New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) new Marine Resources headquarters has opened in the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Nissequogue River State Park, Kings Park, in Suffolk County. [Read more…] about DEC’s Opens New Division of Marine Resources Headquarters
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has reminded anglers that the State’s new catch-and-release trout stream season begins on October 16th. [Read more…] about New Catch-and-Release Season in Trout Streams Starts Oct 16th
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced a joint project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to collect adult Atlantic salmon from major New York tributaries of Lake Champlain this fall. This work supports the State’s ongoing research and management of the fishery. [Read more…] about Atlantic Salmon Collection on Lake Champlain Tributaries This Fall
The shortnose sturgeon was the first fish listed as endangered with enactment of the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
A second population study in the 1990s indicated a substantial increase in the spawning population from the 1970s. [Read more…] about Shortnose Sturgeon: New Population Study Underway
New York has it’s second state record fish caught in 2021. On August 21st after catching several large crappie from Sleepy Hollow Lake in Greene County, Roy Isaac’s persistence paid off when he hooked into a 19 inch, 4 lb. 7 oz. white crappie using a live minnow.
The new record breaks the previous state record tie by 10 oz. [Read more…] about New State Record White Crappie is 4 Lbs+
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the intentional scuttling of the vessel Big Time on the Fire Island Reef as part of the State’s ongoing efforts to expand New York’s network of artificial reefs.
This effort is designed to develope a stronger, more diverse marine ecosystem and provide shelter for fish and other marine life off New York’s shores. [Read more…] about DEC Scuttles Vessel ‘Big Time’ to Enhance Fire Island Artificial Reef
The Salmon River Fish Hatchery’s new fish ladder is almost ready.
Chinook and Coho Salmon stocked in Lake Ontario tributaries return to spawn. This can make for some exciting fish watching as salmon move upstream and jump or otherwise navigate various obstructions, such as the fish ladder, on their way to their desired spawning sites. [Read more…] about Salmon River Fish Hatchery Improvements
The Region 7 DEC Operations crew in Kirkwood, NY, with assistance from Fisheries and Real Property staff, recently completed a new Fishing Access Site on Nanticoke Creek south of the Village of Maine just off NYS Route 26 in Broome County. [Read more…] about A New Fishing Access Site at Nanticoke Creek, Broome County
The new Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site is now open in the town of Southold, on Long Island.
The site is DEC’s first and only unrestricted waterway access site on the Peconic Bay and will provide public fishing and recreational boating access to this popular waterbody. [Read more…] about Hashamomuck Marine Waterway Access Site Now Open
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released proposed regulations to increase the daily possession limit of walleye in Oneida Lake from three fish per day to five. [Read more…] about DEC Plans Daily Limit Increase for Walleye on Oneida Lake