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  • More than 2 Dozen Fish Poachers Convicted for Illegal Possession

    More than 2 Dozen Fish Poachers Convicted for Illegal Possession

    Officers discovered that nearly all of the walleye had been cut into chunks in an attempt to disguise how many fish had been kept.

  • Temporary Suspension on Sale of Fishing, Hunting Licenses

    Temporary Suspension on Sale of Fishing, Hunting Licenses

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has temporarily suspended the sale of fishing and hunting licenses while it works with the state Office of Cyber Security (OCS) to investigate a vulnerability in an outside vendor's license sale system that was recently exploited in several states, including Washington.

  • CDFW Angler Update | Fish for Free

    CDFW Angler Update | Fish for Free

    September is a great month to take someone new to fishing and show them the ropes. Fall run salmon in the Central Valley rivers, striped bass in the Delta, tuna and yellowtail off the coast of Southern California and trout fishing in the Sierra are all great bets for September fishing in California. Get out on the water, take a friend or family member with you and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Proposal to Eradicate California’s Bass Population Withdrawn

    Proposal to Eradicate California’s Bass Population Withdrawn

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), along with a coalition of leaders in the recreational fishing and boating community, are pleased to announce thatstriped and black (largemouth and smallmouth) bass, important sportfish species in California, won’t be targeted for eradication as invasive species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its tributaries.

  • Salmon Fishing on the Klamath River to Close for the Season

    Salmon Fishing on the Klamath River to Close for the Season

    Anglers only have a limited time to fish for salmon in a popular Del Norte County spot before it closes for the season.

  • Fish Disease Leads to Complete Closure of Yellowstone River

    Fish Disease Leads to Complete Closure of Yellowstone River

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is implementing an immediate closure of all water-based recreation (fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating, etc.) on the Yellowstone River and its tributaries from Yellowstone National Park's northern boundary at Gardiner to the Highway 212 bridge in Laurel.

  • NOAA Announces Rule Changes for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass

    NOAA Announces Rule Changes for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass

    NOAA Fisheries is announcing new recreational regulations for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass for the 2016 fishing year in federal waters.

  • KCET State Auditors Look Into 'Potentially Improper' Delta Tunnel Transactions

    KCET State Auditors Look Into 'Potentially Improper' Delta Tunnel Transactions

    Last week, Northern and Southern California state legislators had a rare breakthrough over one of the state’s most divisive issues — water.

  • More than 33 Million Fish Stocked

    More than 33 Million Fish Stocked

    The Department of Natural Resources today announced the final totals from its spring and summer fish-stocking efforts.

  • Washington: Rivers Designated Gene Banks to Protect Wild Steelhead

    Washington: Rivers Designated Gene Banks to Protect Wild Steelhead

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today designated the Nisqually and Elwha rivers as wild steelhead gene banks to help conserve wild steelhead populations.

  • DWF Reminds Anglers/Boaters that Feeding Alligators is Illegal

    DWF Reminds Anglers/Boaters that Feeding Alligators is Illegal

    Feeding alligators is illegal in Mississippi. Feeding alligators will condition wild alligators to associate humans and human activity with a source of food.

  • Climate Change, California Water, and the Delta Tunnels

    Climate Change, California Water, and the Delta Tunnels

    In California, drought is the new normal.

  • Public tours of Black River sturgeon hatchery offered

    Public tours of Black River sturgeon hatchery offered

    "On the tour visitors will see the 3-month-old lake sturgeon currently in the hatchery, and learn about early life history and how we can all play a role to keep healthy populations of this fish in our waters.

  • CA Legislature to Audit CA “WaterFix” Funding

    CA Legislature to Audit CA “WaterFix” Funding

    Sacramento – Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted to launch an audit into funding for the California WaterFix (Delta Tunnels) as requested by Assemblymember Susan Eggman and Senator Lois Wolk.

  • Black Sea Bass Study Underway

    Black Sea Bass Study Underway

    The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) has established a new collaborative project with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore(UMES), Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), and National Fish Habitat Fund (Fund) to study black sea bass habitat characteristics, fish abundance, and fish diets in the Mid-Atlantic.

  • Give Fish a Voice: A VERY Important Public Service Message !!!

    Give Fish a Voice: A VERY Important Public Service Message !!!

    The clock is ticking. We MUST band together and make our voices heard before our most vital resource, WATER, is taken from us!! Get involved before it's TOO LATE!!!

  • Give Fish a Voice: A VERY Important Public Service Message !!!

    Give Fish a Voice: A VERY Important Public Service Message !!!

    The clock is ticking. We MUST band together and make our voices heard before our most vital resource, WATER, is taken from us!! Get involved before it's TOO LATE!!!

  • Subway Cars  Generate New Life

    Subway Cars Generate New Life

    Each summer staff conduct offshore artificial reef monitoring via SCUBA diving at as many reef sites as possible. Through diver surveys staff can assess material structural integrity, species abundance and diversity, as well as fish and invertebrate biomass accumulation over time.

  • Trawlers Suspected in Disappearance of Atlantic Shad, Herring

    Trawlers Suspected in Disappearance of Atlantic Shad, Herring

    Journal Blueback herring and alewife, known collectively as river herring, (shown here) once outnumbered shad at Conowingo Dam's lift but have virtually disappeared in recent years. (Dave Harp) Blueback herring and alewife, known collectively as river herring,

  • 2017 FELL Marine

    2017 FELL Marine

    2017 FELL Marine