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  • Lake Sturgeon Season on Black Lake to begin Feb. 6

    Lake Sturgeon Season on Black Lake to begin Feb. 6

    Shanties participating in sturgeon season on Black LakeThe Department of Natural Resources has announced the 2016 lake sturgeon fishing season on Black Lake (Cheboygan County) will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. All anglers must register to participate in the lake sturgeon season.

  • Arizona GFD Beats Storm to Deliver Trout

    Arizona GFD Beats Storm to Deliver Trout

    On New Year's Eve at Canyon Lake, Chris Y. caught this nice bass on a DEPS Slide Swimmer 250 on the north shoreline of the main lake in crystal clear water -- with 20 mph gusts.

  • Coast Guard, NPS Rescue 217 Sea Turtles on Outer Banks

    Coast Guard, NPS Rescue 217 Sea Turtles on Outer Banks

    The Coast Guard assisted in rescuing 217 sea turtles Thursday with National Park Service personnel off beaches along the Outer Banks.

  • Organizations Oppose Seizure of Public Lands in Oregon

    Organizations Oppose Seizure of Public Lands in Oregon

    Eight major hunting, fishing, and conservation groups are condemning the extremist takeover of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

  • CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Klamath River Sport Fishery

    CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Klamath River Sport Fishery

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend an informational meeting to review regulatory options and receive public input for the 2016 Klamath River sport fishing seasons, area closures and bag limits.

  • Asian Carp Could Have Major Impact on Lake Erie

    Asian Carp Could Have Major Impact on Lake Erie

    Asian carp pose a major risk to Lake Erie's ecosystem. New computer models suggest these invasive fish could soon account for nearly a third of the lake's total fish population, ultimately causing declines in most other fish species, including prized sport and commercial fish such as walleye.

  • Oklahoma Wildlife Commission Gets Bassmaster Classic Preview

    Oklahoma Wildlife Commission Gets Bassmaster Classic Preview

    Oklahoma Wildlife Commission Gets Bassmaster Classic Preview

  • Reward for Tagged Lake Norman Hybrid Stripers

    Reward for Tagged Lake Norman Hybrid Stripers

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering Lake Norman anglers who catch a tagged hybrid striped bass a $100 reward if they report their catch.

  • Bluefin Tuna Show Early off N.C. Outer Banks

    Bluefin Tuna Show Early off N.C. Outer Banks

    Bluefin tuna season is here again, traditionally running from November through March, sometimes into April, and there have already been landings in Carteret County, as well as some anecdotal reports of the prized commercial fish showing up off the Outer Banks.

  • NOAA Fisheries Announces Regs for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass

    NOAA Fisheries Announces Regs for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass

    Flounder limits will decrease by 30 percent, scup will decrease slightly, and the sea bass allowance will increase by more than 1 million pounds

  • Help Stop the Tunnels! Celebrate the Delta's Beauty and Bounty!

    Help Stop the Tunnels! Celebrate the Delta's Beauty and Bounty!

    Celebrate the Delta’s beauty and bounty in Mardi Gras style for a good cause! Reserve your spot by January 22nd. No tickets will be sold at the door.

  • Zebra Mussels Found in Sherman’s Lake Dean Gilbert

    Zebra Mussels Found in Sherman’s Lake Dean Gilbert

    AUSTIN—Zebra mussels have been found in Lake Dean Gilbert in the city of Sherman’s Pecan Grove Park.

  • Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of the State

    Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of the State

    On Dec. 31, 2015, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified by the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that, in consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a determination has been made that Dungeness and rock crab caught on the mainland coast south of  35° 40′ N Latitude (near Piedras Blancas Light Station in San Luis Obispo County) no longer poses a significant human health risk from high levels of domoic acid and that the fisheries should be opened in a manner consistent with the emergency regulations.

  • 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.