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    • 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 […]

    • NY state extends restrictions on hooks for shark fishing

      NY state extends restrictions on hooks for shark fishing ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will require fishermen use circle hooks for catching sharks for two more years in an effort to protect them. A new law continues the ban on shark fishing with the traditional J-hooks that sharks […]

    • DEC Reopens Dunkirk Fishing Pier

      DEC Reopens Dunkirk Fishing Pier Upgraded Pier Improves Public Fishing Access to Lake Erie Repair work and accessibility improvements to the Dunkirk Fishing Pier in the City of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, are now complete.  Enhancements to the pier now offer improved access to one of Lake Erie’s most popular fishing […]

    • Lake Erie Steelhead Management Plan Now Available for Public Review and Comment through August 18th

      Lake Erie Steelhead Management Plan Now Available for Public Review and Comment through August 18th The 10-year draft Lake Erie steelhead management plan (PDF) (783 KB) is out for public review and comment through August 18th. The draft plan describes the goals, objectives and strategies that will guide DEC’s actions and […]

    • Bill aims to prevent spread of more invasive species in NY waterways

      Bill aims to prevent spread of more invasive species in NY waterways BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New invasive species are being discovered in New York’s waterways, threatening the sport fishing industry, our food, and the health of our ecosystems, but a new bill being introduced in the U.S. Senate aims […]

    • Informal Comment Period Open for Proposed Changes to Free Fishing Days

      Informal Comment Period Open for Proposed Changes to Free Fishing Days DEC is considering expanding the number of free fishing days that are offered and wants to set those days in regulation so they are consistent from year to year. This initial public review process will assist DEC in determining […]

    • Anglers vs. property owners: Do fishermen have the right to fish near docks?

      Anglers vs. property owners: Do fishermen have the right to fish near docks? Whose lake is it anyway? Or specifically, whose water is it around any given dock on an Upstate New York waterway? It’s an issue that often pits anglers versus property owners and people who lease or rent […]

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