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Shearwater’s sinking as Delaware artificial reef addition debuts on DNREC YouTube Channel

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:46
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2016) – A DNREC YouTube Channel video premiering this week shows there was a little drama on the high seas before the latest addition to Delaware’s artificial reef system could go below the Atlantic Ocean to occupy a new berth as marine habitat

Newly signed Delaware law changes size and possession limits for American eel

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:23
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2016) – A new Delaware law that increases size limits and decreases recreational possession limits on American eel is now in effect, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Feb 1 thru 7

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:46
DOVER (Feb. 12, 2016) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Feb. 1-7 made 797 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public and issued 16 citations.

Bear man faces more than 70 charges for weapons and deer hunting violations

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:45
TOWNSEND (Feb. 12, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers concluded an investigation into illegal deer hunting Tuesday with the arrest of a New Castle County man for illegal weapons possession charges along with numerous charges related to the illegal take of at least 14 deer during Delaware’s 2015/16 deer season.

Missing boy found safe at Eagles Nest Wildlife Area

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:44
TOWNSEND (Feb. 8, 2016) – Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers and the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit found and safely returned to his family mid-day Sunday a 13-year-old boy reported lost earlier that morning while looking for shed deer antlers on the Eagles Nest Wildlife Area.

Six arrested on drug charges in C and D Canal Conservation Area

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:44
MIDDLETOWN (Feb. 10, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers while on patrol Feb. 8 arrested six Maryland residents for drug possession and other charges after stopping them for illegally operating a motor vehicle and motorcycles in a habitat-sensitive area of the C&D Canal Conservation Area.

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife to propose 2016 17 waterfowl season dates at Feb 23 Advisory Council meeting

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:23
DOVER (Feb. 11, 2016) – The Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will address dates proposed by DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife for the 2016/17 waterfowl and migratory game bird seasons at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.