Fishing

Delaware adopts date changes in recreational black sea bass season

September 23, 2015
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DNREC Secretary David Small has signed a Secretary’s Order that formally adopts an open season for Delaware’s recreational black sea bass fishery that ran May 15 through Sept. 21, and from Oct. 22 through Dec. 31, 2015. The changes keep Delaware’s tidal finfish regulations consistent with final federal recreational black sea bass season regulations...
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Delaware issues updated fish consumption advisories

September 13, 2015
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Updated fish consumption advisories for fish caught in Delaware waterways were announced by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health.
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DNREC’s Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier to reopen ahead of schedule, in time for Labor Day weekend

September 3, 2015
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DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that the historic Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier will reopen Friday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m. for the Labor Day weekend and of course for what anglers who’ve frequented the pier for decades call its “fantastic fall fishing.” The pier and surrounding surf-fishing opportunities make Cape...
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Delaware state record 22.2-pound blueline tilefish caught in Baltimore Canyon by Pennsylvania angler

August 25, 2015
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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed another new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament’s new category for blueline tilefish: a 22.2-pounder caught on Aug. 18 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Baltimore Canyon, some 65 miles offshore. This latest catch eclipses two previous state record blueline tilefish this summer, a 19.7-pounder caught...
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Delaware state record 21.8-pound blueline tilefish caught in Norfolk Canyon by Townsend angler

July 28, 2015
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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 21.8-pound blueline tilefish caught on July 25 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Norfolk Canyon, some 70 miles offshore. The catch eclipses the previous state record blueline tilefish, caught just over a month ago in Baltimore Canyon,...
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Free Fishing Day in Maryland on 4th of July 2015

June 29, 2015
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Everyone is encouraged to grab a rod, get outside and take advantage of Maryland’s excellent angling opportunities during free fishing days June 6, June 13 and July 4, 2015.
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State record 19.7-pound blueline tilefish caught in Baltimore Canyon by Lewes angler

June 26, 2015
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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 19.7-pound blueline tilefish caught on June 19 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Baltimore Canyon, some 65 miles offshore.
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National Marine Fisheries Service enacts emergency action for blueline tilefish

June 13, 2015
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has enacted emergency action to protect blueline tilefish while a long-term management plan is developed to reduce fishing mortality and help ensure the long-term sustainability of a species that is very susceptible to overfishing. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, proposing a regulation in line with NMFS’s emergency...
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Four Delaware artificial reefs in Atlantic Ocean to receive federal designation July 9, 2015 as Special Management Zones

June 12, 2015
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has established Special Management Zones (SMZ) at four of Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean artificial reefs under a new rule that was published in the Federal Register and will go into effect July 9, 2015.
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Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Milton pedestrian fishing bridge and fishing pier deck replacement projects completed

June 8, 2015
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Access to the pedestrian fishing bridge and the fishing pier on the Broadkill River in Milton has reopened following completion of decking surface replacement on each facility, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today, with the pedestrian fishing bridge project wrapped up ahead of schedule.
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