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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...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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