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Latest Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Stories

2009-10-26 12:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has initiated a nationwide search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the chief executive officer of the PFBC, an independent administrative commission established in 1866. The executive director is selected by and reports to a 10-member commission appointed by the Governor. The agency is empowered by law to protect and manage the fish and aquatic habitat of the...

2009-09-30 14:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of Pennsylvania fishing licenses sold through September 13 - 871,499 - has already eclipsed the total yearly sales for each of the last four years and represents the largest one-year percentage increase since 1980, according to sales figures from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). "Fishing license sales are up 5 percent and overall stamp sales are up 4.36 percent over the same period from 2008, reinforcing...

2009-09-17 16:56:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that officials are working with West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address a fish kill in Dunkard Creek, first detected in West Virginia on Sept. 1 and reported to DEP on Sept. 8. More than 30 stream miles in Pennsylvania and West Virginia have been...

2009-08-05 15:02:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that state and federal agencies have successfully reached a $21 million settlement over environmental damages stemming from a Superfund site in Northeast Pennsylvania's Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties. "While this settlement is the largest natural resource damage settlement to date in Pennsylvania, it can never fully compensate for the environmental damage done to...

2009-08-04 11:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced more than $1.36 million in grants to develop and implement projects that benefit fishing, boating, and aquatic resources within the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed in Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean counties. The funding is available through a 2007 settlement agreement with Norfolk Southern as restitution for environmental damages from a June 30, 2006 train derailment in rural...

2009-06-09 08:45:00

Doe license applications to be accepted starting July 13 HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning Monday, June 15, Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2009-10 seasons will go on sale throughout the state, according to Carl G. Roe, agency executive director. Using the new "Pennsylvania Automated License System" (PALS), licenses will be available for purchase through "The Outdoor Shop" on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), over the counter at...

2009-05-19 15:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Have a little free time on your hands? Grab a friend or family member and try some free fishing. Thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), the only thing you'll have to spend is some quality time together. The PFBC has designated Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, June 7, as Fish For Free Days in the Commonwealth. Fish For Free Days allow anyone - not just license holders or youth under the age of 16 - to legally fish in...

2009-05-01 09:10:00

HARRISBURG , Pa., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe offered his praise to the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee for its recent overwhelming and bi-partisan support of House Bill 92, which will enable the agency to fully transition to an electronic, point-of-sale license system, commonly referred to as Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). Roe specifically noted his appreciation to Senate Game and Fisheries...

2009-03-10 09:30:00

Qualified Candidates Now Have Until April 10 to Apply HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qualified candidates interested in serving as the at-large boating commissioner on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission board now have until Friday, April 10, to submit their resume and cover letter after the Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation extended its deadline. "We are searching for a person experienced in boating and water safety education who...

2009-03-02 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sayers Reservoir still may be locked in winter's icy grip, but work crews are confident their just-completed habitat improvement project at Bald Eagle State Park soon will prove a warm-weather boon to fish, not to mention the anglers who seek them at the popular Centre County waterway. "Taking advantage of shoreline exposed for just a few months during the winter draw-down, workers installed almost 100 habitat structures on the lake...