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  • Illegal Catch Seized by Coast Guard and FWC

    Illegal Catch Seized by Coast Guard and FWC

    45 Fish Over the Bag Limit

  • Poachers kill trout on Spokane River

    Poachers kill trout on Spokane River

    “I’d never seen anything like that before,” Jay said. “It was just a gigantic massacre.”

  • U.S. House of Representatives passed Modern Fish Act

    U.S. House of Representatives passed Modern Fish Act

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of our nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

  • Delta Aquatic Vegetation Control Program Treatment for July 16 to July 20, 2018

    Delta Aquatic Vegetation Control Program Treatment for July 16 to July 20, 2018

    Brazilian Waterweed (Egeria densa), Curly-leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana), and Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) California Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Program (AIPCP)

  • What do Southern Californians really get out of Gov. Jerry Brown's twin tunnels project?

    What do Southern Californians really get out of Gov. Jerry Brown's twin tunnels project?

    The most expensive state public works project ever would be financed primarily by Southern California water users. But it’s not exactly clear what they’d be buying.

  • LA Water & Delta Advocates Lambast MWD at CA WaterFix Revote; Directors Express Disappointment and Distrust in WaterFix Process

    LA Water & Delta Advocates Lambast MWD at CA WaterFix Revote; Directors Express Disappointment and Distrust in WaterFix Process

    Yesterday, environmental and public interest groups including Restore the Delta, Food and Water Watch California, Sierra Club Los Angeles Chapter, SEIU 721, S.E.E., the Center for Food and Safety, Los Angeles area pastors, and dozens of local Los Angeles County residents delivered another punch of opposing public comments to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) board of directors during their revote on the CA WaterFix project.

  • Praised by fishermen, State Water Board to increase water flows through San Joaquin and tributaries

    Praised by fishermen, State Water Board to increase water flows through San Joaquin and tributaries

    State Water Resources Control Board on July 6 released its final draft plan to increase water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries — the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers — a move praised by fishermen and environmentalists, but criticized by agribusiness representatives.

  • AGFD trucked and airlifted 600,000 gallons of water to catchments in Arizona

    AGFD trucked and airlifted 600,000 gallons of water to catchments in Arizona

    PHOENIX — Water is the essence of life and it’s just as precious for Arizona’s wildlife. For that reason, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has trucked or airlifted about 600,000 gallons of precious water to catchments throughout the state since January. And trail cameras tell the tale of this important work with footage of elk, deer, bighorn sheep and countless other species leaning over for a refreshing drink at one of 3,000 catchments maintained by the department.

  • ELECTRONIC REPORTING SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL FISH LANDINGS

    ELECTRONIC REPORTING SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL FISH LANDINGS

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces the availability of E-tix, a new electronic reporting system for commercial fishery landings that came online July 1, 2018. With the cooperation of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), the E-tix application has been adapted to allow electronic reporting of all California landing records.

  • Increased Efforts to Combat Algal Blooms Requested by Governor

    Increased Efforts to Combat Algal Blooms Requested by Governor

    Governor Rick Scott met with White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to continue advocating for full funding for the repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Governor also spoke about the importance of the federal government quickly approving the EAA reservoir project, which will hold more water south of Lake Okeechobee. For decades, Congress has failed to address these issues and Governor Scott has fought for these projects which will ultimately help minimize harmful water releases to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers and Estuaries that can cause algae to bloom.

  • AZFG Accepts Applications for $75,000 Available for Hunting, Fishing Retention Programs

    AZFG Accepts Applications for $75,000 Available for Hunting, Fishing Retention Programs

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for $75,000 in annual grant funding for local sportsmen’s organizations to provide public, hands-on projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers.

  • CDFW SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN REDDING AREA

    CDFW SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN REDDING AREA

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently seeking applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) in the Redding area.

  • Fishing Rule Change for Columbia River

    Fishing Rule Change for Columbia River

    Additional information: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adult sockeye or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack chinook, sockeye. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches.

  • U.S. Senate has unanimously designated June Great Outdoors Month

    U.S. Senate has unanimously designated June Great Outdoors Month

    For the second year in a row, the U.S. Senate has unanimously designated June “Great Outdoors Month!”  Active outdoor fun on America’s public lands and waters continues to enjoy bipartisan support.

  • Teen Catches Third Tagged Redfish

    Teen Catches Third Tagged Redfish

    From the Bank Ty Trosclair of Grand Chenier, along with his dad and friend were fishing the banks of Rockefeller Refuge last Sunday when he landed the redfish of a lifetime.  Their target of the day was trout but shortly into the outing, Ty brought the red tagged redfish to shore.

  • Angler cited for catching and keeping sturgeon

    Angler cited for catching and keeping sturgeon

    Michael Melton (32) caught the sturgeon on the evening of June 17th, and placed the fish in his vehicle. "Fortunately, a nearby angler took action,” Fish and Game conservation officer Brian Jack noted. “He called the CAP hotline and provided us with a license plate number and accurate descriptions of both the vehicle and the suspect.”

  • Free Fishing Day July 7 | No Fishing License Required

    Free Fishing Day July 7 | No Fishing License Required

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is encouraging all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 7 and Sept. 1, 2018.

  • Bill Approved to Reduce Sea Lion Predation on Salmon and Steelhead

    Bill Approved to Reduce Sea Lion Predation on Salmon and Steelhead

    Bipartisan measure addresses unchecked predation at environmental pinch points in the Columbia River system

  • Invasive Plant at Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Invasive Plant at Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, (MDWFP) aquatic plant control personnel found Giant Salvinia, an aggressive invasive plant, in Ross Barnett Reservoir recently. The plant was sparsely distributed over a 5-acre area in Pelahatchie Bay. MDWFP personnel will use herbicides to control the Giant Salvinia. According to Fisheries Biologist Dennis Riecke “this plant grows rapidly and forms thick surface mats which can prevent boating. Once aquatic invasive species are released into our natural waters, they are very difficult and expensive to control. Anglers and boaters are encouraged to clean, drain and dry their boating equipment after each use and certainly before traveling to fish or boat at a different location to limit the spread of aquatic invasive species.

  • Restoring Franks Tract

    Restoring Franks Tract

    For these reasons, Franks Tract is considered a strong candidate for partial restoration. Various partners, led by CDFW, are proposing to restore about 1,000 acres of Franks Tract to tidal marsh.