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NOAA to Fund Atlantic Salmon Projects in Gulf of Maine
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NOAA to Fund Atlantic Salmon Projects in Gulf of Maine

NOAA Fisheries is recommending nearly $900,000 in funding for four partners to implement projects that restore habitat for Atlantic salmon in the Gulf of Maine watershed. The Gulf of Maine distinct population segment of Atlantic salmon is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. It’s also one of nine NOAA Species in the Spotlight....

Progress on Removal of Klamath River Dams
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Progress on Removal of Klamath River Dams

The Klamath River is one of the country’s most beleaguered watersheds. This summer, wildfire, extreme drought, and poor water quality — all exacerbated by climate change — are causing severe hardship for salmon and other native fishes, Tribal cultures and communities, agriculture and local economies. But on July 27, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission provided...

St. Andrews Bay Scallop Rodeo Aug 14
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St. Andrews Bay Scallop Rodeo Aug 14

Join Florida FWC biologists at our upcoming St. Andrews Bay Scallop Rodeo and help with bay scallop restoration! Participants may collect up to 200 scallops for FWC biologists to place in restoration cages. The goal of the restoration cages is to protect the scallops from predators and provide a successful spawning event due to their...

Tampa Bay Scallop Search Cancelled Due to Red Tide
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Tampa Bay Scallop Search Cancelled Due to Red Tide

The 2021 Great Bay Scallop Search has been cancelled due to the current water conditions. The algae that causes red tide is naturally found in the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, but blooms of this abundance and intensity are rarely seen this early in the summer. While there is a time...

Chesapeake Bay Grass Beds Show Decline
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Chesapeake Bay Grass Beds Show Decline

The acreage of underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay declined 7% in 2020, the second consecutive year that the amount of critical underwater meadows has dropped since peaking three years ago. The grass beds, which provide habitat and food for everything from waterfowl and turtles to finfish and blue crabs, covered 62,169 acres last year....

Cameron Meadows Project to Rebuild Marsh in Louisiana
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Cameron Meadows Project to Rebuild Marsh in Louisiana

An additional $1.2 million in funding has been approved for an ongoing, NOAA-supported effort to rebuild more than 300 acres of marsh in coastal Louisiana. The Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation and Terracing Project is helping restore the natural buffer that protects communities in southwest Louisiana from damage caused by hurricanes and storm surge. To rebuild...

TroutRoutes Partners with T.U. in Conservation Efforts
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TroutRoutes Partners with T.U. in Conservation Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota— TroutRoutes, the leading mapping platform for trout fishing, is proud to announce their partnership with Trout Unlimited in hopes to help further coldwater conservation and restoration in the United States. TroutRoutes will donate 1% of revenue each year directly to Trout Unlimited to help fund their efforts.   Trout Unlimited, founded in Michigan...

Protect Fish in Late Summer Heat
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Protect Fish in Late Summer Heat

This July, Keep Fish Wet and the AFFTA Fisheries Fund encourages anglers to ask ourselves “do I really need a photo of that fish?” With many places in North America enduring extreme drought and water temperatures much higher than normal, let’s give the fish a break during one of the hottest months of the year...

Fish-Attracting Wind Turbines May Come to Gulf of Mexico
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Fish-Attracting Wind Turbines May Come to Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior has announced its intent to assess potential opportunities to advance clean energy development on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This significant milestone is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to create thousands of jobs through the deployment of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by...

Future of Stripers Is In Anglers’ Hands
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Future of Stripers Is In Anglers’ Hands

One of the redeemable qualities about striped bass is that, when they are plentiful, these fish are incredibly accessible. We fish for them on foot in downtown Boston, from quiet beaches in Rhode Island, in the brackish water of the Chesapeake Bay, and by boat all the way from North Carolina to Maine. In fact,...