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DIVISION OF AQUATIC & WILDLIFE RESOURCES ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fisher Forum

This page will feature news from fishers all around the island of Guam.

If you would like to add content to this page, please contact Jane Dia, Resource Information and Education Officer at jmdguam@gmail.com or call 671.735.3982.

Upcoming Events:
1 Fish for Science Fishing Derby June 2015 TBD
2 Guam Kid’s Fishing Derby #1 July 18
3 Guam Kid’s Fishing Derby #2 August 29
4 Annual Spearfishing Tournament July 25 – 26
5 31st Annual Saipan Fishing Tournament July 25 – 26
6 MUFF 11th Annual Spearfishing Challenge
7 10th Annual GOSA Fishing Derby July 31 – August 2
8 20th Annual Guam International Fishing Tournament August 1-2


 

Water Safety

If jellyfish or Man-o-Wars are seen, please notify the Department of Agriculture. Call 735-3987, 735-3955/6, or call the NOAA Guam office at 646-1904 Or e-mail b_tibbatts@hotmail.com. Indicate if it is jellyfish, or man-o-wars (the blue bubble).

Thank you.

For a listing of expected dates of jellyfish, click here: If jellyfish or Man 2013


 

Beware of Jellyfish

Also, check out our Species Fact Sheets under “Educational Outreach” to read about poisonous and venomous sea creatures on Guam.

For Manahak and jellyfish dates for 2016, please call DAWR office at 735-0294/0281.


 

National Weather Service Forecast Office

Through the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Tiyan, Guam, brochures are available to educate marine users of various weather conditions.

Please click on the following links to download these brochures. Also, visit their website at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/guam/

1) Small Craft Advisory Brochure
2) High Surf Advisory Brochure
3) Rip Current


 

News & Other Announcements

2015 and 2016 Kids Fishing Derby

Posted on August 1, 2011 by ed.cruz

ANNOUNCING 2016 KID’S FISHING DERBY DATES: SATURDAYS, JULY 9 AND AUGUST 6, 2016 WITH FISHING CLINICS JULY 2 AND JULY 30.

For more information, please call 735-0294/0281. Registration packets are available M-F at the DAWR office in Mangilao.

These derbies are open to children ages 7->12 years old on or before derby dates.

In addition to the fishing competition itself, the event includes a fishing clinic open to the public. The clinic provided an opportunity for parents and children to learn about and practice basic fishing skills including knot tying and casting. The purpose of the fishing derbies is to encourage fishing as a form of recreation, and to teach environmental and fishing conservation ethics.

KIDS FISHING DERBY

See the 1st Derby winners in the Guam Pacific Daily News: 1st derby

Individual scores here: Individual tally sheets

July 18, 2015 Placement Winners: Most Fish:1st Jerico Andrew Padilla – 9 Fish2nd Chloe Erianna Lobaton – 7 Fish3rd Haley Isabella Salas – 5 Fish

Longest Fish:1st Roland Junior Manibusan 203 mm/8.0 in Blackspot emperor (Lethrinus harak)2nd Jamias Mikaele Anderson 200 mm/7.9 in Blackspot emperor (Lethrinus harak)3rd Abraham John Guerrero II 157 mm/6.2 in Honeycomb grouper (Epinephelus merra)

Longest Triggerfish:1st Alana Reigh Lizama 183 mm/7.2 in Picassofish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)2nd Cycle Renzo Sarmiento 162 mm/6.4 in Picassofish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)3rd Chelsea Maria Cruz 152 mm/6.0 in Picassofish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)

Funding is provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration program. The derby is coordinated through the Guam Department of Agriculture, Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, Aquatic Education Program.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING THE 2015 KID’S FISHING DERBY!

1. ATLANTIS SUBMARINE2. BABA CORP3. BURGER KING4. CALIFORNIA MART5. COLD STONE6. FISH EYE MARINE PARK7. GUAM FISHERMAN’S COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION8. GLIMPSES/FOREMOST FOODS, INC.9. GUAM FIRE DEPARTMENT10. GUAM MICRONESIA ISLANDS SCUBA WHOLESALE11. GUAM ZOOLOGICAL BOTANICAL & MARINE GARDEN12. HAWAII INTERCONTINENTAL CORPORATION13. JAMAICAN GRILL14. MANIGLAO MAYOR’S OFFICE15. MARK’S SPORTING GOODS16. MCDONALD’S17. MICRONESIAN DIVERS ASSOCIATION18. MESKLA CHAMORU FUSION BISTRO19. MICRONESIA MALL STADIUM THEATRES20. NATIONAL OFFICE SUPPLY21. ONWARD BEACH RESORT22. PAPA JOHN’S23. PAPA’S24. PRICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL25. QUALITY DISTRIBUTORS26. RON’S DINER27. SEAWALKER TOURS28. SUBMARINA29. TARZA30. UNDERWATER WORLD31. U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE32. ZIPGUAM