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Dredge Rock Being Deployed at Shark River Reef Site

Posted November 22, 2014 By NewsEngine

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is notifying boaters, recreational and commercial fishermen and divers that thirty-six thousand cubic yards of dredge rock obtained from the Port Authority of NY & NJ, Howland Hook Marine Terminal Berth Deepening Project, will be deployed on the Shark River Reef Site beginning November 24 through December 31, 2014. The shale rock will be transported to the site and deployed by hopper scow at predetermined locations.

In total, 10 hopper scow loads of rock will be deployed on the reef site as part of the division’s Artificial Reef Program.
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Fishing Access Project Complete At Green Lake

Posted November 22, 2014 By NewsEngine

A $49,000 Environmental Protection Fund project to build an accessible fishing dock and trail is now complete at Green Lake in the town of Athens, Greene County, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.

“This is yet another example of an ongoing effort to get people connected to the many recreational outdoor experiences New York State has to offer,” Commissioner Martens said. “The new dock and trail will allow individuals with mobility impairments to get out and enjoy this natural area and even drop a fishing line off the new accessible fishing dock.”
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Salmon Spawn Goal Reached

Posted November 22, 2014 By NewsEngine

Fisheries crews have completed their annual salmon spawning operation on the Missouri River System after collecting roughly 1.3 million eggs.

Dave Fryda, North Dakota Game and Fish Department Missouri River System supervisor, said about two thirds of the eggs came from Lake Sakakawea and the remainder from the Missouri River below Garrison Dam.

The average size of Lake Sakakawea females was 8.5 pounds, almost 3 pounds larger than 2013 and among the highest weights documented since the inception of the salmon program. The Missouri River females, which are typically larger than the lake fish, averaged 10.4 pounds.
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