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  • Great Lakes F&W Grant Program sees reauthorization bill

    On July 13, Great Lakes House Members introduced a bill to reauthorize the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA) of 2016. GLFWRA was first passed in 1990 but hasn’t been reauthorized since 2006. It authorizes the USFWS to provide assistance to Great Lakes fish and wildlife agencies to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration, and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats.   Read More...

  • NY Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife App

    Download the New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App on the Apple App Store or Google Play store, or by going to the Pocket Ranger website. This FREE, cutting-edge mobile app gives outdoorsmen essential info. The app will provide up-to-date info on fishing, hunting and wildlife watching and serve as an interactive outdoor app.   Read More...

  • DEC reopens Dunkirk Fishing Pier

    Accessibility and repairs to the Dunkirk Fishing Pier are now complete. Enhancements now offer improved access to one of Lake Erie’s most popular fishing sites.Improvements to the pier include:An upgraded design to create greater accessibility for all usersRepair work to ensure the pier’s structural stabilityReconstruction of the existing wooden fishing pier above the existing steel substructureReplacement of a portion of a concrete sidewalk to improve accessibilityInstallation of ac...  Read More...

  • Sea Grant New York

    Press Release: August 31, 2016 Distributed by New York Sea Grant for The Friends of Lake Erie Seaway Trail CenterMedia Contact: Francine Geyer, Friends of Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center, 716.308.9754, LESTC2012@gmail.com Sea Grant Specialist to Present Lake Erie: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow at Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center September 21 Hamburg, NY. The Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center Speaker Series will feature a 7 pm presentation on Wednesday, September 21 on Lake Erie: Yesterday, Today and Tomo...  Read More...

  • NY Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop Sept 16-18

    Our next Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop is September 16-18 at Greek Peak Mountain Resort near Cortland, NY. Registration began June 14. BOW workshops usually fill very quickly so you will want to complete the registration form and get it in the mail as soon as possible for the best chance of getting in the workshop and getting the classes you want.The registration fee for this workshop is $345 per person.   Read More...

  • New Ohio state record Yellow Perch certified

    A new Ohio record yellow perch has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee. The new record yellow perch, weighing 2.86 lbs., was caught by David Berg of Mentor, Ohio in Lake Erie. Berg caught the yellow perch April 18, 2016, using a minnow for bait, on a St.   Read More...

  • Great Lakes Protection Fund looking for ideas, and stakeholder participation

    The Great Lakes Protection Fund is looking for new ideas, new projects and new cohorts of people to catalyze a transition to a new era of water systems. The Fund has already invested in teams working to pilot strategies to drive changes in our existing water systems. The fund wants to expand that portfolio, adding efforts that, for example:Test new solutions to urban storm water and rural drainage,Integrate water management,Test watershed approaches,prototype new ways to manage coastal processes...  Read More...

  • A View From the North Shoreā€¯

    I was dressed in chest-high waders and stood in Lake Erie water up to my waist. And it was my first cast for northern pike with an old orange wobble-lure. That lure snagged a massive log or so it seemed.   Read More...

  • Catch and release properly to help fish survival

    Anglers can boost the odds of fish surviving catch and release with methods that avoid damage to fish. “Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water,” said Brad Parsons, central region fisheries manager with the Minnesota DNR. “We remind anglers to keep the fish’s survival in mind when planning to catch and release.” Fish hooked in the mouth almost always survive.   Read More...

  • Long term plans to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

    The long term mission to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is working, and the just-released 2016 Asian Carp Action Plan shows natural resources professionals from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and our federal, state, and local partner agencies and organizations are busy developing and implementing new and increasingly effective ways of keeping the invasive fish from moving into Lake Michigan and beyond.For those who may not know, Asian carp imported to the U.S. to clean fish...  Read More...

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