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  • Greenback Cutthroat on Display

    Greenback Cutthroat on Display

    The greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado’s celebrated state fish that was once believed extinct only to be discovered hiding in tiny Bear Creek on the southwest edge of Colorado Springs, is on public display on the banks of its adopted home waters.

  • Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening

    Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening

    Approved of the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.

  • Two sturgeon in two months found and reported, providing valuable information to scientists

    Two sturgeon in two months found and reported, providing valuable information to scientists

    Help NOAA Help Atlantic Sturgeon Two sturgeon in two months found and reported, providing valuable information to scientists

  • Kokanee Fillet Color Causes Concern

    Kokanee Fillet Color Causes Concern

    This fall many south Idaho kokanee anglers are concerned over fish they’ve caught having lighter colored meat than in previous years.

  • Saving Farms and Salmon in Cali

    Saving Farms and Salmon in Cali

    Endangered Pacific salmon return to these streams to spawn, while young salmon mature in the streams and estuaries before swimming to the ocean.

  • We must get the Modern Fish Act across the finish line

    We must get the Modern Fish Act across the finish line

    The Modern Fish Act has been debated for nearly two years, heard before its respective committees eight times, passed the Senate Commerce Committee and passed the House within a broader Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization bill in July. The recreational fishing community is urging Congress not to leave this progress behind. We must get the Modern Fish Act across the finish line in the 115th Congress.

  • Illegal Charterboat Operation Haulted

    Illegal Charterboat Operation Haulted

    After being notified of the vessel by Customs and Border Protection a Coast Guard Station Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew conducted a boarding of the vessel and discovered the following violations:

  • Pond Owners Urged to Dispose of Ornamental Aquatic Plants Properly

    Pond Owners Urged to Dispose of Ornamental Aquatic Plants Properly

    With winter fast approaching, many pond owners are clearing out ornamental aquatic plants and animals before their ponds freeze over.

  • Findings show some important fish species continue spawning even in a severe storm

    Findings show some important fish species continue spawning even in a severe storm

    Even a Category 4 hurricane doesn’t kill the mood for coastal fish – and that’s good news for all species, as well as for a multibillion-dollar recreational fishing industry. As extreme weather patterns threaten to bring more and larger storms to the Gulf Coast, new findings from the University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute show some important fish species are able to continue spawning even in a severe storm.

  • Steelhead Fishing Lawsuit Threats Made

    Steelhead Fishing Lawsuit Threats Made

    Five conservation groups have filed a notice of intent to sue the state of Idaho for opening a fishing season on hatchery steelhead when returns of wild steelhead are "critically low." The groups claim that Washington and Oregon closed their steelhead seasons due to low returns, and are asking Idaho to take immediate action to halt fishing in the Snake River Basin.

  • Is There Deterrent to Red Tide?

    Is There Deterrent to Red Tide?

    Algal blooms, including red tides, are natural occurrences. They are part of the complex life cycles and ecological balance of our marine ecosystem. However, excess nutrient pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from human activity can disrupt the nature's balance creating devastating blooms in our waterways that are more intense, larger, and last longer.

  • Funds Available for Hispanic Communities Engaged in Fishing Activities from CDFW

    Funds Available for Hispanic Communities Engaged in Fishing Activities from CDFW

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting grant applications for fishing programs, classes and activities that educate and engage Hispanic communities. This grant program is part of CDFW’s ongoing effort to increase fishing participation statewide.

  • Striped Bass Reproduction Up

    Striped Bass Reproduction Up

    Upward trend over the last few years bodes well for popular fish’s future By Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal

  • Water shut down in Oak Creek Canyon below Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery

    Water shut down in Oak Creek Canyon below Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department will temporarily shut down the water system servicing some of the upper Oak Creek users on Wednesday (Nov. 7) for repairs to the Sterling Spring Fish Hatchery delivery system.

  • Join Us for a Discussion on Hurricanes & Climate Change with Dr. Kerry Emanuel

    Join Us for a Discussion on Hurricanes & Climate Change with Dr. Kerry Emanuel

    To help connect the dots between these hurricanes and climate change, Conservation Hawks and the Outdoor Writers Association of America invite you to participate in a press call with prominent meteorologist and respected hurricane expert Dr. Kerry Emanuel.

  • An Important Victory in the Fight to Stop the Delta Tunnels!

    An Important Victory in the Fight to Stop the Delta Tunnels!

    California WaterFix was not selected by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for a water infrastructure WIFIA loan for 2019. WIFIA loans are generally used for public-private-partnerships, and are guaranteed by U.S. taxpayers.

  • Amazing Shark/Tarpon Encounter

    Amazing Shark/Tarpon Encounter

    Fishing for tarpon is always exciting, but on June 16, 2003, researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI)* witnessed a particularly amazing, and most likely , once-in-a-lifetime event.

  • DFW Details New Electronic Licensing System for Oregon

    DFW Details New Electronic Licensing System for Oregon

    ODFW’s new electronic licensing system (ELS) will allow customers to store their licenses, tags and validations online on their smart phone or tablet. Customers can also choose to carry paper documents, but will be able to purchase and print these documents from home using regular paper. The new system will also allow for electronic tagging of fish and game using an app that will work even when offline.

  • 5 Simple Conservation Tips

    5 Simple Conservation Tips

    Here at T-H Marine, we not only manufacture products with fisheries conservation in mind, we also take pride in working with partner organizations who do the same. Honestly, the global decline of freshwater species can be alarming to look at, threatening the waters we love to enjoy, but we believe there are many choices we can make to secure the future of fishing (and boating also).

  • Wildlife agents cited man for an alleged endangered species act violation

    Wildlife agents cited man for an alleged endangered species act violation

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Golden Meadow man for an alleged endangered species act violation on Oct. 23 in LaFourche Parish.