The Fishing Industry in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org en Free North Country Workshops For Fly Fishing Beginners http://nhpr.org/post/free-north-country-workshops-fly-fishing-beginners <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Fish and Game and the Division of Parks and Recreation are offering two free fly-fishing workshops in the North Country. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials urge interested anglers to register soon, as these workshops fill up fast. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A two-day workshop will take place June 7-8 at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A second workshop is offered by the Haverhill Recreation Department June 28-29. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:39:59 +0000 Associated Press 49174 at http://nhpr.org Free North Country Workshops For Fly Fishing Beginners N.H. Fish And Game Asks Anglers To Help With Striped Bass Survey http://nhpr.org/post/nh-fish-and-game-asks-anglers-help-striped-bass-survey <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Striped bass are starting to arrive in New Hampshire's coastal waters, and the state wants to figure out how many are out there. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To help state and federal fisheries biologists assess the status of the population, the state Fish and Game Department is asking anglers to participate in an online survey. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Participants are asked to measure each striped bass they catch. Mon, 05 May 2014 13:54:10 +0000 Associated Press 47908 at http://nhpr.org Weather Delays Trout Stocking In N.H., But Not Opening Day http://nhpr.org/post/weather-delays-trout-stocking-nh-not-opening-day <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a brief delay, New Hampshire Fish and Game department trucks have been heading out to stock the state's lakes and ponds with trout. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday is opening day for the state's designated trout ponds. Fish stocking generally occurs from mid-March to early July, but it didn't start until the last days of March this year because spring conditions were slow to arrive. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:05:05 +0000 Associated Press 47455 at http://nhpr.org Funding Fish And Game http://nhpr.org/post/funding-fish-and-game <p>This agency does much more than serve hunters and anglers, it’s also involved in search and rescue, land conservation, and habitat management.&nbsp; Despite all these responsibilities, hunting and fishing license fees are the main revenue source. Now, some in the Statehouse are taking hard look expanding that base - to hikers, canoers, and the many others who enjoy the great outdoors.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45991 at http://nhpr.org Funding Fish And Game N.H. Joins Lawsuit Aimed At Blocking Fishing Regulations http://nhpr.org/post/nh-joins-lawsuit-aimed-blocking-fishing-regulations <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">New Hampshire is joining a lawsuit arguing that new federal rules will devastate New England's groundfishing industry.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:31:58 +0000 Associated Press 35063 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Joins Lawsuit Aimed At Blocking Fishing Regulations The Mortal Sea (rebroadcast) http://nhpr.org/post/mortal-sea-rebroadcast <p>In a new book, UNH professor Jeffrey Bolster argues the North Atlantic, for all its vastness and power, is deeply vulnerable.and has suffered cycles of over fishing for centuries, with each new method of fishing causing stocks to decline. We’ll look back at this history and what it might teach us about restoring our oceans to health.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p><p><strong>W. Jeffrey Bolster - </strong>UNH Professor and author of the new book "The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail"</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 29474 at http://nhpr.org The Mortal Sea (rebroadcast) Bass Fishing Newest High School Sport In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/bass-fishing-newest-high-school-sport-nh <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>This was no place for marching bands, pep rallies or cheerleaders. Fifty four teams, each composed of two students, met on the dark waters of Lake Winnipesaukee under threatening skies.</p><p>“I’ve got a spinning rod set up, I’m going to be fishing mostly spinners,” says Campbell High School Junior Connor Perry. “My other teammate is going to be fishing mostly some worms. See what works out today, got to see what they want.” &nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 15:56:35 +0000 Todd Bookman 27256 at http://nhpr.org Bass Fishing Newest High School Sport In N.H. Ice Fishing Angles Toward Innovation http://nhpr.org/post/ice-fishing-angles-toward-innovation <P>NHPR’s <STRONG>Sam Evans-Brown</STRONG> found that the traditional ice-fishing bob-houses that pop up each winter may be on their way out. Earlier this month, Sam caught up with Dave Genz—the man credited as the “Godfather of modern ice fishing” and the only ice-angler to be named to America’s fresh water fishing hall of fame—as he&nbsp;fished and demonstrated&nbsp;and some of the newer innovations to the winter sport.</P> <P></P> <P> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:11:45 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 20569 at http://nhpr.org Ice Fishing Angles Toward Innovation The Mortal Sea http://nhpr.org/post/mortal-sea <p></p><p>In a new book, UNH professor Jeffrey Bolster argues the North Atlantic, for all its vastness and power, is deeply vulnerable.and has suffered cycles of over fishing for centuries, with each new method of fishing causing stocks to decline. &nbsp;We’ll look back at this his<strong>t</strong>ory…and what it might teach us about restoring our oceans to health.</p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p><p><strong>W. Jeffrey Bolster - </strong>UNH Professor and author of the new book "The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail""</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 17681 at http://nhpr.org The Mortal Sea N.H. Fishery Receives Disaster Declaration http://nhpr.org/post/nh-fishery-receives-disaster-declaration <p>New Hampshire fishermen facing cuts and closures imposed on them because of declining fish populations say regulators are putting them out of business. Thursday those fishermen learned that they might get some financial relief. The federal government has declared a disaster in the New England Ground-fish fishery. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:43:40 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 12877 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Fishery Receives Disaster Declaration Tracking Mercury Through The Food Chain http://nhpr.org/post/tracking-mercury-through-food-chain <p>For years doctors and health officials have been trying to warn consumers about the risk of mercury in fish.</p><p>The new short film <a href="http://www.dartmouth.edu/~toxmetal/program-resources/research-translation/mercurymovie.html" target="_blank">“Mercury: From Source to Seafood”</a> is trying to aid in that effort by filling in a bit more of our understanding of how mercury ends up in fish. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:44:32 +0000 Brady Carlson 12808 at http://nhpr.org Tracking Mercury Through The Food Chain Fishing Industry Hailing New Federal Administrator, Bracing for New Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/fishing-industry-hailing-new-federal-administrator-bracing-new-cuts <p>Next year could be a critical year for commercial fishermen in New England.</p><p>That&rsquo;s because regulators said last week at a meeting in Portsmouth, that they may institute sharp cuts in catch limits on a number of groundfish species, like cod and haddock.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:38:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 10534 at http://nhpr.org Lead Sinkers Bill Heads to the House http://nhpr.org/post/lead-sinkers-bill-heads-house <p>For some Granite&nbsp;Staters the loon represents the state in a very emotional way, and&nbsp;supporters of the bird were out in force on Tuesday, defending <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0224.pdf">a bill </a>that would ban lead fishing gear. The&nbsp;bill was being heard by the House Fish and Game Committee, and&nbsp;attendees over-flowed&nbsp;out the door of a double capacity hearing room.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:37:15 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3531 at http://nhpr.org Lead Sinkers Bill Heads to the House Trout Stocking Feels Spring Heat http://nhpr.org/post/trout-stocking-feels-spring-heat <p>A fishing license in New Hampshire goes for $35. That money helps fund the State&rsquo;s six fish hatcheries, where the vast majority of trout that anglers reel in are raised.&nbsp; Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:06:03 +0000 Todd Bookman 3291 at http://nhpr.org Trout Stocking Feels Spring Heat Get the Lead Out http://nhpr.org/post/get-lead-out <p>As anglers dust off their tackle boxes, it's a great time to make sure that all the lead is out.&nbsp;Decades of research by the Loon Preservation Committee in Moultonborough has proven the toxicity of lead fishing tackle to wildlife. One lead sinker an ounce or less in weight can kill a loon in a matter of weeks.&nbsp;Loons swallow grit and pebbles that help to grind up food, and sometimes there's a sinker in the gravelly mix. Fishermen lose a lot of sinkers.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 2862 at http://nhpr.org Get the Lead Out