The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) voted at its quarterly meeting today to create a voluntary 1 dollar youth fishing license and to dedicate the revenue generated from it to programs to increase youth fishing participation.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced today that they have completed a land-transfer agreement with Hanson Aggregates BMC, Inc. which secures the long-term preservation of Cogley Island, a 10-acre property in the Allegheny River in Armstrong County.
Anglers, boaters and others interested in the future of the Susquehanna River are encouraged to join Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Executive Director John Arway in a community discussion on Monday, Jan. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fisheries Management Area 5 (Bushkill) biologists conducted surveys in the Class B Brook Trout reach (Section 04) on September 4 and 5 and the Class A Brown Trout reach (Section 05) on August 26 and 27 to quantify wild trout abundance concurrent with a survey on nearby Black Creek.
In November, 2012 and October/November, 2013 Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Area 6 personnel sampled Crum Creek), Delaware County (2012), Conestoga River, Lancaster County, and Cocalico Creek, a tributary to the Conestoga, Lancaster County (2013).
An initiative by Gov. Tom Corbett to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medicine also will improve the health of fish, says the executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).
The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and that means it is time for anglers to get a jump on the 2014 fishing season. Anglers can purchase a 2014 license beginning December 1, which gives them a bonus month for free.
State officials from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) have confirmed that environmental DNA (eDNA) from the invasive Asian silver carp has been found in two water samples collected from the Ohio River.
Fisheries Management Area 5 (Bushkill) biologists conducted a stream survey on August 26 and 27, 2013, to address angler reports of an apparent decline in the streams Class A wild Brown Trout population.
The health of three streams in northcentral Pennsylvania has improved to the point that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will increase stocking of adult trout in two of them and has upgraded a third to Class A Wild Trout status.
During September 16 - 19, 2013 Fisheries Management Area 7 biologists conducted nighttime electrofishing surveys targeting adult Smallmouth Bass at four historic sampling sites located within the middle portion of the Susquehanna River between the inflatable dam near Sunbury and the York Haven Dam.
The top officials of the Pennsylvania Game and Fish and Boat commissions will join state Rep. Greg Vitali, Democratic chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, to discuss their opposition to H.B. 1576 during a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Capitol Media Center.
After confirming the presence of the aquatic invasive species (AIS) known as New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarium) in Spring Creek, Centre County, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters.
At its quarterly business meeting held today at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) unveiled plans to expand its popular Mentored Youth Fishing Day program across the state in 2014.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on September 30 and October 1 in Erie at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, located at 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA.
During early September 2013 Fisheries Management Area 7 biologists conducted nighttime electrofishing surveys, targeting adult smallmouth bass at four historic sampling sites at the Juniata River from Huntingdon County downstream to Perry County.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is announcing grant funding opportunities to address water quality, aquatic habitat enhancement, and recreational access in the Tulpehocken Creek and Quittapahilla Creek watersheds in Berks and Lebanon counties.
Division of Fisheries Management staff from Areas 3, 4, 6, and 7 surveyed YOY black bass (primarily Smallmouth Bass) in the West Branch Susquehanna River, upper Susquehanna (North Branch), lower Susquehanna, and middle Susquehanna River, respectively.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it has temporarily lifted all seasons, sizes and creel limits on Lake Nessmuk, Tioga County, as it prepares to rebuild the lakes dam and spillway next spring.
HARRISBURG, Pa.– At its 100th quarterly business meeting held today, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) approved several property transactions, finalized new regulations for Lake Erie, and awarded two grants for projects on the Lehigh and Susquehanna rivers. more»
Harrisburg – Boating safety experts want to get something off their chest and onto yours – a life jacket. The importance of flotation devices and other watercraft safety tips are the focus of the 2011 National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27. more»
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is encouraging anglers to visit the upper Owl Creek Reservoir in Schuylkill County and harvest as many fish as they can before the lake is drawn down this spring and construction begins to repair the facility. more»
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today placed permanent catch-and-immediate-release regulations on smallmouth and largemouth bass in portions of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, a move designed to protect the rivers’ existing bass population. At the same time, Commissioners at the quarterly business meeting approved publication of proposed regulations which wo more»
Harrisburg – A Bucks County reptile breeder and dealer has pleaded guilty to charges by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) that he illegally bought and traded native spotted turtles. more»
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is encouraging local governments and nonprofit groups which are interested in providing or improving public boating facilities to apply for funding through the agency’s Boating Facility Grant Program. more»
A Warren, Pa., company has agreed to pay a $25,000 settlement in lieu of fines and civil damages to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) as a result of the company’s unpermitted discharge of a chemical product into Lycoming County’s Pine Creek last spring. more»