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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020

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Editors Note: We asked NOAA Fisheries to respond to recent charges by CCA, CSP and CSF that, among other things, "NOAA Fisheries does not have the tools or the will to properly manage this (Gulf red snapper) fishery." Here's a response from John Ewald, Director of Public Affairs for NOAA Fisheries.
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COLLEGIATE FISHING
Murray State put together a very strong two week stretch to maintain and grow its lead in the School of the Year standings.

CONTESTS
The Fish Art Contest has created the Fish Habitat Writing Award to highlight the importance of protecting, preserving, and restoring aquatic habitat.
FISHERIES HABITAT
It is estimated that these projects will restore almost 4,500 acres of marsh and more than 130 acres of ridge habitats in the Barataria and Pontchartrain basins.
FISHING SPOTS
Santee Cooper Country provides visitors with a wealth of options for family fun in the outdoors, everything from golf outings and waterparks to museums and fine dining, but it’s no secret that fishing on lakes Marion and Moultrie have been a mainstay for tourism.

GRANTS
Nonprofits can apply for one of twenty $5,000 grants and DEW Nation will also have a chance to nominate their local conservation nonprofits.
INDUSTRY
Dometic Marine has unveiled its new Electric Power Assist Steering, engineered to bring the smooth, easy control of electric power-assisted steering to a wide range of popular boats, including pontoons, runabouts, RIBS, aluminum fishing boats and center consoles.
Everest.com, the nation’s first outdoor lifestyle-focused, multi-merchant marketplace announced today that the company has teamed with 12 Survivors to create and offer a top-notch survival package to Everest Caliber members, with free shipping, at an almost $100 discount.

INVASIVE SPECIES
Monitoring efforts help NY DEC engage in early detection and rapid response (EDRR), as well as long-term management.
MARINE ELECTRONICS
Garmin’s latest cartography update, v2021.0, provides boaters and anglers of any skill level with the gear they need for whenever they hit the water next.
ORGANIZATIONS
While the industry landscape continually changes forcing companies to reevaluate how they spend their marketing dollars, the NPAA has kept its finger on the pulse of how anglers should approach companies to obtain and maintain sponsorships.
RADIO
Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament last weekend in Oshkosh. Dan attends Frontier Fest with a Fur Trade Era Rendezvous and Buffalo Bill Wild West Show at Woodside Ranch east of Mauston.
STATES
California’s recreational spiny lobster season is set to kick off Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at 6 a.m., continuing through March 17, 2021.
The Indiana Natural Resources Foundation and the Indiana Muskie Club recently worked in partnership with the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife to purchase land along Kuhn Lake in northeast Indiana to solve the parking problem for local boaters and fishermen
We have begun our annual stocking of our specially produced Atlantic salmon by stocking two lakes, Mount Tom Pond (Washington) and Crystal Lake (Ellington).
Waters reopening to sport crabbing Oct. 1 include marine areas 4 (Neah Bay, east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands), 9 (Admiralty Inlet), and 12 Hood Canal (North of Ayock Point).
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking for public comment on a proposal to reconnect a channel of the Musselshell River southwest of Melstone that was cut off by flooding.
Arkansas hunters harvested more alligators than ever before in the 2020 alligator season, which was held the third and fourth weekends in September in three hunting zones in the lower half of the state.
Soutwestern Electric Power Company announced this morning that SWEPCO Lake in Benton County will be closed to all boats and fishing Monday-Friday, Oct. 5-9, 2020.
STREAMING VIDEO
Let’s follow along with the Fish Addictions crew as they navigate the first National Walleye Tour tournament in Marinette, Wisconsin.
TOURNAMENTS
Though these South Carolina lakes are known for great fall fishing, the tournament Oct. 8-11 is a bit ahead of the time when things get prime, locals say.
WILDLIFE
Deer-vehicle accidents can be minimized by practicing good defensive driving skills and having an awareness of deer behavior.
FWC biologist Pierson Hill recently documented an extremely unusual “patternless” eastern diamondback rattlesnake in north Florida, which he then microchipped and released safely for identification by researchers in the future.
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