lake Vegetation Management Plans in Duluth Area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments until June 13 on lake vegetation management plans for Caribou and Nichols lakes, which are located near Duluth in St. Louis County. The draft plans and comment forms are available on the DNR Web site at: http://www.mndnr.gov/areas/fisheries/duluth/reports.html Draft plans…


Public Comment Perioed on Fisher Management Plan Extended

Due to a technical problem that has been corrected, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is extending the deadline to submit public input on a draft fisher management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), to June 11.  A link to the “Draft Fisher Management Plan” in the center…


WDFW Solicits Public Comments on Scope of Puget Sound Rockfish Plan

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on the scope and direction of a new management plan currently being developed for Puget Sound rockfish. The management plan, scheduled for completion in early 2009, will provide a framework for new strategies in areas including…