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  • Update on Wyoming Fisheries Reports

    Update on Wyoming Fisheries Reports

    Populations of panfish (yellow perch, white crappie, and black crappie) all slightly decreased from 2016 to 2017 and fishing will likely be more similar to 2015. Although five years of favorable water levels, reduced predator abundance, and the return of very small juvenile gizzard shad worked together to pull panfish numbers out of their 2011-2013 slump...

  • Fall-run Chinook Salmon fisheries are currently open

    Fall-run Chinook Salmon fisheries are currently open

    Fall-run Chinook Salmon fisheries are currently open in several rivers in the Central Valley, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding anglers to be aware of regulations regarding possession of Spring-run Chinook Salmon, as well as the bag and possession limits specific to the Mokelumne River.

  • Master Plan for Fisheries Adopted by California Fish and Game Commission

    Master Plan for Fisheries Adopted by California Fish and Game Commission

    At its June 2018 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of issues affecting California’s natural resources.

  • Update on Spawn and Pre Spawn Activiy in Arizona Fisheries | AZGFD Tip of the Week

    Update on Spawn and Pre Spawn Activiy in Arizona Fisheries | AZGFD Tip of the Week

    Arizona Fish and Game TIP OF THE WEEK Bass tend to spawn earlier at western Arizona impoundments such as Lake Havasuand Alamo Lake than at the rest of the state because these large, solunar bowls warm up early and quickly.

  • Coral reef degradation bad for fisheries long-term

    Coral reef degradation bad for fisheries long-term

    The degradation of coral reefs might have short-term benefits for some fish groups, but would be bad for fisheries long-term, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

  • Stocking California’s Fisheries

    Stocking California’s Fisheries

    The beginning of trout fishing season in Southern California is just around the corner, and  biologists and hatchery staff are striving to maximize hatchery trout availability for the many anglers who will cast lines in coming weeks. Trout angling in lower-elevation waters of Southern California generally begins in November and continues through April, to correspond with colder water temperatures that can sustain stocked trout.

  • Before and After | Texas Freshwater Fisheries Clean Up

    Before and After | Texas Freshwater Fisheries Clean Up

    Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Our fly fishing pond has been cleaned up in preparation for Select A Fly Challenge this Saturday! Check out these before and after photos. There are still a limited number of spots available to R.S.V.P. for your chance at the rainbow trout and prizes!

  • California Fisheries Groups Sue State for Failure to Protect Impaired Waterways

    California Fisheries Groups Sue State for Failure to Protect Impaired Waterways

    San Francisco - Today three commercial fisheries organizations and one environmental group filed a lawsuit accusing the California State Water Resources Control Board (the Water Board) of “failing to fulfill their responsibility to protect clean water and public trust resources in the Bay Delta and Central Valley. “

  • Silverado Fisheries Base trout and salmon being raised in the fire zones have survived

    Silverado Fisheries Base trout and salmon being raised in the fire zones have survived

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife We’re thankful for any piece of good news to emerge out of the Napa and Sonoma fires:

  • NOAA Fisheries Enhances Catch Shares Online System

    NOAA Fisheries Enhances Catch Shares Online System

    Enhancements to the Login Procedure for the Catch Shares Online System KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries has simplified the login procedure for the catch share online system.

  • Annual report highlights Michigan DNR Fisheries Division's 2016 accomplishments and activities

    Annual report highlights Michigan DNR Fisheries Division's 2016 accomplishments and activities

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that the DNR Fisheries Division's report highlighting various management efforts accomplished during Fiscal Year 2016 is available online at michigan.gov/fishing.

  • American Sportfishing Association Joins NC Sound Economy Coalition

    American Sportfishing Association Joins NC Sound Economy Coalition

    Alexandria, Va. –  The American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Board of Directors voted in favor of supporting the NC Sound Economy initiative at their spring meeting in late March. The NC Sound Economy is a newly formed and growing coalition of recreational fishermen, business leaders and concerned citizens that work together to urge state legislators to adopt fisheries management policies that both grow the fishery in North Carolina’s sounds and maximize its economic benefits.

  • New Sect. of Commerce Ross Lists Fisheries as a Top Priority

    New Sect. of Commerce Ross Lists Fisheries as a Top Priority

    Newly confirmed secretary Wilbur Ross addresses employees at the U.S. Department of Commerce this morning.

  • Salmon/Steelhead Protection with Columbia Sea Lion Removal

    Salmon/Steelhead Protection with Columbia Sea Lion Removal

    The states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho have permission from NOAA Fisheries to remove and even kill sea lions that eat substantial numbers of salmon and steelhead on the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam.

  • New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management

    New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management

    The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), along with the nation's leading fishing conservation organizations and trades associations, today released a landmark series of recommendations for the incoming Administration and the new Congress that strive to balance improving access to public waters, creating economic growth, and enhancing the conservation of marine fish stocks. The guidance for federal policy-makers in A Vision for Marine Fisheries Management in the 21st Century: Priorities for a New Administration calls for an end to antiquated federal policies that have inhibited a vital source of economic growth and a proud American tradition.

  • New NOAA Fisheries Guidelines Should Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management

    New NOAA Fisheries Guidelines Should Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today applauded NOAA Fisheries for updating and improving the guidelines it and the regional fishery management councils use for developing fishery management plans for the nation’s federal marine fisheries. The final revisions to National Standard 1 and related guidelines of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) address several challenges that have arisen in marine fisheries management over the last decade due to requirements in the law and the agency’s interpretation of them.

  • NOAA Announces Rule Changes for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass

    NOAA Announces Rule Changes for Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass

    NOAA Fisheries is announcing new recreational regulations for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass for the 2016 fishing year in federal waters.

  • Public tours of Black River sturgeon hatchery offered

    Public tours of Black River sturgeon hatchery offered

    "On the tour visitors will see the 3-month-old lake sturgeon currently in the hatchery, and learn about early life history and how we can all play a role to keep healthy populations of this fish in our waters.

  • Subway Cars  Generate New Life

    Subway Cars Generate New Life

    Each summer staff conduct offshore artificial reef monitoring via SCUBA diving at as many reef sites as possible. Through diver surveys staff can assess material structural integrity, species abundance and diversity, as well as fish and invertebrate biomass accumulation over time.

  • NOAA Fisheries Releases Fisheries Allocation Policy

    NOAA Fisheries Releases Fisheries Allocation Policy

    In response to decades of criticism over not examining how the nation’s public marine fisheries resources are divided among fishing stakeholders, NOAA Fisheries released a Fisheries Allocation Review Policy that describes potential criteria for reviewing fisheries allocations. The recreational fishing and boating community expressed appreciation for this long-awaited recognition of the need to have an allocation policy, but also concern about the lack of firm commitments and timelines for initiating allocation reviews.