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    • 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 […]

    • New Hampshire: Recreational Fishing Rule Changes for Cod and Haddock

      New recreational fishing measures for cod and haddock are now in place for New Hampshire state waters. The rules issued by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department complement measures put in place in July of this year for federal waters in the Gulf of Maine (more than three miles from […]

    • Connecticut River to be included among ‘critical habitat’ areas for sturgeon

      The Connecticut River, from its mouth in Old Lyme and Old Saybrook to the Holyoke Dam in Massachusetts, would be one of several areas designated as a “critical habitat” for the endangered Atlantic sturgeon under a proposal set to be finalized as early as next week. The National Marine Fisheries […]

    • New Atlantic Cod Rules in Effect for Recreational Anglers

      New Atlantic Cod Rules in Effect for Recreational Anglers CONCORD, N.H. — Marine rule changes will allow a very limited recreational harvest of cod from August 1 through September 30, thereby expanding opportunities for New Hampshire’s recreational saltwater anglers. The slight ease on restrictions was possible because “Last year’s stock […]

    • Ossipee Lake Boat Ramp on the Pine River (Route 25) to Close for Upgrade August 1

      Ossipee Lake Boat Ramp on the Pine River (Route 25) to Close for Upgrade August 1 OSSIPEE, N.H. – The N.H. Fish and Game Department is upgrading the trailered boat ramp, kayak/canoe access and dock at the public boat ramp facility located on Pine River (off of Route 25) that […]

    • ‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch

      ‘Ugly’ snails, once ignored by fishermen, now a prized catch LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. — Cooking a channeled whelk is not for the squeamish. But sliced and sprinkled over a bed of linguine, it’s a chewy delicacy in old-fashioned Italian eateries along the East Coast. The sea snails known by Italian-Americans […]

    • Trout Take Flight — to New Hampshire’s Remote Ponds

      Trout Take Flight — to New Hampshire’s Remote Ponds CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department completed its annual aerial stocking of remote trout ponds last week. Every year, Fish and Game contracts a helicopter to stock remote ponds, from Sunapee to Pittsburg.  During this one-day event, […]

    • New Fishing Law Took Effect June 1, What You Need to Know

      New Fishing Law Took Effect June 1, What You Need to Know A new Lead Jig Law put into effect this summer to keep New Hampshire’s loons and other birds safe. If you are thinking of going fishing, be sure to get out the scale and weigh your equipment; it […]

    • Study sheds light on trout mortality

      Courtesy of Centre Daily Times by Mark Nale Study sheds light on trout mortality If you are a trout angler, at some point you likely learned that trout caught while bait fishing often die after they are released. Biological studies from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s reported variation in the […]

    • Regulators mull change to rules about some shark fin removal

      Courtesy of CT POST – AP Regulators mull change to rules about some shark fin removal NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are considering changes to rules that govern the removal of fins from coastal sharks by fishermen. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is set to consider an […]

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