Regulators mull change to rules about some shark fin removal

Courtesy of CT POST – AP Regulators mull change to rules about some shark fin removal NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are considering changes to rules that govern the removal of fins from coastal sharks by fishermen. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is set to consider an… Continue reading

Boat Ramp at Wellington State Park (Newfound Lake) Closure for Repair of the Dock Pilings

Courtesy of NHF&G Boat Ramp at Wellington State Park (Newfound Lake) Closure for Repair of the Dock Pilings BRISTOL, N.H. — The public boat access facility to Newfound Lake at Wellington State Park in Bristol, NH, will be closing for approximately two weeks to repair the dock pilings at the… Continue reading

Atlantic Herring Landing Days Announced

Courtesy of NHF&G Atlantic Herring Landing Days Announced DURHAM, N.H. — Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissioners from the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have met with industry representatives and set the allowable landing days for the 2016 Management Area 1A Atlantic herring fishery.  The following landing days were… Continue reading

New rules for fishermen in growing Jonah crab business

Courtesy of CT Post – AP New rules for fishermen in growing Jonah crab business PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators say there will be a new limit on how many Jonah crabs fishermen will be allowed to harvest. East Coast fishermen’s catch of Jonah crabs has been growing in recent… Continue reading

New Hampshire’s Operation Game Thief Welcomes It’s Non-Profit Partner Back

Courtesy of greenfieldreporter.com by Kathy McCormack – AP New Hampshire’s Operation Game Thief Welcomes It’s Non-Profit Partner Back CONCORD, New Hampshire — New Hampshire’s cash-strapped and self-funded Fish and Game Department is welcoming the return of a nonprofit group that will raise money and awareness to encourage people to report… Continue reading

The End of the Run

Courtesy of martha’s vineyard magazine by Tom Dunlop The End of the Run If we know what is decimating the river herring that used to stream through our waters, why can’t we save them? Each spring Buddy Vanderhoop bites the head off the first herring he catches. “It’s just traditional and it’s… Continue reading

New Hampshire charities seek healing for veterans through fishing, hunting

Courtesy of concordmonitor.com by Nick Reid New Hampshire charities seek healing for veterans through fishing, hunting Jon Worrall was a 50-year-old Army sergeant on board an armored Humvee in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded, ripping holes in the truck and unveiling “more violence than I’ve ever seen packed into… Continue reading

Moore Reservoir: Citing Concern Over Trout, Plan To Stock Walleye Rejected

Courtesy of nhpr.org by Chris Jensen Moore Reservoir: Citing Concern Over Trout, Plan To Stock Walleye Rejected After almost three years of study, Monday night fish and game officials from New Hampshire and Vermont said they will not go ahead with a controversial proposal to stock the Moore Reservoir in… Continue reading

New Haddock Rules in Effect for Recreational Anglers

Courtesy of NHF&G New Haddock Rules in Effect for Recreational Anglers CONCORD, N.H. – Marine rule changes increasing the bag limit and season for haddock are now in effect, expanding opportunities for New Hampshire’s recreational saltwater anglers. The eased restrictions were possible because “Last year’s stock assessment for haddock showed… Continue reading

New Hampshire Fish Hatcheries Gearing up for Spring Fish Stocking

Courtesy of NHF&G New Hampshire Fish Hatcheries Gearing up for Spring Fish Stocking CONCORD, N.H. — Now that spring is here, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Inland Fisheries Division Chief Jason Smith can’t help but get excited about open water angling, and more specifically, trout fishing. Fish Culturists… Continue reading