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Public Overwhelmingly Opposes Draft Addendum I for Striped Bass Management: Will Managers Listen?
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Public Overwhelmingly Opposes Draft Addendum I for Striped Bass Management: Will Managers Listen?

After a whopping 2105 of the 2147 (98%) total public comments were in favor of “Option A: Status Quo – No Commercial Quota Transfers for Striped Bass”, the striped bass community awaits January 31’s ASMFC 2023 Winter Meeting to see if managers will have the sheer audacity to elect any option other than clear mandate...

Has Congress Put Public Land Sales Back on the Table?
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Has Congress Put Public Land Sales Back on the Table?

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted on a change that could make it easier for the federal government to sell off or give away your public lands. A new rule governing how the chamber operates removes the requirement to consider the financial value of public lands if selling or transferring those lands to other...

Nomination Period Is Now Open for the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
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Nomination Period Is Now Open for the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. It researches, evaluates, and provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and NOAA on agency policies, activities, science, conservation, and...

$64 Million Approved for Two Habitat Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana
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$64 Million Approved for Two Habitat Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana

Two NOAA-sponsored habitat restoration projects in Louisiana have been approved for more than $64 million in funding. The projects are funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Program. Together, they will restore approximately 724 acres of wetland habitat. This work will help support resilient communities and sustainable fisheries along the Louisiana coast....

Volunteers Help Improve Precious Florida Marine Habitat
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Volunteers Help Improve Precious Florida Marine Habitat

Orlando, FL – Kicking off 2023 in a positive way, Mud Hole Custom Tackle again partnered with Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Florida, along with the University of Central Florida Biology Field Research Center, to build 370 oyster rings which will be used to restore damaged oyster reefs in the Indian River Lagoon. Volunteers from almost...

Partnership for Fish Restoration in Lake Huron
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Partnership for Fish Restoration in Lake Huron

Coregonines are some of the most valuable commercially harvested fish species in Lake Huron. Historically, the majority of commercial coregonine catches in Lake Huron were comprised of both Cisco (Coregonus artedi) and Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis). However, coregonine densities are down across the lake due to a wide variety of reasons. Although Cisco are still...

New Children’s Book Teaches Patience, Perseverance, and Appreciation for Wildlife
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New Children’s Book Teaches Patience, Perseverance, and Appreciation for Wildlife

FOX RIVER GROVE, ILL. – Susan Duke is an avid fisher and dedicated special education teacher. She combines these two passions in her debut book, “Tackle Box Troubles: Fish Tale #1: Sammy Spinner.” “Tackle Box Troubles” follows the story of an eager fishing bait named Sammy Spinner. Sammy and the other lures in the tackle box,...

“Hooked On: Sailfish” – Costa Films
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“Hooked On: Sailfish” – Costa Films

The speed and precision of the sailfish has captivated anglers for centuries, and as one of the world’s most iconic gamefish, sailfish have spawned a fishing subculture unlike any other. “Hooked On: Sailfish” from Costa Sunglasses takes you on a journey from the Central American sailfish mecca to the competitive tournament arena of the Florida...

Call for Applications: Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council
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Call for Applications: Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council

On behalf of Governor Wes Moore, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to nominate for a Maryland Obligatory seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council. The seat currently held by Earl Gwin, who is completing his first term, will become vacant in August 2023. The Governor’s Office will nominate three applicants for selection by the...