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Fish of the Year Award Winners for 2022 Announced
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Fish of the Year Award Winners for 2022 Announced

Each year anglers from around the state submit their biggest hook-and-line catches from Indiana waters hoping they will top the list for their species. Winning entries for Fish of the Year are determined by the total length of the fish. Participants are required to submit information about their fish, including where they caught it and...

Innovative Grassroots Study Helps Remove Mystery Surrounding Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout
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Innovative Grassroots Study Helps Remove Mystery Surrounding Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout

A new study by fishing community volunteers, a local conservation group and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on sea-run cutthroat trout was recently released shedding new light about this fish that inhabits coastal and inner-marine waterways of the western United States, including Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii...

Idaho Fish and Game to Host Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon Public Meetings
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Idaho Fish and Game to Host Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon Public Meetings

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend one of five public meetings to provide comments and opinions on how best to manage the 2023 spring/summer Chinook salmon fisheries in the Clearwater, Hells Canyon, lower Salmon, Little Salmon, and South Fork Salmon river drainages. During these meetings, FREE pizza and refreshments will be provided. Biologists will also...

$64 Million Approved for Two Habitat Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana
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$64 Million Approved for Two Habitat Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana

Two NOAA-sponsored habitat restoration projects in Louisiana have been approved for more than $64 million in funding. The projects are funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Program. Together, they will restore approximately 724 acres of wetland habitat. This work will help support resilient communities and sustainable fisheries along the Louisiana coast....

Alabama State Parks’ Mitchum Named Enforcement Officer of the Year
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Alabama State Parks’ Mitchum Named Enforcement Officer of the Year

District Park Ranger Pete Mitchum, with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ State Parks Division, was told to wear his Class A uniform to work recently, and he didn’t know why. He complied and found out that Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association (ACEOA) President Vance Wood was on his way to meet him....

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement And Acquisition Projects
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Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement And Acquisition Projects

At its Jan. 13, 2023 meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $70.14 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. The three approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife through funding mechanisms that support biodiversity, watershed restoration, climate resiliency and working landscapes that integrate economic, social and...

Susquehanna River North Branch Named 2023 River Of The Year
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Susquehanna River North Branch Named 2023 River Of The Year

Harrisburg, PA – The North Branch of the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania has been selected by a public vote as the state’s 2023 River of the Year, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Janet Sweeney of the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways and Rivers (POWR) announced today. “Through planned...

Fish Consumption Advisory Issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes
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Fish Consumption Advisory Issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes

MOUNTAIN HOME – According to the Arkansas Department of Health, anglers pursuing walleye on Bull Shoals Lake in Marion, Baxter and Boone counties, and Norfork Lake in Baxter and Fulton counties may want to pay attention to the amount of fish they consume from these lakes. Last week, the ADH issued a fish consumption advisory...

Chesapeake Bay Recreational Striped Bass Regulations for 2023
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Chesapeake Bay Recreational Striped Bass Regulations for 2023

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces the following regulations for the 2023 recreational striped bass fishery (private and charter) in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The 2023 regulations are unchanged from 2022 and are generally described below. Spring “Trophy” Season:  April 1 through April 30: Anglers are prohibited...