Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Get ready for National Fishing & Boating Week 2013!
What’s the best way to celebrate National Fishing & Boating Week (NFBW), June 1-9?
Get out there!
The week-long NFBW celebration also coincides with most states' free fishing days. So, hit the water! Go fishing, go boating--and take someone with you.
The Division of Fish and Aquatic Conservation will celebrate the national kickoff of National Fishing & Boating Week on Monday, June 3, on the Anacostia River with over 300 future boaters and anglers in attendance.
This event along with all National Fishing & Boating Week
events provides a great opportunity to "Connect People with Nature" and help inspire a conservation ethic. Remember, today’s youths are tomorrow’s conservationists.
Visit our Facebook page and tell us how YOU plan to celebrate NFBW.
Great catch and a great day of fishing.
Conservationist of tomorrow.
Did you know?
The National Fish Hatchery Stocking Programs Generates:
- 13.5 million angler-days
- $554 million in retail sales
- $903 million in industrial output
- 8,000 jobs
- $256 million in wages/salaries
- $37 million in federal tax revenues
- $35 million in local tax revenues
Fish Health Section Blue Book 2012 Edition - Now Available
The updated, AFS Suggested Procedures for the Detection and Identification of Certain Finfish and shellfish Pathogens (bluebook), 2012 edition, is now available. The Bluebook is one of the major
References for Fish Health methods and inspection procedures for use by Aquatic Animal Health officials in the United States. It is published in collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section (AFS FHS). It is the culmination of two years of collaborative committee work by Aquatic Animal Health Scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and AFS FHS technical experts. It is available for purchase through the American Fisheries Society online bookstore http://fisheries.org/shop and http://fisheries.org/shop/70314s
May 21, 2013