North Carolina BIG Grants

July 29th, 2015

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting proposals for the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, or BIG, for federal fiscal year 2016. BIG is a grant program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that reimburses up to 75 percent of costs for projects that construct, renovate or maintain tie-up facilities and related amenities for […]






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Upper Potomac River Snakeheads

July 25th, 2015

Results from a Maryland Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service survey indicate that invasive northern snakehead fish have spread into the C&O Canal and thereby the Upper Potomac River. Last fall, anglers reported catching two northern snakeheads between mile marker 19 and 22 in the C&O Canal. Following the reports, biologists […]






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Dan Nicholas Park Fishing Pier (North Carolina)

July 25th, 2015

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department, recently constructed a universally accessible fishing pier on the 10-acre lake in Dan Nicholas Park in Salisbury. The T-shaped pier extends 60 feet into the lake and spans 48 feet across the “T.” Staff constructed alternating high and low handrails […]






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Lake Mead Launch Ramp Construction

July 14th, 2015

A $1.5 million construction project will begin at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in late July to extend launch ramps at Lake Mead. With a current lake elevation of 1,075 feet, the concrete at five of the lake’s six launch ramps ends prior to the water. The ramps are still open, but boaters have to […]






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2015 New Jersey Free Fishing Days

May 9th, 2015

New Jersey Free Fishing Days – June 13 and October 17, 2015 The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer New Jersey Free Fishing Days for 2015. The first will be held on Saturday, June 13. The second Free Fishing Day will occur on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The June Free Fishing Day […]






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