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  • 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.

  • State Fish & Wildlife Agencies Detailed License Buying Trends

    State Fish & Wildlife Agencies Detailed License Buying Trends

    State wildlife agencies, like Fortune 100 businesses, must have accurate information and up-to-date data to succeed. Understanding license buying trends or confirming the success or failure of marketing efforts requires accurate and timely insights. However, agencies often lack the resources of Fortune 100 companies.

  • Three Rivers Now Open to Gamefish Harvest

    Three Rivers Now Open to Gamefish Harvest

    Action: Opens the Snohomish River, the Skykomish River and the Wallace River to fishing for gamefish beginning Oct. 22. Extends the coho fisheries on these three rivers through Nov. 30.

  • California Salmon/Steelhead Recovery Plan

    California Salmon/Steelhead Recovery Plan

    Millions of wild salmon and steelhead once returned to California's north and central coastal watersheds. Development over the last 100 years and the conversion of forestlands to urban and agricultural use led to the decline of these populations. From 1997 to 2000, California Coastal Chinook salmon, Northern California steelhead, and Central California Coast steelhead were listed under the federal Endangered Species Act as species threatened with extinction.

  • Fourth Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Nearly Met, Catch Will Be Subject to Size Restriction

    Fourth Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Nearly Met, Catch Will Be Subject to Size Restriction

    North coast anglers are about to meet their seasonal salmon quota in another popular spot, triggering new restrictions on the Trinity River fishery. Monitoring efforts show that anglers above Cedar Flat on the Trinity River will have caught their quota of 183 adult fall-run Chinook, 22 inches or longer, by sundown on Friday, Oct. 21. After the quota is met, anglers will still be able to fish in this area but must release any Chinook longer than 22 inches.

  • New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management

    New Report Urges Modernization in Federal Fisheries Management

    The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), along with the nation's leading fishing conservation organizations and trades associations, today released a landmark series of recommendations for the incoming Administration and the new Congress that strive to balance improving access to public waters, creating economic growth, and enhancing the conservation of marine fish stocks. The guidance for federal policy-makers in A Vision for Marine Fisheries Management in the 21st Century: Priorities for a New Administration calls for an end to antiquated federal policies that have inhibited a vital source of economic growth and a proud American tradition.

  • BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships Awarded

    BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships Awarded

    BRP announced today that its Evinrude brand, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, has awarded the first two BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships. The $5,000 fellowships were given to Brennan Dow and Christopher Suchocki to support their tuition at the school. The fellowships are highly competitive and are awarded to students conducting outstanding research that will help protect and preserve the world's fragile water resources. Dow's research focuses on ecosystem improvement through detailed local underwater mapping, while Suchocki is researching new ways to rehabilitate natural fisheries by reducing the pressures on wild fish populations.

  • Colorado Fall Trout Fishing

    Colorado Fall Trout Fishing

    by Jeff Florence For sportsmen, fall means opening day and stalking elk through the Colorado back country. The decrease in anglers (and football on the tube) generally lead to less crowds, but just because there are fewer people fishing, the fish are still there for the taking!

  • California: Meeting Set for Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposals

    California: Meeting Set for Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposals

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Watershed Restoration Grants Branch will hold a public meeting to discuss its Draft Fisheries Habitat Restoration 2017 Proposal Solicitation Notice (FHR 2017 PSN). TheDraft FHR 2017 PSN includes focuses for the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program, the Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Program, the Forest Land Anadromous Restoration Program and the Commercial Salmon Stamp Program.

  • New NOAA Fisheries Guidelines Should Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management

    New NOAA Fisheries Guidelines Should Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today applauded NOAA Fisheries for updating and improving the guidelines it and the regional fishery management councils use for developing fishery management plans for the nation’s federal marine fisheries. The final revisions to National Standard 1 and related guidelines of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) address several challenges that have arisen in marine fisheries management over the last decade due to requirements in the law and the agency’s interpretation of them.

  • Action Alert: Protect Salmon, Dump the Current Drought Bills!

    Action Alert: Protect Salmon, Dump the Current Drought Bills!

    Congress is considering two bills, H.R. 2898 (Valadao) and S. 2533 (Feinstein), that are supposed to relieve the effects of the drought for all Californians, but that really direct water away from where salmon need it most.

  • Red Snapper Season Now Open Friday-Sunday

    Red Snapper Season Now Open Friday-Sunday

    LDWF to Open Fall Red Snapper Season in State Waters The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, at its regularly scheduled October meeting, took action allowing recreational anglers to harvest additional red snapper in state waters beginning at 12:01 am on Friday, October 7, 2016, during weekends only. Weekends are restricted to Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.