Date: 
Dec 27, 2014

The public comment period for a new management plan for federal fishing waters, including some off the coast of New Hampshire, closes in early January, leading to a final push on the part of fisherman and conservationists to have their say.

Date: 
Apr 03, 2015

Some New Hampshire fishermen are concerned that a federal ban on recreational cod fishing will continue through the summer.

Last November fishery managers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) set a ban on all recreational cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine.  The ban ends in May, although NOAA may continue the ban.

Date: 
Jul 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is considering fee increases for hunting and fishing licenses.

A fishing license would increase from $33 to $38.  A hunting license would increase from $21 to $30.  Residents over age 68 - who right now can get a license for free - would have to pay $10.

The fee increases would boost annual Fish and Game revenue by roughly $1 million.

Date: 
Sep 14, 2015

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is holding public hearings this month on license fee increases for fishing and hunting.

The Department is proposing a $10 increase for hunting and fishing licenses.  Residents over age 68 - who right now can get a license for free - would have to pay $10.

Date: 
Dec 23, 2015

Currently 19 states constitutionally guarantee citizens the right to hunt and fish, subject only to reasonable regulations enacted to conserve or manage wildlife populations. Most such amendments have been passed in recent years by way of citizen ballot initiatives, a process that does not exist in New Hampshire.

Date: 
Jun 22, 2016

A newly formed organization wants to remove the requirement that Fish and Game commissioners hold a hunting or fishing license.

The Fish and Game Commission includes eleven individuals appointed by the governor. They are responsible for setting policy and rules for the Fish and Game Department.

Date: 
Nov 25, 2016

On December 6 the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will host a public hearing on two new fishing rules.

The first rule would set up a free ice-fishing day each winter. New Hampshire already holds a free fishing day each June.

Date: 
May 31, 2016

On Wednesday, June 1 a new law takes effect that bans lead fishing tackle weighing one ounce or less.

The law was passed in 2013.  Prior to that bill, the state banned larger lead sinkers.

Supporters of the new law point to the harm to wildlife caused by lead sinkers.  

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