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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Delaware Conservation Districts sponsor annual conservation poster contest, themed ‘Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home’

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018

DOVER – The Kent, New Castle, and Sussex Conservation Districts are now accepting entries for the districts’ annual conservation poster contest from K-12 students in public, charter, private, and home schools. Posters will be judged on the 2018 theme, “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home,” in the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $50, $25 and $15, respectively. State-level winning posters also will receive a cash award from the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD).




DNREC postpones Delaware Coastal Cleanup to Sept. 22 due to weather concerns

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Date Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Due to uncertain weather conditions related to Hurricane Florence, the 31st Annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will be postponed to the rain date of Saturday, Sept. 22, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced today.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife to temporarily close Port Mahon Fishing Pier for repairs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that the Port Mahon Fishing Pier is scheduled to temporarily close starting Sept. 17 to replace all pier decking. The pier will remain closed for the duration of the repairs, with an anticipated completion date in late October, weather permitting.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife confirms new state record 79-pound, 6.4-ounce cobia

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 79-pound, 6.4-ounce Cobia, caught in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 10 by John Burbage of Ocean View. The fish was 56½ inches long and had a girth of 28¼ inches.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces expansion of recreational black sea bass season

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today regulatory changes that expand Delaware’s recreational black sea bass fishing season. The change eliminates the previously closed fall season of Sept. 22 through Oct. 21, providing Delaware recreational anglers continued access to black sea bass for 30 additional fishing days. The new black sea bass season runs uninterrupted from May 15 through Dec. 31. The 12.5-inch recreational minimum size limit and 15-fish daily possession limit remain unchanged.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Delaware Conservation Districts sponsor annual conservation poster contest, themed ‘Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home’

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Division of Watershed Stewardship | Date Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018

DOVER – The Kent, New Castle, and Sussex Conservation Districts are now accepting entries for the districts’ annual conservation poster contest from K-12 students in public, charter, private, and home schools. Posters will be judged on the 2018 theme, “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home,” in the following grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $50, $25 and $15, respectively. State-level winning posters also will receive a cash award from the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD).




DNREC postpones Delaware Coastal Cleanup to Sept. 22 due to weather concerns

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Community Affairs | Date Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Due to uncertain weather conditions related to Hurricane Florence, the 31st Annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will be postponed to the rain date of Saturday, Sept. 22, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced today.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife to temporarily close Port Mahon Fishing Pier for repairs

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that the Port Mahon Fishing Pier is scheduled to temporarily close starting Sept. 17 to replace all pier decking. The pier will remain closed for the duration of the repairs, with an anticipated completion date in late October, weather permitting.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife confirms new state record 79-pound, 6.4-ounce cobia

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 79-pound, 6.4-ounce Cobia, caught in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 10 by John Burbage of Ocean View. The fish was 56½ inches long and had a girth of 28¼ inches.




DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces expansion of recreational black sea bass season

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today regulatory changes that expand Delaware’s recreational black sea bass fishing season. The change eliminates the previously closed fall season of Sept. 22 through Oct. 21, providing Delaware recreational anglers continued access to black sea bass for 30 additional fishing days. The new black sea bass season runs uninterrupted from May 15 through Dec. 31. The 12.5-inch recreational minimum size limit and 15-fish daily possession limit remain unchanged.