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DNR Hosting Lake Michigan Fisheries Management Public Meeting Aug. 30
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DNR Hosting Lake Michigan Fisheries Management Public Meeting Aug. 30

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback on the future management of salmon and trout on Lake Michigan. The meeting will take place 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at Lakeshore Technical College’s Centennial Hall West in Cleveland, Wisconsin. DNR staff will present the...

Three Men Cited for Possessing 49 Red Snapper
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Three Men Cited for Possessing 49 Red Snapper

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited three men for alleged recreational fishing violations in the Gulf of Mexico in Vermilion Parish on August 5. Agents cited Craig Hebert, 63, of Maurice, Eric Couvillion, 67, of Breaux Bridge, and Matthew Dehart, 31, of Abbeville, for taking over the limit red snapper, failing to...

Louisiana Trustees Approve Plan to Restore Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats
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Louisiana Trustees Approve Plan to Restore Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released its latest plan to restore wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats to address injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan, Final Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #8: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats, selects four projects for implementation with an estimated total cost of almost $75 million: Two projects are selected for engineering and...

LWFC Proposes Removal of Shark Closed Season
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LWFC Proposes Removal of Shark Closed Season

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission passed a notice of intent at their meeting today to remove the shark closed season for recreational and commercial fishermen.  Currently, shark season is closed for 3 months from April to June for recreational and commercial possession.  The proposed regulations would remove the closed season. Removal of the closed season...

Warm Temperatures and Low Stream Flows Prompt Fishery Closures
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Warm Temperatures and Low Stream Flows Prompt Fishery Closures

HARTFORD—Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that effective August 6, 2022, it is closing short sections of the West Branch Farmington River and the Farmington River to fishing because the hot weather is creating unhealthy water temperatures for trout. DEEP is also augmenting the low release levels on the Farmington with...

Marine Flare Collection Event
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Marine Flare Collection Event

Orange County, CA – OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) is hosting a one-day collection event for boaters and Orange County residents to dispose of marine flares free of charge. The drive-through event will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, August 27 in Dana Point Harbor at 34555 Casitas Pl Dana Point, CA...

Black Bass Survey Opportunity – St. Lawrence River/Eastern Basin Lake Ontario
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Black Bass Survey Opportunity – St. Lawrence River/Eastern Basin Lake Ontario

It’s no secret that Lake Ontario’s Eastern Basin and St. Lawrence River largemouth and smallmouth bass fisheries are among the best in the country. Information on angling participation associated with these fisheries has not been collected in several years. DEC is in the early stages of evaluating these fisheries for the development of potential management...

Invasive Silver Carp Removed from Lake Calumet
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Invasive Silver Carp Removed from Lake Calumet

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Invasive Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ICRCC) today announced the removal of one silver carp from Lake Calumet in the Chicago Area Waterway System. Lake Calumet is approximately seven miles from Lake Michigan. The fish was captured Thursday by gill netting and electro-fishing crews from...

New Federal Red Snapper Regulations Could Allow Bigger Limits for Some States, Smaller for Others
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New Federal Red Snapper Regulations Could Allow Bigger Limits for Some States, Smaller for Others

Dozens of congressmen in Southern states are pushing back against proposed federal regulations for red snapper, though the new rules could result in more opportunity for Louisiana anglers. Nearly 40 members of Congress, including Louisiana’s delegation, penned a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo last week urging her to direct the National Marine Fisheries Service to...

TPWD Launches Search for New Executive Director
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TPWD Launches Search for New Executive Director

Austin— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) opened applications Wednesday for a successor to retiring executive director Carter Smith. Smith will retire effective January 2023, ending a 15-year tenure at the helm of the agency. The executive director serves as CEO for the department of more than 3,300 employees and represents it with the Legislature,...