DNREC Bans Gaffs for Handling Recreationally-Caught Striped Bass to Comply With ASMFC Management Plan
DNREC announced that the use of a gaff to handle any striped bass caught by recreational anglers is prohibited, effective immediately.
DNREC Revises Recreational Striped Bass Size Limit After Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Emergency Action
DNREC announced that Delaware’s recreational striped bass size limit regulation has been revised effective May 21 to ensure compliance with the ASMFC emergency action.
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to Hold Public Hearing In Delaware Dec. 15 on Striped Bass Management Plan
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold a public hearing in hybrid format – to include a Delaware in-person venue – from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 to gather public input on Draft Addendum I to Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today.
Growing Horseshoe Crab Population Supports Migratory Shorebirds along Delaware Bay, Including Threatened Red Knots
While this year’s spring shorebird migration has ended in Delaware, with the shorebirds embarking for their Arctic nesting grounds fueled for their journey after consuming abundant horseshoe crab eggs, the horseshoe crabs continue to spawn along the shores of Delaware Bay.
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to Hold Virtual Joint Delaware-N.J. Public Hearing March 28
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold a joint Delaware-New Jersey virtual public hearing regarding the Recreational Harvest Control Rule Draft Addenda to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and the Bluefish FMP, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today.