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Baby Great Whites Prowl New York Bight
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Baby Great Whites Prowl New York Bight

Uncovering detailed travel patterns and habitat use of sharks along and across shelf territories has been historically challenging—especially for most pelagic shark species—which remain offshore for most of their lives. Their vertical diving behavior has been a subject of inquiry for a long time, and for young sharks in particular, has remained elusive. Using cutting-edge...

Lake Superior Quota Rule Virtual Hearing March 29
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Lake Superior Quota Rule Virtual Hearing March 29

ASHLAND, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a virtual public hearing on a Lake Superior rule that will update lake trout and cisco quotas, as well as update the recreational lake trout harvest trigger on Lake Superior. The DNR invites the public to join the virtual hearing at 6:30 p.m....

Lake Champlain Salmonid Fisheries Webinar March 27
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Lake Champlain Salmonid Fisheries Webinar March 27

Register for the State of the Lake Champlain Salmonid Fisheries Webinar to be held on Saturday, March 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Biologists, administrators and researchers from Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, US Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and the University of Vermont will offer presentations on a variety...

Gulf Council Sets Red Snapper Seasons
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Gulf Council Sets Red Snapper Seasons

The 2021 red snapper fishing season for vessels with federal for-hire reef fish permits is 63 days in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). The season for federally permitted for-hire vessels will begin at 12:01 a.m., local time, on June 1, 2021, and will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on August 3,...

Dry Rocks Fishing Closures Effective April 1
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Dry Rocks Fishing Closures Effective April 1

Starting April 1, new protections for multi-species fish spawning aggregations near an area known as Western Dry Rocks go into effect. This includes the prohibition of all fishing from April through July in a 1-square-mile area near Western Dry Rocks. This area is bounded by 24°26.217’N, 81°57.007’W 24°25.676’N, 81°57.002’W 24°25.686’N, 81°55.489’W 24°26.227’N, 81°55.493’W “This science-based...

Recreational Gulf of Maine Cod and Haddock Season Opens April 1
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Recreational Gulf of Maine Cod and Haddock Season Opens April 1

Recreational anglers and for-hire vessel operators are reminded that this year cod may be harvested from the Gulf of Maine from April 1 through April 14. Anglers may harvest 1 cod per day with a minimum length of 21 inches during this season. Additionally, anglers may begin harvesting haddock in the Gulf of Maine on...

Survey for Tarpon Anglers
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Survey for Tarpon Anglers

Have you ever fished for Atlantic tarpon? Want to support the conservation of the Silver King? By completing this survey at http://bit.ly/TarponSurvey your knowledge and opinions will shed light on the health of Atlantic tarpon populations. The insights you share will help guide future science on tarpon, as well as shape how we lobby for...

BassResource.com Seeks Input on Top Bass Fisheries
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BassResource.com Seeks Input on Top Bass Fisheries

Seattle, WA — The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide, the oldest bass fishing website in existence, is celebrating a quarter century of digital innovation in 2021 by asking fans throughout the world to weigh in on the Top-25 bass fisheries across the globe. The list will celebrate the best bass fishing waters the world has...

Western Pacific Council Calls for Reduction in Striped Marlin Take
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Western Pacific Council Calls for Reduction in Striped Marlin Take

The SSC suggested several actions to end overfishing of North Pacific striped marlin in order to satisfy the Magnuson-Stevens Act (Section 304(i)) obligation both internationally via the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and domestically. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council made these and other recommendations...

Virtual Meeting: State of Lake Champlain Salmonid Fishery – March 27
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Virtual Meeting: State of Lake Champlain Salmonid Fishery – March 27

On March 27th, DEC, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (VFWD) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in conjunction with Lake Champlain United, Trout Unlimited and Lake Champlain Sea Grant, will be hosting a virtual meeting for anglers on the State of the Lake Champlain Fisheries. Biologists, administrators and researchers from VFWD, USFWS, DEC and...