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Columbia River Spring Chinook Seasons Set
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Columbia River Spring Chinook Seasons Set

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington adopted recreational spring Chinook salmon and steelhead seasons for the Columbia River today during a joint state hearing. These regulations modify the current rules which are in effect through Feb. 28 downstream of Bonneville Dam and through March 15 upstream of Bonneville. The lower Columbia River...

Councils Seek Input on Bluefish Regulations
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Councils Seek Input on Bluefish Regulations

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) are seeking public comment on management options under consideration in the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment. This amendment contains alternatives to: Revise the fishery management plan (FMP) goals and objectives; Modify the bluefish allocations between the commercial and recreational sectors; Modify...

Iowa Research Aims at Improved Walleye Fishing
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Iowa Research Aims at Improved Walleye Fishing

Anglers enjoy walleye in two places: on the end of a line beneath glassy water and crackling in hot spattering oil lathered in batter. Walleye possess inherent sporting qualities and their value as table fare is beyond compare. Fishery management biologists have intense interest in walleye conservation and that interest is manifest in recent research...

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Oregon Ocean Salmon Meeting Feb. 25

The 2021 Ocean Salmon Industry Group meeting (OSIG) is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2021. This pre-season planning meeting will provide a review of the 2020 seasons, take a first look at the 2021 salmon forecasts, and develop a set of Oregon preferred recreational and commercial ocean salmon season concepts via public input to take...

$1 Million Available for Atlantic Salmon Habitat Restoration
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$1 Million Available for Atlantic Salmon Habitat Restoration

NOAA is announcing the availability of up to $1 million in funding in 2021 for projects to restore habitat for Atlantic salmon in the Gulf of Maine region. The Gulf of Maine distinct population segment (DPS) of Atlantic salmon is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. It is also a Species in the...

Spring Steelhead Opportunities in Idaho
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Spring Steelhead Opportunities in Idaho

Steelhead have spent most of the winter holed up in deep water waiting to make their final push upstream, and late winter and spring is when it happens. Anglers looking to cure cabin fever can get an early start on their fishing season, as well as catch one of Idaho’s most prized fish. Steelhead move...

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Joint AMFC/MAFMC Hearing on Summer Flounder, Scup and Sea Bass

DNREC will cohost with Maryland DNR a virtual joint Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council)  hearing to get public comment on the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment on Wednesday, February 24 from 6 to 8 PM. You can find information on the draft amendment,...

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Online Fishing Forum: Kodiak Winter King Salmon Fishing

If you ever hope to visit Alaska’s Kodiak Island, you should tune into this online fishing forum, which gives some great ocean fishing tips for targeting king salmon. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish, will be hosting an online fishing forum titled, “Kodiak Winter King Salmon Fishing,” on the...

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Kodiak Winter King Salmon Fishing Forum Online Feb. 18

Whether or not you are on Kodiak Island, you should tune into this online fishing forum, which gives some great ocean fishing tips for targeting king salmon. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish, will be hosting an online fishing forum titled, “Kodiak Winter King Salmon Fishing,” on the Alaska...

NOAA Seeks Input from Charter Skippers, Commercial Fishers
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NOAA Seeks Input from Charter Skippers, Commercial Fishers

NOAA Fisheries and our partner, the University of Florida, are teaming up on a phone survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on commercial/for-hire fishing operations and on seafood dealers and processors. The phone survey is a follow-up to an earlier on-line survey conducted in July and August on economic impacts for the first half...