Landlocked Salmon Stocked In New Jersey Lakes

October 13th, 2014

Landlocked salmon, ranging in size from 10.8 to 15 inches in length, were recently stocked in two northern New Jersey lakes by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife. Tilcon Lake in Allamuchy Mt. State Park received 198 salmon and Lake Aeroflex in Kittatinny Valley State Park received 227 salmon. Another 574 salmon in this [...]

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Maryland State Record White Perch (freshwater division)

October 11th, 2014

A new Maryland state record white perch (freshwater division) was recently certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service. On September 5, James Stiars of Baldwin caught a 1.7-pound white perch in the Loch Raven Reservoir, breaking the previous record of 1.62 pounds, also caught in Loch Raven. “It was my first cast [...]

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New York State Record Freshwater Drum

September 26th, 2014

A New York State record for freshwater drum  was set over the summer, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The record setting fish measured 33.5 inches and weighed 26 pounds 9 ounces, and breaks the previous state record by more than 2 pounds. Angler James VanArsdall caught the drum in [...]

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Lake Huron – Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expansion

September 22nd, 2014

The boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron are being expanded from 448 square miles to 4,300 square miles. The new boundaries now include the waters of Lake Huron adjacent to Michigan’s Alcona, Alpena and Presque Isle counties to the Canadian border. The expansion will protect an additional 100 known and suspected [...]

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USGS Large Rivers Acidity Study

August 8th, 2014

Several large rivers in the U.S. are less acidic now, due to decreasing acidic inputs, such as industrial waste, acid mine drainage, and atmospheric deposition, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The study showed that alkalinity, a measurement of a river’s capacity to neutralize acid inputs, has increased over the past [...]

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