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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.

Fish harvest is a key tool in conservation of resources

June 10, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Some fishing conservation methods require more taking than leaving. Such is the case with several Arkansas lakes that, with no creel limits on certain species such as channel catfish, are encouraging anglers to take an unlimited number of that particular fish.

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. 

AGFC proposing to limit movement of wild-caught baitfish, public comment open

June 14, 2017

Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division have proposed a regulation change to limit the movement of live, wild-caught baitfish within the state. The proposal is part of an effort to reduce the spread and introduction of nuisance species, such as silver carp (jumping carp), northern snakehead and zebra mussels to new bodies of water.