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    • NYSDEC Announces Upcoming Changes to Commercial Fishing Limits

      New York State Summer Flounder Permit Holders: Effective Sunday July 23, 2017 at 00:00 hours, the commercial SUMMER FLOUNDER (FLUKE) fishery is CLOSED. This closure will remain in effect through Monday, July 31, 2017. Effective Tuesday August 1, 2017 the daily trip limit is set at 50 lbs. This trip limit will remain in effect until further […]

    • DEC Announces Opening of Dock Facilities at the Cape Vincent Fisheries Station

      Water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River have receded sufficiently to open the dock areas for fishing access and overnight dockage at the Cape Vincent Fisheries Station, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The picnic area is open. The public aquarium will […]

    • 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 […]

    • Fish & Wildlife Service will conduct sea lamprey survey in WNY waters

      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey crews will take to the upper Niagara River, lower Buffalo River and Cattaraugus Creek later this month to estimate the numbers of invasive sea lamprey in those waters, the federal agency reported today. The survey will be done between July 25 and Aug. 3. “The information gathered […]

    • DEC Announces Temporary Shellfishing Closure of Three Mile Harbor for Fireworks Weekend

      Temporary Closure Begins July 15; Expected to Reopen July 20 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the temporary closure of Three Mile Harbor in the town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, during the upcoming Clamshell Foundation’s 2017 fireworks event. The closure will begin at […]

    • 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 […]

    • NYDEC Confiscates More Than 1,100 Pounds of Illegal Lobsters from Price Chopper

      NYDEC Confiscates More Than 1,100 Pounds of Illegal Lobsters from Price Chopper The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) seized more than 1,100 pounds of undersized lobsters from Price Chopper in three different inspections over the last four months, the agency announced today. The […]

    • Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast

      Researchers report seeing more sharks on the East Coast BOSTON — It’s shark season on the East Coast. Shark sightings have prompted authorities to temporarily close popular beaches in New England, New York and elsewhere this month. And 13 people have been bitten by sharks in Florida this year. Earlier […]

    • Upstate NY trout streams hurting from low water conditions

      Upstate NY trout streams hurting from low water conditions Drought conditions are causing “dire” conditions on many in-land trout streams across Upstate New York, according to fly fishing shops and anglers. “Dire is a good word. We’re calling it “BYOW” conditions – Bring Your Own Water,” said Jay Peck of Coleman’s […]

    • DEC officials want rare, teeth baring, fish out of Schenectady pond

      DEC officials want rare, teeth baring, fish out of Schenectady pond SCHENECTADY–Most every fisherman has the story of their greatest catch. Few though, can say it involved a wrestling match. Julian Canavan was behind the fishing line on the pond at Central Park in Schenectady. “As a sports fisherman it […]

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