Fifty-two is the magic number for recreational fishing for red snapper in Florida waters for 2014. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports that’s how many days the species can be sought.
Meeting on Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set the red snapper period from May 24 -- the Saturday before Memorial Day – through July 14. Amanda Nally at FWC says the dates are by design to include two of the three summer holidays.
Hatchery technicians at the Don Clausen Fish Hatchery at Lake Sonoma hosted more than a dozen representatives from several state and local agencies March 24 to provide them with a rare look at its steelhead and coho salmon recovery operations. The facility, which is fully funded by the Corps of Engineers, is operated by the Calif. Dept. of Fish & Game. The all-day event was hosted by the Corps’ South Pacific Division and San Francisco District. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Pensacola-area residents curious about plans to spend $627 million of BP fine money on Gulf Coast projects can get answers Monday night. Part of that is being sought for an aquaculture operation in Pensacola.
Officials with the State Department of Environmental Protection and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host the meeting, which kicks off at 6:00 p.m. at the Pensacola Bay Center. The Early Restoration funds total $27 million for nine projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties – $19 million of which is proposed for a fish hatchery in Pensacola.