English: Trawler Hauling Nets (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
DOVER (Jan. 21, 2016) – Delaware residents as well as anglers visiting the First State can now use the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s new responsive website, Delaware Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler, to access information from most personal devices on more than 180 species of fish and shellfish that reside in, frequent or occasionally visit Delaware's fresh, estuarine, coastal or offshore waters.
“Almost any fish a recreational angler might catch in Delaware is included, from the shallow waters of a small backyard pond to the deep waters of
the Atlantic Ocean, from bluegills to blue marlin,” said Fisheries Biologist Bruce Cole, who spearheaded the new website. “Designing Delaware Fish Facts for the Recreational Angler as a responsive website resulted in webpages that not only look good, but are also easy to use on all devices, from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones.”
The new site features fish or fishing information on:
· High quality illustrations and descriptions to help identify species
· Seasons, size limits and daily limits
· Ranges and abundance in Delaware waters
· Habitat and food preferences
· Common fishing lures and baits
· Did You Know? fun facts
· Typical sizes caught of the many species depicted
· Minimum requirements for citations in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament
· Delaware State Records for species included in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament
“While still on the water, and with the aid of a smart phone, anglers can use the new responsive website to instantly help identify what kind of fish they caught and find out if it is in season, how big it needs to be, how many they can keep and much more. Even non-anglers can enjoy the information, from the high quality art work to the “Did You Know” fun fact sections,” said DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Director and avid angler David Saveikis.
For more information about fishing in Delaware, visit www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/fisheries.