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DNREC closes recreational shellfish harvest in north Delaware Bay due to undertreated wastewater from Kent County treatment plant

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Water Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today directed the Kent County wastewater treatment plant to take immediate action to correct an ongoing discharge of undertreated effluent that prompted the Secretary to issue an emergency order for the closure of recreational shellfishing in the Delaware Bay north of the entrance to the Mispillion Inlet. The emergency closure impacts only the harvest of bivalve molluscan shellfish – clams, oysters and mussels – and does not affect the legal harvest of other shellfish species such as crabs and conchs.




Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 26-July 2

Date Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

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 June 26-July 2 made 5,466 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 877 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 103 citations.




Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 19-25

Date Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

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 June 19-25 made 2,308 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 212 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 156 citations.




DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center announces family-friendly programs for July

Date Posted: Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will host a variety of family-friendly programs during the month of July.




Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold June 28 public hearing on draft amendment to tautog management plan in Lewes

Date Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will host an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) public hearing on a draft amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 28 at DNREC’s Lewes Facility.





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