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  • Fisheries Allocated Millions in Assistance due to COVID

    Fisheries Allocated Millions in Assistance due to COVID

    Tribes, and territories with coastal and marine fishery participants who have been negatively affected by COVID–19.

  • The phenomenon of hyperstability has been blamed for collapse of multiple fisheries

    The phenomenon of hyperstability has been blamed for collapse of multiple fisheries

    A new study suggests their luck at the lake may not reflect the number of fish in the water.

  • Four Projects for Recreational Fisheries

    Four Projects for Recreational Fisheries

    NOAA is funding four projects that will enhance recreational fisheries engagement and restore habitat through the coastal National Fish Habitat Partnerships.

  • $65 Million for Fisheries Disasters

    $65 Million for Fisheries Disasters

    Secretary of Commerce Allocates $65 Million for Fisheries Disasters Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the allocation of $65 million to communities in Alaska, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and the Yurok Tribe (California) that suffered fishery disasters between 2017 and 2019.

  • Ocean Salmon Fisheries Meetings

    Ocean Salmon Fisheries Meetings

    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.

  • Important Fisheries Legislation Heard in the House

    Important Fisheries Legislation Heard in the House

    On January 14, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife hosted a hearing on several bills aimed at improving fisheries and coral management and improving the disaster relief process for fishing communities.

  • $10.1 Million for Fisheries Habitat Restoration

    $10.1 Million for Fisheries Habitat Restoration

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 31 projects that will receive funding for the restoration, enhancement and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds, as well as forest legacy restoration.

  • Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Improvement on World's Most Valuable Tuna Fisheries

    Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Improvement on World's Most Valuable Tuna Fisheries

    The tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific Ocean are the largest and most valuable in the world.

  • Potential new Delta Fisheries Management Policy on Stripers

    Potential new Delta Fisheries Management Policy on Stripers

    The California Fish and Game Commission invites stakeholders to participate in a meeting to discuss a potential new Delta Fisheries Management Policy and the Commission's existing Striped Bass Policy.

  • Congressional Hearing on Improving U.S. Fisheries

    Congressional Hearing on Improving U.S. Fisheries

    Recently, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife convened a hearing – titled, “The State of Fisheries” – to examine current fisheries policies and identify opportunities to improve the health and sustainability of marine ecosystems. NMMA submitted testimony to the committee, thanking members for holding the important discussion and noting that clean water, sustainable fisheries, and sound management are essential to the recreational boating industry.

  • Chief calls for creation of Department of Fisheries

    Chief calls for creation of Department of Fisheries

    Former Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Saturday proposed the creation of a Department of Fisheries that will be independent of the Department of Agriculture to give more attention to and support for the sustainable development of the country's fisheries and aquatic resources.

  • 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.