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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

TOP STORY
Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris today announced “Anglers for the Bahamas,” a campaign to support the Bahamas in the wake of catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. Together with fishing industry partners, the initial donations are approaching nearly $2 million after a Thursday morning launch event.
CONSERVATION
Join us to prevent bird and marine animal entanglement on SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 when SARASOTA BAY WATCH joins with FLORIDA AUDUBON and SAVE OUR SEABIRDS to clean monofilament (fishing line) and other fishing gear from mangroves and bridges in your community.
ENFORCEMENT
The Coast Guard is seeking information regarding a person making threats and hoax calls on marine band radio off the gulf coast of Florida.

EVENTS
Yesterday, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted its 30th Annual Banquet & Auction celebrating past and present Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) members and 30 years of protecting and advancing sportsmen's traditions and fish and wildlife conservation on Capitol Hill and across the country.
FUND RAISER
All ticket sales fund Captains For Clean Water’s mission of advancing education, awareness, and scientifically-supported solutions to restore and protect marine ecosystems and our way of life for future generations.
GRANTS
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces it is awarding more than $86,000 to five organizations as part of its pledge to fund up to $500,000 in Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) grants in 2019.

HURRICANE RESPONSE
To help aid in recovery from hurricane Dorian, Kluch will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from their Bahamas Strong apparel to the Red Cross.
INVASIVE SPECIES
Researchers can follow the carp due a tracking device, which it's hoped will lead to finding and capture of other silver carp.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has a Lionfish Educational Exhibit Program that provides one-time financial assistance to help build or update a high-quality lionfish exhibit.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking water recreationists and property owners to check for zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species when removing boat lifts, docks and other equipment from area lakes.
In the last quarter-century, the invasive carps’ rapid rate of reproduction has resulted in an unassailable spread throughout the length of the river and into many of its tributaries, including the Cumberland River and Tennessee River.
JOBS
Caymas Boats is looking for an experienced Florida-based, independent sales representative to represent Caymas Boats in the state of Florida.

MARINE ELECTRONICS
The Aqua-Vu underwater camera rig treats whale and dolphin watchers to a compelling underwater view.
NEW PRODUCTS
XPS is adding new products to its portfolio with the introduction of 20 new lubricants and 21 new care products to service and maintain all types and brands of marine, on-road, off-road and snow vehicles.
the Flutter Sardine employs LIVETARGET’s new Injected Core Technology to yield the unprecedented combination of an ultra-realistic sardine profile and maximum strike-provoking action.
Frabill's ground-breaking Trophy Haul™ Bearclaw Nets are developed precisely for solo anglers who want a highly engineered tool to land fish down close to the water.
SCHOLARSHIPS
Developed in conjunction with B.A.S.S. Conservation, this key initiative of Shimano’s program to assist high school and college students with their career goals includes six recent high school graduates, a current undergrad and five post-graduate students, all pursuing degrees in various conservation, fisheries and wildlife sciences and management fields.
SHOWS
The Newport International Boat Show, one of the largest in-water shows in the country, continues through September 15th, 2019 on the Newport Waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.
From Euro designed boats, wake boats, and weekend cruisers, to multi outboard-powered boats and large blue-water luxury yachts, the United States Powerboat Show is the place to experience brand new boats of every size, style, and manufacturer.
STATES
Fall trout-stocking during the second and third weeks in October has become of the most popular stocking programs offered by Fish and Wildlife, particularly since 2006 when the Division began stocking only larger two-year old trout.
Governor Ron DeSantis has announced his request to the Florida Legislature of $625 million in recurring funding for the next three years for Everglades restoration and protection of Florida's water resources.
TACKLE
Offered in five sizes to cover all types of freshwater action including bass, walleye, panfish, and more than capable for inshore saltwater use – and honored with the ICAST 2019 ‘Best Saltwater Reel’ award - for redfish, sea trout, striper, bluefish and smaller tarpon and tuna, the reels include the Stradic FL 1000HG, 2500HG, C3000XG, 4000XG and C5000XG.
TELEVISION
New this week on Outdoor Action you can stream one of the latest episodes of the Bass Pro Shops Fisherman's Handbook episodes.
TOURNAMENTS
The 2020 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule will take the world's top professional anglers to some of the best big-bass lakes in the country.
WASHINGTON
The Bureau of Economic Analysis will release prototype statistics on Sept. 20 showing the role that outdoor recreation – pursuits like bicycling, RVing, and fishing – plays in each state’s economy.

From NOAA Fisheries

When it comes to recovering endangered Atlantic salmon, it makes a difference where smolt stocking takes place along a river. A new model can help by evaluating estimated survival of smolts released at different stocking locations.

Stocking Green Lake National Fish Hatchery smolts in Maine's Narraguagus River. Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Young Atlantic salmon smolt released at lower-river stocking sites on the Penobscot River are more likely to survive and enter the ocean than those released higher in the river system. They encounter fewer barriers such as man-made dams during their migration to the estuary, and their migration path is shorter. NOAA Fisheries scientists built a model that can help select release locations to improve survival of stocked smolt as they head for the ocean.

The 2018 Northeast Fisheries Science Center study, published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, highlights the continuing challenge to conserve this endangered species.

“This model is an important tool to support decision-making for the recovery of wild, self-sustaining Atlantic salmon populations," said Justin Stevens, a fishery biologist at the Center's Maine Field Station in Orono and lead author of the study. "Hatchery smolt stocking is a common strategy used in the program, and now we have a way to effectively evaluate its success.”

Using Historic Salmon Survival Rates to Improve Prospects for the Future

The researchers built a model to simulate historic survival of migrating Atlantic salmon smolt at different locations along the Penobscot River from 1970 through 2012, using existing studies of smolt survival. The model assessed the relative survival risks posed by three factors: dams, discharge into the river, and the length of the migration route.

By far, the number of dams encountered during downstream migration had the biggest effect on survival. The more dams the smolts encountered, the lower the survival rate.

A number of dams have been removed from the Penobscot River in the past few years. However, more than 100 man-made dams remain. Most are relative small and used for water storage or are remnants from 19th century industrial activities.

This study focused on 18 dams commissioned to generate hydroelectric power during the study period, for which hatchery records were also available. These dams are situated along primary salmon migration paths in the five sub-basins of the river.

Wild Atlantic salmon smolt captured in the Penobscot River Estuary with no injuries. Photo NOAA Fisheries


 

Hatchery smolt captured in the Penobscot River Estuary that was likely injured during migration and will not survive in the ocean. Photo: NOAA Fisheries

 

Model Results Can Guide Management Decisions

“The information learned from this study can be used by state and federal managers to better inform future stocking practices and to work with the hydroelectric industry to minimize the impact of dams,” said Stevens.

This study provides a quantitative way to evaluate the effect of dams on smolt survival during downstream migration in the largest U.S. Atlantic salmon river.

The model calculates marine survival, from post-smolt to adult salmon. It accounts for losses during both freshwater and estuarine migration, and is an important new tool for making decisions about habitat improvement, fishery management, and Atlantic salmon recovery activities.

A Bit More About Endangered Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon smolt migrate from freshwater river habitat downstream to the ocean. Many do not survive the journey past multiple dams or their time at sea.

If they do survive, as adults they need to migrate from their time in the ocean back to the river. Adults then swim upstream past dams to spawn and complete their life cycle. Making multiple trips during their lifetime further reduces the likelihood of repeat spawners, and that negatively affects population growth.

Historically, Atlantic salmon in the United States ranged from the Housatonic River of Long Island Sound to the Aroostook River in eastern Maine. There were an estimated 500,000 adult fish in precolonial days.

Today, U.S. Atlantic salmon are limited to eastern Maine and the population numbers fewer than 2,000 adult fish. The Penobscot River supports the largest population, aided by a hatchery-smolt stocking program that produces about 75 percent of the annual adult returns.

This year has been designated as International Year of the Salmon. It is the kickoff for an international effort  though 2022 to bring countries together to share knowledge, raise public awareness, and take action to conserve and recover both Pacific and Atlantic salmon.

FISHING CALENDAR
September 24
Inshore Fishing Seminar

With Captain Mike Anderson of Reel Animals TV and redfish expert Captain Greg Devault at Ferman Chrysler-Jeep in New Port Richey, free food and drink, 7 p.m.

 
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