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Latest Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Stories

2013-07-11 16:20:52

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After confirming the presence of the invasive aquatic algae known as didymo, or "rock snot," in Pine Creek, Lycoming County, anglers and boaters are reminded that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters. "Our biologists have not seen any evidence of a full bloom of didymo in the creek or nearby waterways," Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary Chris...

2013-01-28 16:20:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DEP Secretary Mike Krancer announced today that DEP has submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) its final 2012 Integrated Waters report, a biannual assessment of the state's rivers and streams required by the federal Clean Water Act. The report describes the health of various waterways in the state and, where needed, the state proposes listing waterways as impaired. "Our final report is firmly grounded in sound...

2012-12-03 16:22:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors to four Pennsylvania water trails during the summer of 2012 generated almost three-quarters of a million dollars in economic activity and supported 11 full-time jobs. The survey, conducted by ICF International on behalf of the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, gathered data from 352 interviews of water trail visitors from July to September on four of the state's 21 water trails: the Schuylkill, Susquehanna...

2012-06-11 10:22:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the recent confirmation of the invasive aquatic alga known as didymo, or "rock snot," in the Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters. During the past two months, state officials have documented didymo...

2011-09-07 10:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today sued Consol Energy for civil damages resulting from a devastating 2009 pollution incident in which discharges from a Consol coal mine entered Dunkard Creek, contributing to a massive fish kill spanning nearly 30 miles of stream in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages for the lost aquatic life and lost fishing opportunities for Pennsylvania...

2011-07-11 14:57:00

Active Outdoors assures Game Commission it will correct transaction errors HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced the technical problems that disrupted hunting license sales statewide for 10 hours on Sunday, July 10, have been resolved. Thousands of hunters were inconvenienced. Active Outdoors, the Nashville-based license sales company contracted by the Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to...

2010-12-17 12:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national panel of fisheries scientists has recognized the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) for its work on a decades-long research project which demonstrated that restrictive harvest regulations can increase panfish populations while creating a positive fishing experience for anglers targeting these popular fish. The American Fisheries Society (AFS) selected the PFBC Division of Fisheries Management for an outstanding...

2010-07-13 14:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cooperative nurseries add more than 1 million fish to Commonwealth waterways annually, supplementing the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's (PFBC) trout stocking program and increasing fishing opportunities in local communities. During an evening program Monday, the PFBC recognized these efforts by presenting appreciation awards to 15 clubs for service of 50 or more years. "Cooperative nurseries are a critical component in the...

2010-07-13 13:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today awarded approximately $400,000 in boating facility grants to projects in four counties and approved fish passage and habitat grants for projects on the Lehigh River and in Franklin County. Also during the quarterly meeting, Commissioners elected William Worobec as president and Robert Bachman, Ph.D., as vice president. The boating facility grants include: Borough of Berwick,...

2010-03-11 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A cooperative partnership that includes the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is helping local organizations protect and conserve Pennsylvania's coldwater stream habitats - waterways that are critical to the health of the state's wild trout fisheries. The Coldwater Heritage Partnership - which also includes Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Foundation for Pennsylvania...