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    • Commercial Fishing in the Arctic Was Just Banned for 16 Years

      Commercial fishing is becoming a big business at the top of the earth, and as you’ve probably heard, commercial fishing usually ain’t exactly the greatest thing for fish. But nine nations and the European Union just agreed to ban commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean for at least the next […]

    • From Maine to Florida, Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 Are Scheduled

      The Atlantic coastal states of Maine through Florida have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on Draft Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The details of those hearings follows: Maine Dept. of Marine Resources October 5, 2017; 6 PM Yarmouth Town Hall 200 Main Street […]

    • Florida Man Brings Fish Back To Life To Avoid Arrest

      A man who brought a snook back to life after being caught fishing in closed season was still arrested anyway. Fernando Pantoja, 37, was spotted by an officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as he was using a castnet in the Indian River off the shoreline of […]

    • Delaware Catfish Is One For The Record Books

      State record 36-pound, 3.2-ounce catfish caught from the Nanticoke River near Seaford SEAFORD – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 36-pound, 3.2-ounce blue catfish, caught June 20 by Jordan Chelton of Harrington. The fish was 38½ inches long […]

    • Poached eels: US strikes at illegal harvests as value grows

      Changes in the worldwide fisheries industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock, but the big demand and big prices have spawned a black market that wildlife officials say is jeopardizing the species. Law enforcement authorities have […]

    • Fastest Shark in Ocean Threatened By Over Fishing

      Shortfin mako shark fishing mortality rate is much higher than previously thought More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the […]

    • State Record Alert: New Jersey Grass Carp Bowfishing

      The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has officially certified, and is pleased to announce, the catch of a new state record freshwater fish. Hunter Whitehead of Frenchtown, NJ, landed the new state record Grass Carp for archery on June 3, 2017. The fish weighed in at 65 pounds, 13 […]

    • New Washington State Record For Pacific Sanddab

      OLYMPIA – A King County angler– and recently retired regional director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)– has set a new record for the biggest Pacific sanddab caught in state waters, fishery managers confirmed today. Bob Everitt of Kirkland didn’t waste any time making a name for […]

    • 354 Pound Bull Shark Sets New Mississippi State Record

      Brett Rutledge of Mobile, Alabama was fishing in the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on July 3 when he landed the new Mississippi state record for bull shark species (354.25 pounds). Not only did he shatter the old record by 151 pounds (previous record 203 pounds) but once he passes […]

    • Idahoan Lays Claim To Utah State Record Lake Trout

      Sidney Cellan of Soda Springs, Idaho set a new Utah catch-and-release fishing record at Flaming Gorge with this massive 48-inch lake trout. Please visit these pages to see a complete list of current Utah State records (harvest and catch and release), find current Utah fishing regulations or buy your Utah fishing […]

    • Can Male Fish Lay Eggs?

      Common sense should dictate that by definition, Arnold Schwarzenegger and male fish have at least one thing in common – they can’t reproduce. But just as Arnie gave birth in the film Junior, male fish in rivers all across England are defying logic and convention by laying eggs. The bizarre discovery […]

    • Madawaska 10-year-old lands 47-inch muskie on the St. John River

      Alayna Deschaine is an avid angler, and loves to go fishing with her dad, Kevin. And on Saturday, the 10-year-old Madawaska girl caught the fish of a lifetime while trolling on the St. John River in Grand Isle. “We started fishing early in the morning,” Kevin Deshaine said. “There’s this […]

    • 64 more Atlantic salmon reach Milford; Season total at 786

      For nearly 40 years, biologists have counted the Atlantic salmon that return to the Penobscot River each year. And recently, the Maine Department of Marine Resources’ Division of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat has issued a weekly report highlighting not only salmon returns, but the multitude of other species that […]

    • Fishermen will be allowed to catch more monkfish

      NOAA is increasing the monkfish catch in New England over the next 3 years. PORTLAND – Federal fishing regulators will allow fishermen to catch a little bit more monkfish over the next three years. The monkfish, also known as goosefish is a popular food fish that’s native to the East […]

    • 1,000-pound hammerhead shark shatters record in Texas fishing tournament

      First place in the recent Texas City Jaycees Tackle Time competition was claimed by a massive hammerhead shark that broke the previous state record. Tim McClellen brought in the shark twice his size. Weighing in at 1,033 pounds, McClellan’s catch broke the previous Texas state record for a hammerhead shark […]

    • NYSDEC is seeking public comment on proposed crab and whelk regulations

      DEC Division of Marine Resources has filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to amend 6 NYCRR Part 44 Lobsters and Crabs and Part 50 Miscellaneous Marine Species.  This amendment will propose the following: 1) Require the use of terrapin excluder devices measuring one and three-quarter inches high by four […]

    • Healthy Lakes: Bass clubs stewards of Maine lakes

      Every year, almost 300 tournaments are held in Maine by organizations that play a key role in keeping lakes healthy. Each year, almost 300 bass tournaments take place on Maine’s inland waters between April and November. Each tournament brings a different level of competition, varying prize amounts, and anglers from […]

    • Mackerel, everybody’s fish

      What’s not to like about mackerel? Healthful to the nth degree, mackerel ranks right up there with salmon and sardines as a heart-healthy fish. Available in large numbers, Atlantic mackerel is one of the few underutilized seafood species, and that’s saying a lot. Furthermore, mackerel are available from bridges, piers […]

    • 17lb Brown Trout on 2lb Tippet Poised for World Record

      American angler Curtis Fleming potentially set the new men’s 1 kg (2 lb) tippet class world record for brown trout (Salmo trutta) on May 28th with this beautiful 7.82 kg (17 lb 4 oz) fish he caught and released while fishing a feeder stream of the Big Cedar Creek in […]

    • Maine’s river herring making dramatic comeback

      BATH — Motorists crossing the bridge over the Kennebec this spring and early summer were afforded dramatic views of one of Maine’s mightiest rivers, a chain of islands and warships under construction at Bath Iron Works. But one of the most awesome sights was hidden from view: millions of fish […]

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