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  • Commercial rock crab fishery opens

    Commercial rock crab fishery opens

    Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that it will be opening the commercial rock crab fishery from near Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County (40° 30.00’ N. Lat.) north to the Humboldt Bay entrance at the north jetty (40° 46.15’ N. latitude), including all ocean waters of Humboldt Bay.

  • Opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery delayed due to elevated levels of domoic acid

    Opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery delayed due to elevated levels of domoic acid

    Northern Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Further Delayed in Ocean Waters North of Patrick’s Point, Humboldt County due to Public Health Hazard

  • In Anticipation of Quota Reduction Part of Red Grouper Commercial Allocation Withheld

    In Anticipation of Quota Reduction Part of Red Grouper Commercial Allocation Withheld

    NOAA Fisheries will withhold distribution of 59.4 percent of red grouper IFQ commercial allocation on January 1, 2019, the percentage of an intended commercial annual catch limit reduction requested by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

  • Sonoma County Opens Commercial Dungeness Crab Season

    Sonoma County Opens Commercial Dungeness Crab Season

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a declaration to open the commercial Dungeness crab fishery from Bodega Head, Sonoma County north to the Sonoma/Mendocino county line.

  • Northern California commercial Dungeness crab season due to poor crab meat quality test results

    Northern California commercial Dungeness crab season due to poor crab meat quality test results

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a memo today delaying the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season due to poor crab meat quality test results. The delay includes Fish and Game Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties).

  • 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.

  • CDFW announced an extended area open to commercial rock crab fishing

    CDFW announced an extended area open to commercial rock crab fishing

    Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that it has extended the area open to commercial rock crab fishing from the Sonoma/Mendocino County line (38° 46.1′ N. Lat., near Gualala, Mendocino County) south to the California/Mexico border.

  • Opening of Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Extended to Sonoma/Mendocino County Line

    Opening of Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Extended to Sonoma/Mendocino County Line

    Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that it has extended the area open to commercial rock crab fishing from the Sonoma/Mendocino County line (38° 46.1′ N. Lat., near Gualala, Mendocino County) south to the California/Mexico border.

  • Commercial fishing simulator has a fish-gutting minigame

    Commercial fishing simulator has a fish-gutting minigame

    I love this commercial fishing simulator, and not just because it has a fish-gutting minigame It's super repetitive and extremely dull at times, but I have to admit I'm hooked.

  • New Recreational/Commercial Shark Fishing Requirements for 2018

    New Recreational/Commercial Shark Fishing Requirements for 2018

    NOAA Fisheries reminds Highly Migratory Species (HMS) vessels that the remaining new recreational and commercial measures implementing Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP) become effective January 1, 2018. Amendment 5b implemented a range of management measures to end overfishing and rebuild overfished dusky sharks. Other measures for Amendment 5b became effective June 5, 2017. For more details on all of these measures, and to view the associated outreach materials, please refer to the Amendment 5b website:

  • CDFW announced 15-day delay for the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season.

    CDFW announced 15-day delay for the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season.

    The Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced a final 15-day delay for the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season. Crab condition improved from the last round of pre-season quality testing conducted on Dec. 19. However, crab had not reached the minimum meat recovery criteria as established by the Tri-State Dungeness Crab Committee testing protocol.

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    Rapala® RipStop® “The Office” Commercial with Mike Iaconelli

    Mike Iaconelli Ripstop from Rapala

  • Non Sandbar Large Coastal Sharks Fishing to Open

    Non Sandbar Large Coastal Sharks Fishing to Open

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the commercial fishing season for Non-Sandbar Large Coastal Sharks will open in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2018. Federal waters will also open in the Gulf of Mexico at this time.

  • Agents cited two fishermen for alleged commercial fishing violations

    Agents cited two fishermen for alleged commercial fishing violations

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two mullet fishermen on Dec. 4 for alleged commercial fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish.

  • Commercial Spiny Lobster Fishery Closure has been Lifted

    Commercial Spiny Lobster Fishery Closure has been Lifted

    Today the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham lifted a portion of the commercial fishery closure around Anacapa Island east of 119°30.000’ W. longitude and north of 34°00.000’ N. latitude as recommended by state health agencies. According to the notice from the Director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessments (OEHHA), sampling of spiny lobster and analysis of samples by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) laboratories indicates that consumption of spiny lobster taken from this area no longer poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

  • Public Health Hazard Closes Commercial Spiny Lobster Fishery at East End of Santa Cruz Island

    Public Health Hazard Closes Commercial Spiny Lobster Fishery at East End of Santa Cruz Island

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham has enacted a commercial spiny lobster fishery closure effective immediately.

  • Special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp

    Special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will open a special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp from Nov. 1-Dec. 31.

  • Last Remaining Area of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open

    Last Remaining Area of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open

    The last remaining area of the California coast will open to commercial Dungeness crab fishing. The area was previously closed due to elevated levels of domoic acid. The last closed area between Ten Mile River and Shelter Cove is scheduled to open on Jan. 16.

  • Delay of Commerical Season for Dungeness Crab due to Acid Levels

    Delay of Commerical Season for Dungeness Crab due to Acid Levels

    The traditional Dec. 1 opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season along the entire Oregon coast will be delayed due to domoic acid levels in some areas.

  • Commercial Fisheries Enforcement Assisted with Facial Recognition Software?

    Commercial Fisheries Enforcement Assisted with Facial Recognition Software?

    $150,000 reward to write code for facial recognition software to pinpoint illegal catch on fishing boats