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A New Name in the Hook Game
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A New Name in the Hook Game

South Sioux City, Nebraska – Victory Hooks may be a new name in the industry, but it was built on a lifetime of experience. This new line of premium hooks is focused on serving the custom tackle community and lure manufactures who demand precision, strength, and innovation. Victory Hooks was created in partnership with Harry...

ASMFC 2022 Winter Meeting Supplemental Materials Now Available
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ASMFC 2022 Winter Meeting Supplemental Materials Now Available

Supplemental materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s 2022 Winter Meeting Webinar are now available at http://www.asmfc.org/home/2022-winter-meeting for the following Boards/Committees (click on “Supplemental” following each relevant committee header to access the information). For ease of access, all supplemental meeting materials have been combined into one PDF – http://www.asmfc.org/files/Meetings/2022WinterMeeting/2022WinterMeetingSupplementalCombined.pdf. Below is the list of...

Paddlefish Fishing Season to Open on February 1
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Paddlefish Fishing Season to Open on February 1

The paddlefish snagging season on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers opens Feb. 1 and goes through April 30 (sunrise to sunset). Anglers fishing for paddlefish must have a valid Iowa fishing license, along with a special paddlefish license and unused transportation tag(s). Please keep track of your catch and effort and complete the electronic...

Diadromous Fish Program Update
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Diadromous Fish Program Update

The Division of Marine Fisheries has been responsible for managing diadromous fish passage and populations in Massachusetts coastal rivers for nearly 90 years. These are the migratory fish that switch between marine and freshwater habitats to complete their life history. Most diadromous fish populations have declined sharply from historical periods when valuable fisheries were supported....

2022 Fishing Guidebooks Available
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2022 Fishing Guidebooks Available

LITTLE ROCK — The latest editions of the Arkansas Fishing Guidebook and Arkansas Trout Fishing Guidebook are en route to sporting goods stores and license vendors across the state, and people looking to get the digital version for their computer or smartphone can download their own copy today at agfc.com This year, anglers will see...

Ice Fishing Fundamentals
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Ice Fishing Fundamentals

As winter sets in, many Vermonters are preparing for one of the most popular cold weather pastimes in the state – ice fishing.  Anglers spend more than 400,000 days each winter ice fishing in Vermont, and the state’s Fish and Wildlife Department is encouraging more people to give it a try. Department fisheries biologist Shawn...

Construction Starts on New Fish Passageway
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Construction Starts on New Fish Passageway

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Suffolk County, town of Southampton, and Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP) today announced the start of construction on a nearly $1 million fish passage through Woodhull Dam on the Little River in Riverhead. The fish passage is essential to restoring critical spawning and maturation habitat for river...

The First Bluefin Tuna Tagged in UK Waters
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The First Bluefin Tuna Tagged in UK Waters

Bluefin tuna have been tagged with state-of-the-art acoustic tracking tags for the first time in UK waters. The huge fish, which in UK waters can be up to 2.5m long, are commercially valuable and biologically fascinating. The 7cm long tags send individually coded sound (acoustic) messages to listening stations moored on the seabed, allowing the...

Increase in Marine Heat Waves Threatens Coastal Habitats
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Increase in Marine Heat Waves Threatens Coastal Habitats

Heat waves—like the one that blistered the Pacific Northwest last June—also occur underwater. A new study in Frontiers in Marine Science paints a worrisome picture of recent and projected trends in marine heat waves within the nation’s largest estuary, with dire implications for the marine life and coastal economy of the Chesapeake Bay and other similarly impacted...