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Commission passes new recreational and commercial fishing regulations in Arkansas

Oct. 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted at today’s regularly scheduled meeting to approve new changes to Arkansas’s regulations on recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaculture.

AGFC to vote on fisheries regulations changes

Oct. 14, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will meet at the AGFC’s Little Rock Headquarters Thursday to vote on regulations changes concerning recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaculture in Arkansas during their regularly scheduled meeting. 

Arkansas fighting Asian carp with angler awareness, baitfish regulations

Aug. 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Fish jumping into the boat sounds like a dream come true for some anglers -- until you’ve experienced it firsthand. That’s exactly what’s happening on some Arkansas lakes connected to the Mississippi River, and it’s causing a lot of concern. 

Arkansas fisheries biologists suggest removing, revising regulations

May 2, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission presented a series of changes to regulations at the Commission’s formal briefing Wednesday, April 27, as part of the annual regulations cycle. The focus of many of these changes is to remove complicated regulations wherever possible and help people get started fishing.
 

Special commercial fishing opportunity on Lake Chicot to combat Asian carp

Oct. 4, 2017

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will open a special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp from Nov. 1-Dec. 31. 

Asian carp, particularly silver carp and bighead carp have been a nuisance to many waters connected to the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers since their escape from aquaculture and research facilities during floods in the 1970s. In addition to consuming vast amounts of plankton, which are the base of the food chain in many fisheries, silver carp have become a hazard on many waters where they are abundant because of their habit of jumping out of the water when startled.