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Concerns for A Tarpon Championship Series for Florida
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Concerns for A Tarpon Championship Series for Florida

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is concerned about the newly established SFC Tarpon Championship Series (TCS), which has announced nationally televised tournaments in Islamorada (March 28-30), Charlotte Harbor (April 4-6), and Sarasota (April 20-22). As the only organization focused on restoring the regional tarpon fishery through science-based conservation, stewardship and advocacy, BTT believes the rules, media coverage...

Experience and Training at Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices
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Experience and Training at Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices

Hi there! My name is Jaclyn Gary, and in June 2022 I joined the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) as a Student Conservation Association intern. I primarily work with our Aquatic Invasive Species team (AIS) doing early detection monitoring on Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The goal of this program is to detect the next...

Endangered Salmon Regain Access to Healthy West Coast Habitat through 20 Projects Funded by NOAA Fisheries
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Endangered Salmon Regain Access to Healthy West Coast Habitat through 20 Projects Funded by NOAA Fisheries

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is one of the largest funding packages for salmon and steelhead recovery in the last decade. It promises to reopen many miles of crucial spawning and rearing habitat across the West Coast as climate change increases the urgency of recovery actions. These projects will help restore access to healthy habitat for migratory...

Public Comment Period Extended for Proposed Incidental Take Regulations for Revolution Wind
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Public Comment Period Extended for Proposed Incidental Take Regulations for Revolution Wind

NOAA Fisheries is extending the comment period for proposed incidental take regulations to govern the incidental harassment of marine mammals related to the Revolution Wind Offshore Wind Farm Project. These regulations are pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The public comment period is now open until February 7, 2023. Learn more about this proposed...

A Massive Investment in Fishing
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A Massive Investment in Fishing

Rogers, Minn. — MN-FISH is proud to announce a huge success working on behalf of Minnesota anglers. As of today, Thursday, January 19th, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has budgeted $110 million to fund outdated hatcheries and public water access improvements throughout the state. The money will come out of the general fund—a first in many years—and through...

ASMFC 2023 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Materials Now Available
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ASMFC 2023 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Materials Now Available

The final agenda and meeting materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Winter Meeting (to be held January 31 – February 2 at the Westin Crystal City, 1800 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA) are now available at https://asmfc.sharefile.com/share/view/sce20f58a22be4d088795909f516e4d00/fo0973c6-1637-43bc-87ae-1f1a73d6eecc. At this link, you can download materials by the individual board or committee or you can download...

MAFMC February 2023 Meeting in Washington, DC
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MAFMC February 2023 Meeting in Washington, DC

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will meet February 7-9, 2023 in Washington, DC. This will be an in-person meeting with a virtual option. Please see the February 2023 Council Meeting Page for webinar details, public comment deadlines, briefing materials (as they become available), and other updates. A detailed agenda is available here. Below is an...

Survey Available to Help Minimize Offshore Wind Development Impact on HMS Fisheries
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Survey Available to Help Minimize Offshore Wind Development Impact on HMS Fisheries

With planning by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Maine moving forward, the Maine Department of Marine Resources is surveying highly migratory species (HMS) permit holders to gather information that could help minimize the impact of wind energy development on fishing. There currently exists a...

Lake Champlain Ice Fishing Creel Survey – Year 3
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Lake Champlain Ice Fishing Creel Survey – Year 3

From January through March 2023 DEC Fisheries staff will be surveying anglers coming off the ice to collect data on target species, number caught, and size. Participation in the program is voluntary but strongly encouraged. The 2023 ice fishing survey will take place at four access points: King’s Bay (Point Au Fer Road); Willsboro Bay...