Lanternfly quarantine begins Friday

DOVER – Effective Friday, the Delaware Department of Agriculture will quarantine New Castle County in its entirety due to established populations of spotted lanternfly found in Odessa. This is an expansion of the quarantine initially enacted in February 2019 and updated in September 2019. DDA continues to partner with USDA to conduct surveys and property […]

Not ideal fishing conditions for local anglers

If you haven’t noticed the wind is windy again, and raining to add to the fun. Boats are having a heck of time getting out to fish. The beaches are covered in wide, fast-moving surf wash, or white water. The Inland Bays and Delaware Bay are rough. Finding an out-of-the-way place to fish has been […]

COVID-19 changes offers Smyrna teen more time on Lake Como

SMYRNA — A year ago, Brian Wright’s kayak was too big for him to lift off the ramp and get on the water by himself. Now a year later, with more time to kill in quarantine, 15-year-old Brian regularly takes the 10-foot kayak out by himself on Lake Como in Smyrna. Brian said with the […]

Delaware growers allowed to use up dicamba stock

DOVER — Following the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to vacate three dicamba registrations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued guidance that will allow Delaware growers to use existing stocks of the three dicamba products affected. “While we are disappointed with the court’s decision in vacating these product registrations, we are grateful that […]

Delaware surf-fishing permits have maxed out

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today it has reached its cap of 17,000 Delaware surf-fishing permits issued for the calendar year. With the cap figure attained, no more surf tag permits will be issued until December. In 2019, the Delaware’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Council established a 17,000 […]

Public education campaign launches as beaches reopen

WILMINGTON — Governor John Carney has launched the “Summer Safely” public education campaign in partnership with the beach towns, local Chambers of Commerce, the Delaware Tourism Office, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). The public […]

Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park cancels Trail Day

LEWES — Due to the current State of Emergency in Delaware, coupled with guidance from the American Hiking Society, the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park (FOCHSP) have cancelled their National Trail Day and postponed the Youth Fishing Tournament events. National Trails Day, celebrated the first Saturday of June each year, encourages people to take […]

DNREC begins treatment of ponds for aquatic weed

SUSSEX COUNTY — With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is treating downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla. Uncontrolled hydrilla can choke the water, crowding out beneficial plant species and preventing fishing and boating access. Ponds being […]

DNREC begins treatment of Sussex ponds for aquatic weed hydrilla

SUSSEX COUNTY – With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is treating downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla. Uncontrolled hydrilla can choke the water, crowding out beneficial plant species and preventing fishing and boating access. Ponds being […]

Fishing access opening as restrictions lessen

The last few days prevented boats heading out and surf anglers had to fight wide waves and rough wash. Private boats are the only ones going out. Charters and head boats are still under restrictions not to operate. Eventually after June 1, that will change. The weather turning has dropped the water temperatures more than […]