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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...

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...


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