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LDWF Hosts Second Annual Louisiana Saltwater Series Fishing Tournament

Feb. 16, 2011 – The Louisiana Saltwater Series will soon return to the Gulf Coast for the tournament’s second year. Hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the series is dedicated to catch-and-release saltwater angling through a series of agency-sponsored fishing tournaments. The series was developed by…


Scientists Successfully Use Sedation to Help Disentangle North Atlantic Right Whale

Scientists from NOAA Fisheries Service and its state and nonprofit partners successfully used at-sea chemical sedation to help cut the remaining ropes from a young North Atlantic right whale on January 15 off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. The sedative given to the whale allowed the disentanglement team to…


NOAA Establishes Eight Marine Protected Areas to Provide Safe Havens for Deep-Water Fish

NOAA has established eight separate marine protected areas encompassing a total of 529 square nautical miles in south Atlantic federal waters to shield deep-water fish species and their habitats from fishing. All fishing for snappers, groupers, tilefishes, grunts, porgies, and sea basses is prohibited throughout the protected areas, which are…


NOAA to Create Saltwater Angler Registry in 2010

Final rule gives states more time to implement local data gathering NOAA’s Fisheries Service released its final rule today to create a national saltwater angler registry of all marine recreational fishermen to help the nation better protect our shared marine resources. A requirement to establish a registry was included in…


Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration To Florida

The Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) program is one federal program that really lives up to its name.  For more than half a century, it has been one of the best “user-pays, user-benefits” initiatives anywhere.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received more than $11…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report – 11/19/2008

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: The front brought new birds to the region but mild temperatures quickly returned. Outfitters have said temperatures in the 70s have not prompted geese to feed heavily, which has hurt decoying action….


Thanksgiving Turkey? How About Duck, Venison, Salmon, Clams or Crab?

General turkey-hunting seasons are closed for the year, but hunters and anglers still have plenty of opportunities to contribute to the Thanksgiving Day feast in the days ahead. The late buck season – already under way in Eastern Washington – gets started tomorrow (Nov. 13) on the west side of…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report – 11/12/2008

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Outfitters say playa lakes look good and are holding lots of ducks and geese. Most of the birds are scattered throughout the region with the abundance of water. Colder weather should congregate…


Texas Weekly Migratory Bird Hunting Report – 11/5/2008

Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February. High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Conditions look good in the Panhandle region near Amarillo, Dumas, Etter and Spearman. Outfitters say playa lakes are full of water and lots of waterfowl are roosting on them. Good duck hunts…


Commerce Secretary Determines Blue Crab Disaster in Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today determined that a decline in the harvest of soft shell and peeler blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay is a commercial fishery failure. The declaration is an important step in making watermen and their communities eligible for economic assistance. The harvest value of soft…