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New York DEC to Reopen 2,500 Acres of Shellfishing Areas

Area Had Been Closed for over 40 Years Citing the positive results of sanitary surveys, water quality monitoring and shellfish tissue testing, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced the reopening of shellfish harvesting areas in approximately 2,500 acres of outer Hempstead Harbor, Nassau…


Razor-clam dig approved at two beaches April 7-9

OLYMPIA– State shellfish managers today announced that the first of two razor-clam digs scheduled in April will proceed as planned, after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams are safe to eat. Two ocean beaches – Long Beach and Twin Harbors – will be open for clam digging on morning low…


DEC to Reopen 3,200 Acres of Shellfishing Areas Most after 40 Years of Closure

Citing the positive results of sanitary surveys, water quality monitoring and shellfish tissue testing, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced proposed regulations to reopen shellfish harvesting areas in approximately 3,200 acres in several bays and harbors around Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk…


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…


Four Million Cubic Yards of Dredge Rock to be Deployed at Nine Reefs

Beginning in April 2009, four million cubic yards of rock generated from New York District, Army Corps of Engineers dredging operations will be deployed on nine New Jersey reefs over the next three years as part of the Artificial Reef Program. The dredge rock, consisting of shale, sandstone and granite…


NY DEC Temporarily Closes All Nassau and Suffolk Shellfishing Areas

Shellfish Closures Follow Heavy Rainfall The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that it has designated shellfish harvesting areas in the towns in Nassau and Suffolk counties as temporarily closed to shellfishing. These temporary emergency closures are in response to the extraordinary volume of stormwater runoff caused…


California DFG Wardens Work with Commercial Lobster Fishermen to Catch Poachers

Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens arrested four suspected lobster poachers over the weekend on two all-night operations. The SCUBA-clad divers are suspected of stealing lobsters from commercial fishermen’s traps. “Lobster trap poachers have always been a problem for commercial lobster fishermen,” stated Eric Kord, skipper to the patrol…


Commerce Secretary Determines Red Tide Disaster in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez determined that the economic effects of closing some shellfish fisheries due to a harmful algal bloom, commonly referred to as a red tide, in ocean waters off Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine has caused a commercial fishery failure. “This natural disaster, which forced the…


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…


Crabbers Asked NOT to Set Crab Pots in Kachemak Bay, Alaska August 15-29

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), will be conducting a sonar survey to provide detailed bottom and habitat mapping of Kachemak Bay. Two NOAA vessels and launches will be conducting the research. The Department of Fish and Game…