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  • Reservations accepted for annual Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet

    Reservations accepted for annual Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet

    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will recognize 16 people during the 2015 Commission Awards event, which will commend national, state and local leaders, wildlife advocates and volunteers for their work to support the state’s wildlife. The event will be Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Arizona Grand Resort at 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway in Phoenix.

  • CDFW Seeks Natural Resource Volunteers for North Coast Area

    CDFW Seeks Natural Resource Volunteers for North Coast Area

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in the Eureka area.

  • Controversial sale of Delta islands runs into problems

    Controversial sale of Delta islands runs into problems

    A controversial plan that would put Southern California’s most powerful water agency in control of a group of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta islands has run into a potentially significant hurdle.

  • January 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

    January 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

    Weekends — Sandhill Crane Wetland Tour at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve. CDFW docent-led public tours are available to view greater and lesser sandhill cranes at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve outside of Lodi, W Woodbridge Road (95242). Self-guided tours are also available and are enhanced with interpretive panels.

  • NOAA Awards More than $8 Million for Coral Reef Restoration

    NOAA Awards More than $8 Million for Coral Reef Restoration

    NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program is awarding more than $8.4 million in grants and cooperative agreements, this year, to support conservation projects and scientific studies that benefit coral reef management across seven U.S. states and territories, the Caribbean and Micronesia.

  • Warmer air and sea, declining ice continue to trigger Arctic change

    Warmer air and sea, declining ice continue to trigger Arctic change

    Fish and walruses moving in face of new challenges - A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that air temperature in 2015 across the Arctic was well above average with temperature anomalies over land more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit above average, the highest since records began in 1900. Increasing air and sea surface temperatures, decreasing sea ice extent and Greenland ice sheet mass, and changing behavior of fish and walrus are among key observations released today in the Arctic Report Card 2015.

  • Our 10th year fighting Delta Tunnels is 8 days away!

    Our 10th year fighting Delta Tunnels is 8 days away!

    Governor Brown’s California Water (non) Fix, aka the Delta tunnels, will devastate the Bay-Delta estuary, first through fourteen years of construction impacts that will not be mitigated, and then through operation of the project, depriving the estuary of essential fresh water flows. The Delta tunnels will transform the estuary into a stagnant, polluted, saltwater pool, unfit for urban drinking water supplies, agricultural use, recreation, business uses, fishery protections, and terrestrial species.

  • USACE Wants to Recycle Your Christmas Tree as Fish Cover

    USACE Wants to Recycle Your Christmas Tree as Fish Cover

    The Corps will use donated trees to create fish habitat in the lake by placing fish shelters made of bundles of Christmas trees. To donate your tree drop it off from Dec. 26 until Jan. 15 at Sandy Beach boat ramp in Heber Springs, Devils Fork Park's new high-water boat ramp in the Greers Ferry/Fairfield Bay area, or Choctaw Park's boat ramp in the Clinton area. Please do not block access to the ramps for those folks wanting to launch boats.

  • Washington Adopts New Sportfishing Regs

    Washington Adopts New Sportfishing Regs

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday adopted nearly 50 new sportfishing rules, including a requirement that anglers release all wild steelhead they catch on several streams on the Olympic Peninsula.

  • Leaders Gather for BoatUS National Advisory Council

    Leaders Gather for BoatUS National Advisory Council

    Leaders Gather for BoatUS National Advisory Council

  • NOAA study finds ‘living shorelines’ can lessen climate change’s effects

    NOAA study finds ‘living shorelines’ can lessen climate change’s effects

    Protected and stabilized shorelines can store carbon, promote coastal resilience, improve water quality, and fish habitats

  • Chesapeake Bay Produces 600,000 Pounds of Blue Catfish

    Chesapeake Bay Produces 600,000 Pounds of Blue Catfish

    Blue catfish are picking up steam as the species that's as edible as they are invasive and abundant.

  • East Bay Developer Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges

    East Bay Developer Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges

    A Dublin land developer pleaded no contest today to charges of submitting fraudulent documents to the City of Dublin in an attempt to avoid development requirements to protect two state-protected species, the California Tiger Salamander and the Red-legged frog.

  • Salmon Season Reopens in Grays Harbor (WA) and Tributaries

    Salmon Season Reopens in Grays Harbor (WA) and Tributaries

    Rescinds fishing closures for gamefish and salmon in Grays Harbor (Catch Area 2-2) and all tributaries. Fishing is open only in the locations, and during the dates, listed in the 2015-16 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

  • Alabama Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Gulf Red Snapper Fishery Mismanagement

    Alabama Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Gulf Red Snapper Fishery Mismanagement

    Alexandria, VA – Dec. 16, 2015– Today’s Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill includes several actions important to recreational fishing championed by Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).  The bill includes a number of provisions that attempt to address the ongoing Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery mismanagement that has resulted in an abbreviated ten-day season for private sector recreational anglers.

  • Sportfishing Industry Lists 2015 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments

    Sportfishing Industry Lists 2015 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments

    Alexandria, VA – December 15 – 2015 - Over the course of 2015, numerous legislative, public policy and advocacy activities occurred that will have a lasting impact on recreational fishing’s future. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today recounted seven of the top recreational fishing advocacy accomplishments of 2015.

  • Michigan DNR Works to Reduce Pressure on Saginaw Bay Yellow Perch

    Michigan DNR Works to Reduce Pressure on Saginaw Bay Yellow Perch

    An experimental commercial whitefish venture — operating out of Harbor Beach in Huron County and farther south than similar Lake Huron commercial enterprises — is not only paying dividends for the fisherman involved, it's designed to benefit Michigan's sport fishing anglers as well.

  • NOAA Says Atlantic Shark Populations Healthy—Commercial Season Opens Jan. 1

    NOAA Says Atlantic Shark Populations Healthy—Commercial Season Opens Jan. 1

    NOAA Fisheries strives to achieve balance between the long-term survival of fish stocks with the long-term survival of fisheries, which includes commercial and recreational fishermen­—the shark fishery is no exception to this

  • Idaho Lake Could Produce State Record Perch this Winter

    Idaho Lake Could Produce State Record Perch this Winter

    Lake Cascade produced three perch in 2014 that topped a state record that had stood for 38 years, and also a world's record for largest perch ever caught on a tip-up rig.

  • Alabama's Only Trout Fishery Stocked with 3500 Rainbows

    Alabama's Only Trout Fishery Stocked with 3500 Rainbows

    Some 3,500 rainbow trout from the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery were released in the Sipsey Branch below Lewis Smith Dam in mid-November according to Doug Darr, Aquatic Education Coordinator for the state, and these fish have now spread out over several miles of the upper river to provide good action.