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  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 13-19To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between March 13-19 made 1,067 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 14 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 10 citations2017-03-24 11:10:48
  • DNREC Mosquito Control Section’s spraying season begins with larviciding wooded wetlandsWeather-permitting, DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section within the Division of Fish & Wildlife will begin its annual spring woodland pool spraying campaign Thursday, March 23 downstate and possibly Friday, March 24 upstate, treating wooded wetlands near select populated areas in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.2017-03-22 15:07:21
  • Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boating safety courseDOVER – The Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education within DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife joins the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard,” a March 19-25 nationwide campaign to prepare for boating season by enrolling in a boating safety course. 2017-03-17 17:41:04
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: March 6-12To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between March 6-12 made 1,000 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 15 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 16 citations.2017-03-17 13:48:01
  • DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife unveils interactive shellfish aquaculture map for the Inland BaysThe Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s shellfish aquaculture program has posted an interactive online map that provides site-specific information helpful for selecting shellfish aquaculture lease locations in the Inland Bays.2017-03-16 11:42:57
  • Delaware’s recreational summer flounder size limit to increase to 17 inches effective April 1Effective April 1, Delaware’s recreational minimum size limit for summer flounder will increase to 17 inches. DNREC Secretary David S. Small signed an Emergency Secretary’s Order to increase Delaware’s minimum size limit regulation by one inch to remain compliant with an addendum to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP).2017-03-15 15:44:07
  • Applications now being accepted for Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s second annual summer Youth AcademyIf you are a student aged 12 to 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, applications are now being accepted for the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s second annual summer Youth Academy. 2017-03-15 09:06:05
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 27- March 5DOVER – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Feb. 27- March 5 made 999 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public...2017-03-10 16:17:12
  • Upstate trout season to open April 1 in six New Castle County streamsDelaware’s spring upstate trout season will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Portions of six designated trout streams in northern New Castle County – White Clay Creek, Christina Creek, Pike Creek, Beaver Run, Wilson Run and Mill Creek – will be stocked with thousands of rainbow and brown trout, including some trophy-sized fish.2017-03-08 12:50:07
  • Shorebird and horseshoe crab connection highlighted in new film from the Delaware Shorebird ProjectThe Delaware Shorebird Project today premiered Feast on the Beach: The Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Shorebird Connection, a film produced to raise awareness and understanding about the ecological connection between horseshoe crabs and shorebirds migrating through the Delaware Bay area, as well as the researchers who study them. 2017-03-07 10:45:28
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 20-26To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Feb. 20-26 made 1,410 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 57 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 23 citations.2017-03-03 14:26:36
  • DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to reopen April 1The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will reopen Saturday, April 1 after being closed for the winter. 2017-03-02 11:52:33
  • Delaware’s 2016/17 deer harvest sets new all-time high recordDelaware hunters harvested 14,742 deer during the 2016/17 hunting season, surpassing 2015/16’s record of 14,681 deer taken, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.2017-03-01 15:43:13
  • DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2016/17 hunting photo contest winnersDNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the winning entries in the 2016/17 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. First place was awarded to Bo Wilkinson of Dagsboro for “Couples Retreat,” featuring his friend Morgan Anton after a successful waterfowl hunt on the Indian River. 2017-02-27 10:13:29
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Feb. 13-19To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Feb. 13-19 made 1,840 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 18 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 10 citations.2017-02-24 16:41:48



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