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  • NOAA Seeks Input on Recreational Fishing Plan

    NOAA Seeks Input on Recreational Fishing Plan

    We are taking an important step in our management of saltwater recreational fisheries with the development of a Greater Atlantic Region Recreational Fisheries Implementation Plan. Our regional recreational implementation plan will be a blueprint of concrete actions to be taken in the northeast to implement the framework laid out in the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Implementation Plan.

  • Missouri to Stock Urban Lakes for Winter Trout Fishing - See more at: h

    Missouri to Stock Urban Lakes for Winter Trout Fishing - See more at: h

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is stocking more than 70,000 rainbow trout in 31 urban-area lakes around the state for winter trout fishing beginning Nov. 1.

  • No Motor Tournament Nov. 7 Will Restore Habitat in Southern California

    No Motor Tournament Nov. 7 Will Restore Habitat in Southern California

    Fifth Annual "No Motor" Tournament Set for Saturday November 7, Will Support Continued Critical Habitat Restoration at Carpinteria Salt Marsh

  • Trip Limit Decreased for Commercial Harvest of Gag Grouper in South Atlantic

    Trip Limit Decreased for Commercial Harvest of Gag Grouper in South Atlantic

    The daily trip limit for the commercial harvest of gag in the South Atlantic is reduced from 1,000 pounds gutted weight to 500 pounds gutted weight, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) October 18, 2015. NOAA Fisheries has determined 75 percent of the quota of 295,459 pounds gutted weight has been landed. - See more at: http://www.thefishingwire.com/story/358882#sthash.V0kIF45U.dpuf

  • Michigan Works with Partners to Stop Aquatic Invaders

    Michigan Works with Partners to Stop Aquatic Invaders

    Michigan is known nationally for its excellent fishing opportunities. There aren't many states where within an hour's drive world class fishing for steelhead, bass, carp, muskellunge, walleye, and resident trout exist. Michigan's trout fisheries are arguably the best of all and it's no accident that Trout Unlimited was founded along the banks of Michigan's Au Sable River. The trout fishing experience in Michigan expands well beyond the act of catching a trout. - See more at: http://www.thefishingwire.com/story/358993#sthash.U2FSzwY5.dpuf

  • MI DNR seeks photos from the public for 'Ask the DNR' programs showcasing the Upper Peninsula

    MI DNR seeks photos from the public for 'Ask the DNR' programs showcasing the Upper Peninsula

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking recent photos from the public to show during broadcasts of "Ask the DNR" – a live, hourlong call-in show produced five times a year and broadcast on WNMU-TV13 from Marquette

  • Florida TrophyCatch Program Welcomes New Partners

    Florida TrophyCatch Program Welcomes New Partners

    TrophyCatch (TrophyCatchFlorida.com) recently announced the successful conclusion of its third season as a citizen-science, conservation rewards program that continues to document Florida's status as the bass fishing capital of the world. Entering into Season 4 (Oct. 1, 2015, to Sep. 30, 2016) several new businesses have partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make TrophyCatch even more appealing.

  • Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index on Chesapeake is Eighth Highest on Record

    Maryland Striped Bass Juvenile Index on Chesapeake is Eighth Highest on Record

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the 2015 striped bass juvenile index is the eighth highest on record. The survey, a measure of spawning success, found an average of 24.2 juvenile fish per sample, approximately double the long-term average of 11.9.

  • Three Cited in Louisiana For Over-Limit Red Drum

    Three Cited in Louisiana For Over-Limit Red Drum

    The agent cited Donisote Santos, 53, of Chalmette, Jose Goronci, 43, of Metairie, and Jose DiSalva, 49, of Kenner, for taking over the limit of red drum and taking over the limit of red drum in excess of 27 inches. DiSalva was also cited for not possessing basic or saltwater fishing licenses.

  • Alaska, B.C. Anglers Support Shared Watershed Protection

    Alaska, B.C. Anglers Support Shared Watershed Protection

    Two new polls show Alaskans and British Columbians overwhelmingly support increased protection for water, fish, jobs and culture from mining development taking place in northwest British Columbia (B.C). The region includes the transboundary watersheds of the Taku, Stikine and Unuk Rivers that originate in B.C. and flow into Alaska.

  • Idaho Steelhead Counts on the Rise

    Idaho Steelhead Counts on the Rise

    The number of steelhead migrating into Idaho is increasing, as counts over Lower Granite Dam have been in the thousands for about three weeks now. During the four day period ending on Sunday, October 4, the average count at Lower Granite was over 2,700 fish per day.

  • Bill Benefiting Recreational Fishing Clears House Natural Resources Committee

    Bill Benefiting Recreational Fishing Clears House Natural Resources Committee

    The recreational fishing industry applauds today’s passage of a bill by the House Natural Resources Committee that benefits recreational fishing and hunting and natural resource conservation

  • Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

    Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) kicked off the fall trout stocking season last week, releasing roughly 3,500 rainbow trout in Western Maryland.

  • NH "Let's Go Fishing" Program Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors

    NH "Let's Go Fishing" Program Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors

    Are you an avid angler looking to give back to your community and share your love of fishing? NH Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" program is currently seeking volunteer instructors to teach ice fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults.

  • California Recreational Spiny Lobster Season Now Underway

    California Recreational Spiny Lobster Season Now Underway

    Thousands of lobster fishermen eagerly awaited the start of the sport season for California's spiny lobster, which opened Oct. 3 and continues through March 16, 2016.

  • Utah Kokanee Fishing Rule Change

    Utah Kokanee Fishing Rule Change

    New fishing rules will make it easier to know when you and can't keep kokanee salmon in 2016. Photo by Ron Stewart

  • Red Tide Again Showing Off Florida's Gulf Coast

    Red Tide Again Showing Off Florida's Gulf Coast

    Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present along and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties and adjacent to Franklin County in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida.

  • Arizona Lifts Fish Consumption Advisory on Gila River, Tributaries

    Arizona Lifts Fish Consumption Advisory on Gila River, Tributaries

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced today that it has lifted the consumption advisory for fish caught in the Gila River and its tributaries within and downstream of the Phoenix metropolitan area – this includes 100 miles of streams and 286 acres of lakes. Fish caught from these waters are no longer unsafe to eat due to banned pesticides (DDT, chlordane or toxaphene).

  • Heavy Rains Suspend North Carolina Trout Stockings

    Heavy Rains Suspend North Carolina Trout Stockings

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has suspended all Delayed Harvest trout stockings effective today, until further notice, due to forecasted heavy rains and expected flood conditions over the upcoming weekend.

  • 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