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  • Senators Weigh in on Billfish Conservation Act

    Senators Weigh in on Billfish Conservation Act

    Conservationists and anglers are praising a bill filedWednesday by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) that seeks to clear the way for full implementation of a landmark law to raise protections for billfish. The Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was lauded when it was signed into law in 2012, but a slight ambiguity in the wording of the original legislation prevented it from being implemented as intended by the federal government.

  • 2017 BassCat

    2017 BassCat

    2017 BassCat Catalog

  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Habitat Conservation

    Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Habitat Conservation

    NOAA Fisheries today released a recovery plan for Oregon Coast coho salmon that calls for public-private partnerships to conserve habitat for the threatened species, positioning coho for possible removal from the federal list of threatened and endangered species within the next 10 years.

  • Wyoming TU Partners with School to Reconnect Native Cutthroat Habitat

    Wyoming TU Partners with School to Reconnect Native Cutthroat Habitat

    A small creek in southwest Wyoming just got a big upgrade. This November, a push-up style diversion was improved to a fish-friendly rock vane structure with a head-gate, reconnecting approximately 6 miles of habitat for the native Colorado River cutthroat trout that reside there

  • Ice Fishing Workshop with DWR

    Ice Fishing Workshop with DWR

    Learn wintertime ice fishing basics at a free clinic on Dec. 10.

  • Scientists Mapping Aquatic Species of Western United States

    Scientists Mapping Aquatic Species of Western United States

    Scientists plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S.

  • Delay of Commerical Season for Dungeness Crab due to Acid Levels

    Delay of Commerical Season for Dungeness Crab due to Acid Levels

    The traditional Dec. 1 opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season along the entire Oregon coast will be delayed due to domoic acid levels in some areas.

  • South Atlantic States Cobia Hearings

    South Atlantic States Cobia Hearings

    The South Atlantic states of Virginia through Florida have scheduled their hearings to gather public comment on the Public Information Document (PID) for the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Cobia.

  • Thanksgiving holiday special: One-day fishing/hunting combo licenses are half-price

    Thanksgiving holiday special: One-day fishing/hunting combo licenses are half-price

    Here’s a great way for residents and winter visitors to get the family and friends out and experience Arizona’s great outdoors.

  • Two Dams Set for Removal

    Two Dams Set for Removal

    Friends of the Presumpscot River (FOPR) and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced today the filing of a long-awaited settlement agreement that will lead to the construction of fish passage and removal of two dams at Saccarappa Falls in Downtown Westbrook.

  • New Barracuda Size Limits Set for Florida

    New Barracuda Size Limits Set for Florida

    At its November meeting in St. Petersburg, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set new barracuda size limits.

  • Conservation call for Regulations on Smallmouth Bass at Mille Lacs

    Conservation call for Regulations on Smallmouth Bass at Mille Lacs

    The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) is educating anglers about techniques and benefits of catch and release, informing area businesses of potential business from this world-class bass fishery, dispelling myths that bass eat walleyes (they don't), and challenging resource management to use scientific-based information to advise regulatory changes.

  • Go Fish: State License Plate to Support Marine Habitat

    Go Fish: State License Plate to Support Marine Habitat

    During the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, members of the Coastal Conservation Association spearheaded an effort to get coastal legislators to amend Georgia law to authorize a new specialty motor vehicle license plate.

  • NOAA Plan to Restore Pelagic Gulf Fishes

    NOAA Plan to Restore Pelagic Gulf Fishes

    The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) is implementing a project to help restore pelagic fish in the Gulf. This project will benefit the Gulf of Mexico in the short- and long-term and will compensate for impacts from the spill.

  • Lake Okeechobee Reservoir Debate

    Lake Okeechobee Reservoir Debate

    Without science to back up their claims, the Foundation folks are traveling across Florida crying that the state needs more land south of Lake Okeechobee to help "Save the Everglades."

  • Lake Hefner Confirms Invasive Zebra Mussels

    Lake Hefner Confirms Invasive Zebra Mussels

    Biologists with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the City of Oklahoma City confirmed invasive zebra mussels have found their way into Lake Hefner, a water-supply reservoir in northwestern Oklahoma City.

  • Invasive Species Found on Dock

    Invasive Species Found on Dock

    Zebra mussels confirmed in Adley Lake in Otter Tail County Invasive species found on dock The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Adley Lake in Otter Tail County. This is one of several confirmations this fall as docks and boat lifts are being checked for invasive species at the end of the season.

  • NOAA Seeks Input on Snake River Salmon/Steelhead Plan

    NOAA Seeks Input on Snake River Salmon/Steelhead Plan

    NOAA Fisheries is inviting public feedback on a new proposed recovery plan for Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon and steelhead, two threatened species that once represented close to half of all salmon and steelhead returning to the Columbia River system.

  • Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5

    Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5

    The recreational Dungeness crab season is scheduled to open statewide on Saturday, Nov. 5 – with a health warning in place for crabs caught north of Point Reyes (Marin County).

  • Corps to Reduce Flow from Lake Okeechobee to Estuaries

    Corps to Reduce Flow from Lake Okeechobee to Estuaries

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee this weekend as it begins a transition toward dry-season operations.