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Commercial Fishing Report Online System now available

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 1:53pm by Braid Products No Comment

Licensed commercial fishers are now able to submit their monthly Commercial Fishing Report online. The link is available at the DAR commercial fishing web page. Commercial fishers may use the online system to submit their fishing reports. Some of the benefits of the Online Fishing Report system that licensed commercial fishers will realize include: •Ability…

Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day set Sept. 21 at Duke’s World of Energy

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 1:10pm by Braid Products No Comment

The World of Energy will host the seventh annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, “A free Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 21. Participants can learn to kayak, practice shooting bows and arrows, enjoy lake fishing and test their fly-tying skills, in addition to many other hands-on activities. “This is…

Researchers Tag 250-Pound Sturgeon in Maine’s Saco River

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 1:10pm by Braid Products No Comment

Researchers from the University of New England’s Biddeford campus caught about 40 Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon in the Saco River last week, including a seven-foot Atlantic strain giant that Marine Sciences prof James Sulikowski estimated at 250 pounds. The Atlantic sturgeon in Maine, as in many other areas, was thought to be nearly eradicated by…

Anglers and Boaters Asked to Help Protect West Virginia Waters

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 7:43am by Braid Products No Comment

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking anglers and boaters to help prevent the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species into West Virginia waters, according to WVDNR Director Frank Jezioro. Aquatic invasive species pose threats to important recreational species, recreational fishing and boating, and ultimately, the economic…

Anglers and the Sportfishing Industry Are Falling Prey to the Federal Government Shutdown

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 7:24am by Braid Products No Comment

Industry urges resolution to government shutdown that is crippling fisheries access and conservation.   Alexandria, VA – October 9, 2013 – Millions of anglers are now locked out of federal lands and waters and thousands of small businesses are suffering because Congress and the Administration can’t agree on the nation’s finances. According to the American…