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Federal panel adopts options for ocean salmon sport fisheries

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Anglers fishing along the Washington coast will see a lower catch quota for chinook salmon this year even though the total number of fish expected to return is higher. Three ocean salmon-fishing options approved today by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) establish a lower harvest range…


DEM ANNOUNCES THAT SALTWATER FISHING LICENSES WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND AT NEW ENGLAND SALTWATER FISHING SHOW

PROVIDENCE — Recreational saltwater anglers will be able to obtain saltwater fishing licenses at the New England Saltwater Fishing Show at the RI Convention Center this week-end. The Show runs from Friday, March 11th through Sunday, March 13th. It is the largest saltwater fishing show in the Northeast. The Department…


Commercial Harvest of Vermilion Snapper Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South Atlantic Federal Waters on March 10, 2011

The commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic federal waters is closed, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) March 10, 2011, until 12:01 a.m. (local time) July 1, 2011. NOAA Fisheries Service has determined the 2011 January through June commercial quota of 315,523 pounds of vermilion snapper will have…


2010 N.H. Trophy Fish Winners Announced

CONCORD, N.H. — Don Miller, Fisheries Biologist and Trophy Fish Program Coordinator, has announced the winners of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s 2010 New Hampshire Trophy Fish Program.  For a full list of winning anglers and their catches, visit www.fishnh.com/Fishing/trophy_fish_2010.html. New Hampshire’s Trophy Fish Program provides anglers with…


MD DNR Ends Commercial LCC Crab License Buyback

Annapolis, Md. (March 1, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is ending the Limited Crab Catcher (LCC) commercial license buyback program after retiring nearly 700 LCC licenses in about a year and a half. DNR is no longer offering to purchase LCC licenses as of March 11,…


N. Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Reopens March 1

February 25, 2011 The recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in northern Florida reopens on March 1. This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of spotted seatrout beginning in March. Spotted seatrout harvest is prohibited in February in Atlantic Ocean waters north of the Flagler-Volusia…


NOAA Announces Measures to Rebuild Blacknose Sharks, Manage Smooth Dogfish and End Overfishing of Shortfin Mako Sharks

NOAA’s Fisheries Service today outlined new measures to rebuild the populations of blacknose sharks, help end overfishing on shortfin mako sharks, and begin management of smooth dogfish. The public may review the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the measures, which are expected to go into effect this June “The new…


United States Pushes for Strong Measures to Protect Bluefin Tuna

2009/11/11 – Dr. Jane Lubchenco, under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator issued the following statement urging the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to heed the scientific advice and adopt measures that will end overfishing in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean and…


Atlantic Vermilion Snapper, South Florida Spotted Seatrout Seasons Close Nov. 1

10/29/2009 – The recreational harvest seasons for vermilion snapper in the Atlantic Ocean and spotted seatrout in South Florida will close on Nov. 1.  These closures are intended to reduce overfishing and increase the population of vermilion snapper in the Atlantic and help maintain the abundance of spotted seatrout in…


Assistant Secretary Strickland Announces Support for Listing Atlantic Bluefin Tuna on International Trade Endangered Species List

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Tom Strickland, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, announced that the United States supports a proposal submitted by the principality of Monaco to list the Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in Appendix I of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered…