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    • Outstanding leaders organize new native fish advocacy group

      Exciting news! A new organization focused on our native fish has been organized, “to protect, preserve, and restore native fish populations through stewardship of the fish and their habitats.” I was pleased to participate in getting this group up and running, and will serve on the group’s Maine advisory committee. […]

    • Vermont Certifies Two New State Records

      RUTLAND, Vt. – Two fish caught in tributaries of Lake Champlain earlier this year have been certified as new Vermont state records. A new state record carp, weighing 33.25 pounds and measuring 40 inches in length, was caught in Otter Creek in April by Ferrisburgh angler Chase Stokes. Stokes, an […]

    • Great News For Lake Sturgeon in Vermont

      RUTLAND, Vt. – Fisheries staff from Vermont Fish & Wildlife received a pleasant surprise recently while completing survey work on Lake Champlain in the form of a 48-year old lake sturgeon that biologists first studied and tagged nearly two decades ago. “We first saw this fish in 1998 when it […]

    • August 6 Declared Hatchery Day in Vermont

      August 6 Declared Hatchery Day in Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department today announced the declaration of August 6, 2016, as “Hatchery Day” in Vermont in recognition of the important role the state’s fish hatcheries play toward benefiting Vermont’s environment and outdoor recreationalists. […]

    • STATE FRUSTRATED WITH SWANTON’S INACTION ON LEAKY DAM

      STATE FRUSTRATED WITH SWANTON’S INACTION ON LEAKY DAM Swanton officials say they don’t plan to fix a broken dam that environmental advocates say threatens an endangered species of fish. Meanwhile, state regulators say they’re investigating ways to correct the problem. The dam, owned by Swanton village, has a leaky sluice […]

    • Invasive spiny water flea more common in Lake Champlain

      Invasive spiny water flea more common in Lake Champlain BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are reminding anglers and boaters of ways they can help prevent the spread of spiny water fleas, an invasive species found in Lake Champlain that competes with native species for food and can foul fishing […]

    • A year of notable firsts for lake sturgeon program

      A year of notable firsts for lake sturgeon program When Matt Norton went down to the Otter Creek to do some fishing late last month, he was expecting to catch “Just about anything.” Which is pretty much the norm below the falls in Vergennes. As the avid Little City angler […]

    • Vermont Anglers Rejoice: Felt-Soled Wader Ban is Repealed

      Vermont Anglers Rejoice: Felt-Soled Wader Ban is Repealed MONTPELIER, Vt. – Many anglers will be happy to learn that a five-year ban on the use of felt-soled waders in Vermont has been repealed, effective July 1, 2016. Using felt-soled waders and boots was prohibited in 2011 out of concern about […]

    • Fish fraud: Police allege angler broke rules with $13,500 prize-winning catch

      Fish fraud: Police allege angler broke rules with $13,500 prize-winning catch Lake Champlain International walleye winner last year collected cash fraudulently, investigators say COLCHESTER, Vt. (NECN) —Police in Colchester, Vermont, have cited a Plattsburgh, New York, man on accusations of felony fraud for allegedly passing off another angler’s trophy fish […]

    • Vermont Fish and Wildlife Suspect Security Breach

      Vermont Fish and Wildlife Suspect Security Breach Potential security breach may have affected online customers’ credit card information. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife (FWD) is posting this notice because of a suspected security breach related to the on-line purchase of licenses and tags from the Department. The Department values […]

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