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  • Two of Oregon's Worst Fish Passage Barriers Removed

    Two of Oregon's Worst Fish Passage Barriers Removed

    This summer, the Fielder and Wimer dams on Evans Creek in Oregon were removed, restoring unimpeded fish passage to an important Rogue River tributary. Completion of this project allows migratory fish, including Endangered Species Act-listed coho salmon, free access to 70 miles of high-quality habitat

  • Monroe Lake anglers must take precautions against Asian carp

    Monroe Lake anglers must take precautions against Asian carp

    Invasive Asian carp are knocking on Monroe Lake's door, and DNR officials are warning anglers not to let them in. Silver and bighead carp (collectively referred to as Asian carp) have been found in Salt Creek, directly below the Monroe Lake dam. The dam prevents the carp from entering the lake.

  • NOAA Seeks Comments on Changes in Snapper-Grouper, Golden Crab, Dolphin and Wahoo Regulations

    NOAA Seeks Comments on Changes in Snapper-Grouper, Golden Crab, Dolphin and Wahoo Regulations

    NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes for Regulations for Snapper-Grouper and Golden Crab in the South Atlantic, and Dolphin and Wahoo in the Atlantic Region

  • Most of Puget Sound to Reopen Oct. 1 for Crab Fishing

    Most of Puget Sound to Reopen Oct. 1 for Crab Fishing

    Most marine areas of Puget Sound will reopen for recreational crab fishing Oct. 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.

  • NOAA Threatens Recreational Harvest of Red Snapper, Says CCC

    NOAA Threatens Recreational Harvest of Red Snapper, Says CCC

    There's a lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court in New Orleans that every recreational angler ought to be following like a hawk.

  • New Missouri Record for "Alternative Method" Flathead Catfish

    New Missouri Record for "Alternative Method" Flathead Catfish

    Pictured left to right) Fisherman Mathew McConkey and his two friends Lloyd Kendall and Wes Coke hold the 100-pound new state-record falthead catfish.

  • Corps Seeks Volunteers for Beaver Lake (AR) Cleanup

    Corps Seeks Volunteers for Beaver Lake (AR) Cleanup

    The Army Corps of Engineers Beaver Lake Project Office is looking for volunteers to join the Annual Beaver Lake Cleanup, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday Sept 26.

  • Michigan Weirs During Egg-Take Program

    Michigan Weirs During Egg-Take Program

    Employee pushing fish through the egg-take process at Little Manistee River WeirThe Department of Natural Resources is offering free tours to the public and school groups this fall at the Boardman River Weir located in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir located in Manistee County, and the Platte River Weir located in Benzie County. Tours are available throughout September and October.

  • NOAA Seeks Input on Deep Sea Coral Protection

    NOAA Seeks Input on Deep Sea Coral Protection

    NOAA invites your input on possible permanent protections for three deep sea canyons — Oceanographer, Gilbert, and Lydonia

  • Fishing Industry Supports Red Snapper Data Improvement Act

    Fishing Industry Supports Red Snapper Data Improvement Act

    John's Pass, Florida - Commercial fishermen, charter fishermen, and seafood restauranteurs came together to support a piece of legislation introduced by Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) that proposes to designate $10 million annually in federal grants for important data collection on red snapper and other reef fish species in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf Red Snapper Data Improvement Act (H.R.3521) will fund third-party data collection through grants managed by the Southeast Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service.

  • Michigan DNR Announces Surplus Salmon Available to Public

    Michigan DNR Announces Surplus Salmon Available to Public

    The public again this year is invited to purchase surplus salmon that has been harvested at Michigan Department of Natural Resources weirs around the state.

  • Gulf Council to Meet in Galveston, Texas

    Gulf Council to Meet in Galveston, Texas

    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet October 5 - 8, 2015, at the Hilton Galveston Island Hotel in Galveston, Texas. Committee meetings will convene Monday at 8:30 am, concluding at 11:00 am Wednesday.

  • Support for Spawning Habitat Protection Zones

    Support for Spawning Habitat Protection Zones

    As a member of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Snapper/Grouper Advisory Panel, it's important to address the implementation of the Snapper Grouper Amendment 36 – Spawning Special Management Zones (SMZs).

  • Project to Conserve Arizona Hunting, Angling Locations

    Project to Conserve Arizona Hunting, Angling Locations

    Arizona's sportsmen and sportswomen will have an opportunity to help conserve their favorite public hunting and fishing destinations by participating in the Sportsman's Values Mapping Project, a statewide effort being launched by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with several state sportsmen's groups.

  • Two Charged with Poaching 35 Maryland Stripers

    Two Charged with Poaching 35 Maryland Stripers

    Two men were charged on Saturday by a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer with poaching 35 striped bass while fishing from a boat off Kent Narrows.

  • Arizona Groups, Businesses Share Lees Ferry Trout Fishery Ideas

    Arizona Groups, Businesses Share Lees Ferry Trout Fishery Ideas

    Sportsmen, conservationists and fishing guides suggest ways to enhance conditions for rainbow trout and native fish downstream

  • Invasive Algae found in Massachusetts' Westfield River West Branch

    Invasive Algae found in Massachusetts' Westfield River West Branch

    The presence of the freshwater algae Didymosphenia geminata (a.k.a Didymo or "rock snot") was recently observed by Dr. Caleb Slater, a fisheries biologist with the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) during routine fisheries sampling on August 31, 2015 in the West Branch of the Westfield River in the town of Chester in Hampden County. DFW collected samples and made the preliminary identification which was confirmed by independent experts on September 2.

  • Colorado TU Calls for Reauthorization of Land & Water Conservation Fund

    Colorado TU Calls for Reauthorization of Land & Water Conservation Fund

    For 50 Years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect public lands and support outdoor recreation. If Congress doesn't act, it will expire in 20 days.

  • DNR Requests Angler Assistance in Lake Michigan Smallmouth Study

    DNR Requests Angler Assistance in Lake Michigan Smallmouth Study

    Tagged smallmouth bass being held by DNR employeeThe Department of Natural Resources is requesting help from anglers in an ongoing study of smallmouth bass in northern Lake Michigan.

  • U.S. Fishermen Get Cameras to Track Bluefin Tuna

    U.S. Fishermen Get Cameras to Track Bluefin Tuna

    Atlantic bluefin tuna are among the most valuable fish in the ocean. Keeping populations sustainable relies, in good part, on tracking how many bluefin are commercially caught, landed, and released.