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  • AFTCO Joins B.A.S.S. Nation in of Support Freshwater Fisheries

    AFTCO Joins B.A.S.S. Nation in of Support Freshwater Fisheries

    AFTCO has a long-standing history of supporting conservation efforts by donating 10 percent of company profits every year since 1973 through it’s 10% Pledge.

  • State fisheries scientists announced that zebra mussels had been discovered

    State fisheries scientists announced that zebra mussels had been discovered

    They got a hint earlier this month when folks in much of Austin cracked their kitchen faucets or turned on their showers and the reality of this invasive species’ wide-ranging, multifaceted negative impacts was, quite literally, brought home...

  • Ocean Salmon Fisheries public meeting hosted by CDFW

    Ocean Salmon Fisheries public meeting hosted by CDFW

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Salmon Information Meeting. The meeting will feature the outlook for this year’s sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries, in addition to a review of last year’s salmon fisheries and spawning escapement.

  • Dungeness crab fisheries Opening

    Dungeness crab fisheries Opening

    Recreational and Commercial Dungeness Crab Fisheries to Open in Humboldt County California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a declaration to open the recreational and commercial Dungeness crab fisheries from Patrick’s Point, Humboldt County north to the California/Oregon state line.

  • 11th Fisheries Economics of the United States report released

    11th Fisheries Economics of the United States report released

    U.S. Fisheries Supported 1.7 Million Jobs in 2016 Today, NOAA released the 11th Fisheries Economics of the United States report which provides the most up-to-date economic statistics on commercial and recreational fisheries as well as seafood-related businesses for each coastal state and the nation.

  • Fisheries Habitat Restoration and Forest Legacy Projects Awarded $13 Million Plus

    Fisheries Habitat Restoration and Forest Legacy Projects Awarded $13 Million Plus

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 41 projects that will receive funding for the restoration, enhancement and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds, as well as forest legacy restoration.

  • 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.