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  • Scientists Predict Yukon River Chinook Run Timing

    Scientists Predict Yukon River Chinook Run Timing

    This screenshot from the AOOS data portal shows the sea ice forecast produced by the National Weather Service. Sea ice concentration is one of the key variables used to predict timing of Yukon River Chinook. Research in Chinook Run Timing 2015 Forecast and Data Page Journal Article Describing Run Timing Model Paper, Presentation and Poster for the American Meteorological Society

  • Lake Fish Stocking to Continue

    Lake Fish Stocking to Continue

    Efforts to re-establish a viable fishery in Lake Altus-Lugert will continue after recent sampling efforts that show the lake has not recovered from two deadly golden algae blooms. "We are doing everything we can, because it is our highest priority," said Larry Cofer, southwest region fisheries supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

  • Expanded Hunting and Fishing on Wildlife Refuges Represents Increased Access, Opportunities for Sportsmen

    Expanded Hunting and Fishing on Wildlife Refuges Represents Increased Access, Opportunities for Sportsmen

    A decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand hunting and angling opportunities on 21 national wildlife refuges across the country drew praise from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, which works on increasing sportsmen's access to places to hunt and fish, particularly on publicly owned lands.

  • Iowa DNR Launches Clean Drain Dry Blitz

    Iowa DNR Launches Clean Drain Dry Blitz

    Brooklyn Center, MN – In preparation for a busy fishing and boating season, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources launched a Clean Drain Dry media campaign to help raise awareness of invasive species. Through a partnership facilitated by Wildlife Forever, highway billboards targeting anglers and boaters will be posted throughout the state.

  • Hot Creek Hatchery Tests Positive for Whirling Disease, Trout Stocking to Continue in Area Waters

    Hot Creek Hatchery Tests Positive for Whirling Disease, Trout Stocking to Continue in Area Waters

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently learned Hot Creek Hatchery near Mammoth Lakes has tested positive for the parasite that causes whirling disease. Whirling disease was detected in wild trout populations in Inyo and Mono Counties more than 30 years ago.

  • California Encourages Anglers to Return White Sturgeon "Report Cards"

    California Encourages Anglers to Return White Sturgeon "Report Cards"

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is working to keep the state's white sturgeon population from declining precipitously. Much of that work is estimating the number of fish harvested (kept), the harvest rate and population size.

  • 6 Reasons That Floating Ocean Plastic Cleanup Gizmo is a Horrible Idea

    6 Reasons That Floating Ocean Plastic Cleanup Gizmo is a Horrible Idea

    It's all over the internet these days: a floating boom to be set out in 2016 between Korea and Japan to collect improperly discarded plastics. The two-kilometer float, to be deployed off Tsushima Island in the Korea Strait, is a bit of a test run for much larger versions the creators hope to moor in open oceans around the world within the next five years.

  • ASA Conference Call Today Re Biscayne Bay Fishing Closure

    ASA Conference Call Today Re Biscayne Bay Fishing Closure

    What: Conference Call about the National Park Service's Biscayne Bay Fishing Closure

  • Family Fishing Tips from Anglers for Conservation

    Family Fishing Tips from Anglers for Conservation

    Fishing on the water with family and friends is priceless. Summertime Fishing Tips For Kids and Families Schools out! Now we're in the time of year when the weather is perfect for early and late day fishing adventures. Here're a few tips for kids and families who wish to experience the fun and excitement of summertime fishing. Fishing should take place where fish congregated. Kids have a difficult time practicing delayed gratification, so they want to catch something quickly! Personally, in these situations, I would start off fishing for the easier species to find and catch.

  • San Francisco Bay Area Abalone Poachers Fined $20K Each

    San Francisco Bay Area Abalone Poachers Fined $20K Each

    Three San Francisco men received thousands of dollars in fines and other penalties after pleading no contest to illegally poaching 59 abalone in November 2014. The daily bag limit for abalone is three.confiscated abalone Jinfu Wu, 43, Wei Q Wu, 27, and Jin He Li, 35, all of San Francisco, were each fined $20,000 (Wu and Li had $5,000 suspended) and sentenced to 36 months of probation and 240 hours of community service.

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative

    Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative

    Alexandria, VA –  The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Gary Jennings, a life-long, avid angler and boater, has joined the ASA staff as the Manager of the Keep Florida Fishing initiative. Jennings brings close to 20 years of experience in the fishing and boating industries to this new position. His tenure began on June 1, 2015.

  • Yamaha Marine Group Applauds Passage of H.R. 1335

    Yamaha Marine Group Applauds Passage of H.R. 1335

    Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions benefitting recreational fishing WASHINGTON-- Yamaha Marine Group, along with a coalition of organizations representing the recreational boating and fishing communities, congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 1335, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary statute governing the nation's marine fisheries.

  • Alabama Bass Trail Unveils New Specialty License Plate

    Alabama Bass Trail Unveils New Specialty License Plate

    Decatur, AL – Anglers can now show their passion for Alabama fishing while supporting the state's only fishing trail. The new Alabama Bass Trail specialty license plate will be available for pre-order beginning June 1, 2015.

  • B.A.S.S. Announces Official Launch Of Bass Anglers For Saltwater Conservation

    B.A.S.S. Announces Official Launch Of Bass Anglers For Saltwater Conservation

    A new online advocacy system — Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation — provides opportunities for recreational anglers nationwide to contact their legislators about important issues concerning both fresh and saltwater angling

  • New Bass Fishing License Plate to Support Fishing

    New Bass Fishing License Plate to Support Fishing

    The New Largemouth Bass License Plate is Available Now!

  • NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Recreational Catch Surveys

    NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Recreational Catch Surveys

    NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on a new Procedures Directive outlining a process for transitioning to improved recreational fishing catch and effort survey methods.

  • Historic Flooding Affects OK Fishing, Wildlife Areas

    Historic Flooding Affects OK Fishing, Wildlife Areas

    Many public hunting and fishing areas managed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation have sustained damage from the historic flooding that has engulfed many sections of the state this month. Especially hard-hit are fishing areas at the Lower Mountain Fork River below Broken Bow reservoir and roads and camping sites at Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area north of Tishomingo.

  • California’s State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Available for Public Review

    California’s State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Available for Public Review

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the draft California State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Update (SWAP 2015) and is seeking public input. Public input will help shape the final SWAP 2015, which will be completed by October 2015. The draft SWAP 2015 is available online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/SWAP.  Written comments on SWAP 2015 can be submitted on the website, by emailing SWAP@wildlife.ca.gov or by mail to SWAP 2015 Update, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. The comment period is open from May 18 through July 2, 2015.

  • Anglers Stand Behind New Clean Water Rule

    Anglers Stand Behind New Clean Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The nation's anglers stand firmly behind a new clean water rule that will protect America's headwater streams from unchecked development while still allowing reasonable leeway when it comes to water use by agriculture and industry all across the country.

  • Action alert: Bad federal drought legislation is back

    Action alert: Bad federal drought legislation is back

    It's back! We've been keeping track on federal drought legislation that will have horrible impacts on the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas. The latest news article here indicates we need to act fast.