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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

 
 
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
1. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Marker
Inscription.  Governor Andrew G. Curtin signed an act on March 30, 1866, establishing a commission to improve water quality and restore migratory fish passage. It serves as a leader for national initiatives, including state fish hatcheries and environmental and habitat protection regulations and law enforcement. The agency protects, conserves, and enhances Pennsylvania’s aquatic resources, and provides fishing and boating opportunities.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 17.589′ N, 76° 51.806′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on State Farm Road south of Elmerton Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of the road, near the entrance to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg PA 17110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ralph W. Abele (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrisburg State Hospital
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Marker (<i>tall view; looking south along State Farm Road</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
2. Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Marker (tall view; looking south along State Farm Road)
(approx. 1.1 miles away); State Arsenal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Farm Show (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harrisburg (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lincoln Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Reservoir Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wildwood Lake Sanctuary (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is the state agency responsible for the regulation of all fishing and boating in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Unlike many states, Pennsylvania separates their game commission from the agency which regulates fishing. Created in 1866 to restore runs of American shad, it today manages boat launches, waterways and other properties used for recreational fishing and boating. It also regulates the accessibility through dams on major waterways via fish ladders. (Submitted on August 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is an independent
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Marker (<i>wide view; administration building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
3. Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Marker (wide view; administration building in background)
Commonwealth agency comprised of 10 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and approved by the Legislature. Day to day operations are overseen by our Executive Director. Administrative offices are based at the Commission's headquarters at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg (Dauphin County). Field operations are based at our Centre Region Office, 595 E. Rolling Ridge Dr., Bellefonte (Centre County). Region offices, hatcheries, fisheries management offices and other Commission facilities are spread throughout the commonwealth (Submitted on August 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Building (<i>located across parking lot south from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
4. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Building (located across parking lot south from marker)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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