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John Lee


Delaware shellfish enthusiasts are a step closer to raising oysters and clams as lottery applications are now available for shellfish farming leases in the Inland Bays.



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Delaware hunters are gearing up for the start of wild turkey season knowing that their prey should be easier to find this year.



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Nutrients at the bottom of a pond allow for algae to grow, but when too much algae spreads across a pond, those nutrients become problematic.




Newark start-up Linne Industries has a solution to control algae bloom populations and mosquitos, ultimately improving water quality.

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Third graders in Seaford waded into watershed education Thursday with the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control’s mobile science trailer, learning about the importance of water in nature.


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After nearly two months of Republicans holding up his nomination in the state Senate, Sean Garvin will be Delaware’s next top environmental official.

He was approved by the senate Wednesday 14-5 with some GOP support.

State environmental officials has fined the Delaware City Refinery $150,000 for illegally shipping millions of gallons of crude oil.



Photo courtesy of EPA

President Trump has started the process to repeal a piece of the Clean Water Act. And some First State wetlands could be left unprotected.


John Lee


In response to a massive sewage spill, Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is temporarily halting shellfish harvesting in the Delaware Bay.

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Delaware wildlife officials are now allowing hunters to harvest snow geese to help control population levels.


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has implemented a federal Snow Goose Conservation Order, which encourages hunters to harvest snow geese, to help stabilize the geese population.


Delawareans will be allowed to hunt snow geese every day except Sunday. There will be no limits on the amount of snow geese a hunter can harvest.


John Lee


An increase to the oyster quota in the First State isn’t expected to threaten the state’s oyster stock.


Delaware’s registered oyster harvesters will see a 7 percent increase in the state’s oyster quota, which is being raised to 11,438 bushels this year. The increase was decided Wednesday night at the Advisory Council on Shellfisheries.