Texas Fish & Game

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March 15, 2022

Martha Williams Sworn In As USFWS Director

Martha Williams was sworn in as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service by Secretary Deb Haaland.. Martha has been serving as Principal Deputy Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service since January 20, 2021, exercising […]
November 17, 2021

Delta Waterfowl Supports USFWS Nomination

Delta Waterfowl strongly supports the nomination of Martha Williams for Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Prior to her nomination, Williams worked for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, serving as Director […]
November 3, 2021

NOAA Fisheries, FWS To Change “Habitat” Definition

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are proposing to rescind the joint regulatory definition of “habitat” finalized in December 2020. The U.S. FWS is also proposing to rescind their regulations governing critical habitat […]
July 14, 2021

USWFS Saves Sucker

Thanks to decades of collaborative work by conservation partners to support the razorback sucker throughout its range, this native fish is swimming towards recovery. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to reclassify the species […]
July 13, 2021

Feds Bust Invasive Crab Import Ring

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the completion of Operation Mitten Catcher, an international law enforcement investigation that prevented the illegal import of approximately 15,525 live Chinese mitten crabs into the U.S. Mitten crabs are […]
November 3, 2020

Get Federal Wildlife Permits Online

To simplify, expedite, and improve the permit application process, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is launching “ePermits,” a new and modern electronic permitting system. Permits enable the public to engage in certain federal regulated […]
September 15, 2020

Proposal Clarifies Critical Habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing regulations to clarify and update its processes for considering exclusions from critical habitat designations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed changes relate to the Service’s […]
August 6, 2020

FWS, Sportmen’s Alliance Team For Outdoors Access

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) have reaffirmed an existing relationship that promises to benefit hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts for generations to come. A recently signed agreement builds […]
August 5, 2020

Feds Crack Down On Illegal Crab Trade

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wildlife inspectors have prevented the illegal and potentially harmful import into the United States of approximately 15,000 live Chinese mitten crabs as part of the law enforcement operation codenamed Hidden Mitten. Chinese […]
April 22, 2020

Fishing, Hunting Could Expand

Continuing the Trump Administration’s significant efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced today a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more […]