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NOAA Closes Recreational Fishery for Black Sea Bass

The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife received notice today, Sept. 30, that effective Monday, Oct. 5, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an emergency closure of recreational fishing for black sea bass in all federal waters north of Cape Hatteras, N.C., for 180 days.    The…


CA DFG Announces Two Public Meetings to Discuss Lobster Hoop Net Regulation Changes

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will hold two public meetings in Southern California to review options for potential hoop net regulation changes. Hoop nets are commonly used along the Southern California coast by sport fishermen to catch California spiny lobster. The two meetings, to be held next week…


Venomous Lionfish Should Be Avoided by Divers, Anglers

Lionfish, an introduced marine species with highly venomous spines, should be avoided or handled with great care by divers and fishermen, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The lionfish (Pdf file) is a native of Pacific coral reefs and now inhabits much of the Bahamas, Caribbean and the…


NOAA’s Fisheries Service Cracks Down on Charter Boat Companies Operating Illegally

Charter boat companies feeling the sting of unfair competition have looked to NOAA’s Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement for help. After receiving multiple complaints about allegedly illegal charter boat trips undercutting legal businesses, undercover agents with NOAA OLE’s southeast enforcement division and state special operations divisions from Florida, Mississippi,…


L.D.W.F. Secretary Creates Louisiana Shrimp Processor Advisory Panel

The Louisiana Shrimp Task Force gave Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham the authority to create two advisory panels to the task force.  One advisory panel will be comprised of Louisiana shrimp harvesters from across the state, while the other will be made-up of Louisiana shrimp…


CA DFG Seeks Resources, Partners for Development of a Lobster Fishery Management Plan

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is working to identify resources and partners that will help develop a spiny lobster Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). DFG is considering the California spiny lobster because it is a key species that supports important recreational and commercial fisheries in the Southern California…


NOAA Proposes Measures to Rebuild Blacknose and Other Shark Populations

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is proposing several measures to end overfishing and rebuild blacknose sharks and other shark populations. Nine public hearings will be held on the proposal, from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, in August and September. “Our latest stock assessment found that the blacknose shark is depleted…


Saltwater Angling a Sign of Coastal Vitality

Saltwater recreational fishing continued to provide important economic benefits to America’s coastal communities in 2008, bringing fishermen to the shore to reel in fish, book spots on charter and party boats, buy bait and tackle, stay in local inns and eat at local restaurants, according to a report issued this…


NOAA Grant to Restore Galveston Bay Marsh a ‘Happy Surprise’ for State

AUSTIN, Texas — When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly announced the last week of June that it was providing $5,148,369 to help restore critical wetlands in West Galveston Bay, the news took Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staffers who wrote the grant request by surprise. “It’s a very…


Federal Agencies Protect More Gulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon

NOAA’s Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today extended Endangered Species Act protection to more Atlantic salmon by adding fish in the Penobscot, Kennebec, and Androscoggin rivers and their tributaries to the endangered Gulf of Maine population first listed in 2000. The decision is part of the…