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  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: May 21-28; Reminder for the week: Visitors to C&D Canal area encouraged to observe new rules

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013

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, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents between May 21 and 28 made 1,936 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 295 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 85 complaints and issued 69 citations, five of which were associated with increased Fish and Wildlife Enforcement presence at the C&D Canal Conservation Area (formerly the C&D Canal Wildlife Area) and the associated recreational trail currently under construction.




National Fishing Week starts; anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 8 & 9

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013

Been thinking of casting a line into a nearby stream or daydreaming about a sunny afternoon at the beach with your surf rod, but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing your 2013 Delaware fishing license yet? Then you’ve got an angler’s good luck already for catching the opportunity to try fishing for free for a couple of days, thanks to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.




New artificial bait developed by U of D from project funded by DNREC could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay was introduced today. A team of University of Delaware researchers led by Dr. Nancy Targett, DuPont scientists, fisheries biologists, watermen and conservation groups were joined by DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara to make the announcement this morning at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.




DNREC’s first beneficial-reuse marsh restoration project succeeds with thin-layer spray application

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Delaware’s first foray into beneficial-reuse marsh restoration recently twinned maintenance dredging and “thin-layer” spray application of dredge spoil material as a one-two punch for reinvigorating a faltering marsh on Pepper Creek in Dagsboro. The project – a collaborative effort with the Center for Inland Bays, spearheaded by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and entailing many other department programs – involved extensive planning, environmental permitting and the customizing of equipment for the innovative dredging and thin-layer application.




Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The first piping plover nest of the season at Gordon’s Pond Beach in Cape Henlopen State Park has been discovered, with the parents-to-be defending their territory, DNREC Wildlife Biologist Matthew Bailey announced. The nest was found late last week, and when last observed, contained three eggs.







  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: May 21-28; Reminder for the week: Visitors to C&D Canal area encouraged to observe new rules

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013

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, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents between May 21 and 28 made 1,936 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 295 boating safety/fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 85 complaints and issued 69 citations, five of which were associated with increased Fish and Wildlife Enforcement presence at the C&D Canal Conservation Area (formerly the C&D Canal Wildlife Area) and the associated recreational trail currently under construction.




National Fishing Week starts; anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 8 & 9

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013

Been thinking of casting a line into a nearby stream or daydreaming about a sunny afternoon at the beach with your surf rod, but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing your 2013 Delaware fishing license yet? Then you’ve got an angler’s good luck already for catching the opportunity to try fishing for free for a couple of days, thanks to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.




New artificial bait developed by U of D from project funded by DNREC could reduce number of horseshoe crabs used to catch eel and whelk

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

A new alternative bait product that will help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from the Delaware Bay was introduced today. A team of University of Delaware researchers led by Dr. Nancy Targett, DuPont scientists, fisheries biologists, watermen and conservation groups were joined by DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara to make the announcement this morning at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.




DNREC’s first beneficial-reuse marsh restoration project succeeds with thin-layer spray application

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Water | Division of Watershed Stewardship | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Delaware’s first foray into beneficial-reuse marsh restoration recently twinned maintenance dredging and “thin-layer” spray application of dredge spoil material as a one-two punch for reinvigorating a faltering marsh on Pepper Creek in Dagsboro. The project – a collaborative effort with the Center for Inland Bays, spearheaded by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship and entailing many other department programs – involved extensive planning, environmental permitting and the customizing of equipment for the innovative dredging and thin-layer application.




Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to safeguard nesting piping plovers

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The first piping plover nest of the season at Gordon’s Pond Beach in Cape Henlopen State Park has been discovered, with the parents-to-be defending their territory, DNREC Wildlife Biologist Matthew Bailey announced. The nest was found late last week, and when last observed, contained three eggs.