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Deeper Wins CES Recognition
Deeper Smart Fishfinder received the Best of Innovation Award at the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. According to the company, it is the first time ever for any fishing technology to be nominated and win the award.
The Deeper Fishfinder is a smart sonar that works in conjunction with smartphones. According to the company, Deeper operates in both fresh and salt water.
The CES Innovation Awards is an annual event honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products and are formally presented at the international Consumer Electronics Show from January 6th-9th.
Coastal Clamming to Return in January
The three-day holiday opening of Copalis Beach, Wash. for clamming was a success, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The WDFW reports those who participated in the December 24 to December 26 opening averaged 14.5 clams each, with the limit set at 15. Now, according to the Seattle Times, another clam dig may begin as early as this month.
“We’re pretty sure on opening Copalis again (sometime between Jan. 8-12 during evening low tides), and Long Beach is the big question mark,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal-shellfish manager. “Hopefully we’ll have a clean sample for marine toxins, and move forward with opening both beaches.”
New Year Fishing Rules for Cape Falcon
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is reminding sportsmen that harvest restrictions began on New Year’s Day at the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve site. The Department manages and scientifically monitors five marine reserve sites off the Oregon coast, all within three nautical miles from shore. Harvest rules, maps and boundary coordinates for the marine reserve sites can be found on the state’s Oregon Marine Reserves website. Information is also available in the 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations and 2016 Commercial Fisheries Synopsis.