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Exploring Aquatic Education Through Microfishing in Texas
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Exploring Aquatic Education Through Microfishing in Texas

A popular fishing goal is hooking large fish, often called lunkers in the angling community. Anglers tell fish­­ tales about the big one that got away and some even practice holding a fish closer to the camera to make it look larger in photos. However, a growing number of anglers are embracing the chase of...

Help with Flaming Gorge Lake Trout Management
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Help with Flaming Gorge Lake Trout Management

GREEN RIVER – Fisheries managers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department continue to be concerned about the number of lake trout pups in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Despite increased creel limits on lake trout under 28 inches, there continues to be an abundance of these small fish in the reservoir. In order to get a...

Building Partnerships to Benefit Wild Steelhead in the Potlatch River
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Building Partnerships to Benefit Wild Steelhead in the Potlatch River

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and partners are working to improve habitat conditions for wild steelhead in the Potlatch River in northern Idaho through stream restoration projects. Restoring steelhead and their habitat in the Potlatch River requires a network of habitat restoration experts, funders, and management groups. However, our most vital partners...

Two Students Complete the LDWF Enforcement Division Internship Program
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Two Students Complete the LDWF Enforcement Division Internship Program

Two more students have now completed the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division internship program. Harley George from Nicholls State University and Jacie Bernard from Louisiana State University at Eunice completed the LDWF Enforcement Division’s internship program this morning, Nov. 30.  They gave their final presentations at the LDWF HQ building in Baton...

CDFW Announces The Availability Of $200 Million In New Grant Funding
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CDFW Announces The Availability Of $200 Million In New Grant Funding

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced the availability of over $200 million in new funding for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under Drought, Climate and Nature-Based Solutions Initiatives. This new funding for restoration and protection of critical habitat and watersheds statewide also supports key initiatives including conserving 30 percent of...

Minnesota’s Waterville State Fish Hatchery Welcomes Marine Industry to Facilities
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Minnesota’s Waterville State Fish Hatchery Welcomes Marine Industry to Facilities

The Minnesota Waterville State Fish Hatchery welcomed this month MN-FISH Executive Director Mark Holsten and Board Member Garry Leaf and NMMA Senior Manager of Great Lakes Policy and Engagement, Jill Sims, to tour its facility alongside State Senator Rich Draheim. The visit encompassed meeting with fisheries leadership to better understand needs of the hatchery and...

2023 Licenses Available Now
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2023 Licenses Available Now

Don’t wait and get caught without a Fishing, Hunting, or All-Around License on January 1 – so get your 2023 license now online or at an agent. The 2022 Permit Shotgun and Permit Muzzleloader deer seasons remain open in many zones and extend into 2023. Winter Bow opens on Sunday, January 1 – providing a...

FWC Approves Rule to Modify Shortfin Mako Bag Limit
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FWC Approves Rule to Modify Shortfin Mako Bag Limit

At its Nov. 30–Dec. 1 Commission Meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a rule to set the Florida state waters recreational bag limit for Atlantic shortfin mako at zero. This rule will make Florida’s state regulations consistent with federal regulations, address overfishing of shortfin mako and support coordinated U.S. and international...

SCAM ALERT: Unaffiliated App Claiming to Be Georgia DNR Partner
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SCAM ALERT: Unaffiliated App Claiming to Be Georgia DNR Partner

Some DNR customers have reported receiving emails from apps called “The Hunt-IN” app and/or “Pro Angler Fishing” app claiming to partner with the Wildlife Resources Division. These apps are NOT affiliated with Georgia DNR and are using the Wildlife Resources Division logo and fraudulent email addresses to send messaging. Remember The only trusted places to purchase...

DMR Receives Funds to Improve Sea-Run Fish Passage and Economic Opportunity
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DMR Receives Funds to Improve Sea-Run Fish Passage and Economic Opportunity

Augusta – The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has received $5 million in funds to improve the population of sea-run fish on the St. Croix River, which will enhance freshwater and marine ecosystems and job opportunities. The funds, from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – America the Beautiful Challenge 2022, will be used...