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    • 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 […]

    • IFW Successfully Saves And Restores Arctic Charr Population In Northern Maine Pond

      T8 R10 WELS, Maine — After Arctic charr became perilously close to disappearing from one of the last remaining ponds in Maine, actions by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife have restored the charr population in Big Reed Pond in northern Piscataquis county. This was confirmed last week by […]

    • SPIN Gives Biologists Clearer Picture Of Sebago’s Lake Trout Population

      Fisheries Biologists in the Sebago Region have been spending the bulk of our 2016 and 2017 summer field seasons working on Sebago Lake to assess the lake trout (aka “togue”) population. Learning even more about this important fishery in the State’s deepest and second largest lake (30,000 surface acres,  with […]

    • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Seek Poaching Info

      The Maine Warden Service is seeking information in connection to the report of a deer killed on the morning of Thursday, July 20 on the Pooler Road in Pittsfield. Evidence at the scene suggests that a deer was killed in a cornfield and dragged to the road and then loaded […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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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