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Learn to Fish – 2020 CT Course Schedule

12/4/2019 - Certified CARE Instructors offer a wide variety of opportunities for you, your friends and family to learn about fish and fishing. Class curriculum is designed for families and kids age 9 and up. You will learn about fishing tackle, how to cast, knot tying, safety, regulations and how to identify… SEE MORE
Photo Courtesy of Dennis Pillion.

Are Alabama Fish Safe to Eat? Here’s How the State Decides

12/4/2019 - By Dennis Pillion. It’s 40 degrees on a Wednesday morning in Eufaula and White Oak Creek is quiet except for the puttering of a diesel generator and a faint wee-oh, wee-oh sound reminiscent of a European ambulance siren. That high-pitched sound means the two squid-like collections of wires dangling into… SEE MORE
White oak seedlings at John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery.

“Gift of Trees” Can Last for Generations

12/4/2019 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers holiday shoppers the opportunity to give a lasting legacy. The Gift of Trees is a program where Marylanders purchase native trees — either a single tree or a grove of 10 trees — for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration, or observation. A Gift of Trees certificate suitable for framing… SEE MORE
Coral reefs play a vital role in sustaining the health of our oceans and our economy.

10 Ways to Protect Coral Reefs

12/4/2019 - Here are some things YOU can do: Corals are already a gift, don't give them as presents. Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that will eventually find its way back into the ocean. Volunteer in local beach or reef cleanups. If you don't live… SEE MORE
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Red Tide Status Update from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commision

11/29/2019 - November 27th, 2019 - Current Conditions A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations in Pinellas County, background to medium concentrations in Sarasota County, very low to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties and… SEE MORE

Active 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to An End

11/27/2019 - The season produced 18 named storms, including six hurricanes of which three were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5). NOAA’s outlook called for 10-17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes, and accurately predicted the overall activity of the season. “During each and every hurricane season, thousands of workers… SEE MORE
Photo Courtesy of Rick Swart / Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife.

State Parks to Waive Fees on Black Friday

11/22/2019 - Looking for an alternative to the shopping lines on Black Friday? Fees at state parks in Oregon and Washington will be waived the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29), and the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife is offering free fishing, crabbing, and clamming across the state. The free day-use parking… SEE MORE
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Bodega Bay Crabbers Delay Friday Opener to Avoid Whales

11/22/2019 - By Kirk Moore. Bodega Bay crabbers made an unprecedented decision to hold back from Friday’s scheduled Dungeness season opener, to avoid potential encounters with humpback whales gathered off the California coast. The fishery was marred by gear entanglements in the 2015-2016 season, and tightened state oversight could severely curtail this… SEE MORE