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Whooshh System Shoots Fish Over Dams
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Whooshh System Shoots Fish Over Dams

BERKELEY COUNTY, South Carolina — Their arrival up East Coast rivers is one of the most anticipated events of the spring. Festivals are even held to celebrate their return. We’re talking about the American Shad, an anadromous fish that spends most of its life in the Atlantic Ocean and returns to coastal rivers and tributaries each spring to...

B&TT Calls for 4-Month Closure at Western Dry Rocks
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B&TT Calls for 4-Month Closure at Western Dry Rocks

Voice your support for a four-month closure at Western Dry Rocks. The future of the Keys permit fishery depends on it.  After lengthy consideration of a temporary four-month fishing closure at Western Dry Rocks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently agreed to test a two-month closure instead. Less than half of what the ecosystem...

H2Ohio Begins New Year with New Wetland Project
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H2Ohio Begins New Year with New Wetland Project

WILLIAMS COUNTY, Ohio – As part of Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is forging ahead with the Saint Joseph River Floodplain Reconnection Project in Williams County.  In partnership with Black Swamp Conservancy and EnviroScience, the project broke ground on January 13, 2021. “The launch of this new project shows...

Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Calls for Weekend Cleanups
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Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Calls for Weekend Cleanups

Coastal Carolina Riverwatch is asking the public to spend their Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, designated a National Day of Service, cleaning up their community. Riverwatch board and staff will be having solo cleanup to collect litter and marine debris throughout this day and encourage the public to have their own socially distanced cleanup effort....

CCA-Florida Volunteer Day at New Smyrna Beach
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CCA-Florida Volunteer Day at New Smyrna Beach

Join CCA Florida and Mud Hole Custom Tackle on Saturday, February 27 at the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach for CCA Member Volunteer Day! Meet the awesome staff from Mud Hole and help us bag recycled oyster shells for future oyster reef restoration projects in the Indian River Lagoon. The event will last from 10 a.m. to...

CCA, Partners Expand 32-Acre Reef in Palm Beach County
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CCA, Partners Expand 32-Acre Reef in Palm Beach County

No Shoes Reefs, a grassroots organization committed to creating healthier oceans and spearheaded by Kenny Chesney, joined forces with Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida), Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management, Sandoway Discovery Center Reef Ball Foundation and Global SubDive to successfully deploy 13, 10,000-pound goliath reef balls, about .5 miles off Delray Beach, creating “No...

Reduce Road Salt to Improve Fisheries
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Reduce Road Salt to Improve Fisheries

Reduce salt usage this winter and help improve Wisconsin’s freshwater ecosystems. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Wisconsin Salt Wise remind Wisconsin residents of the negative impacts of chlorides and best practices for responsible salt use during Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week, Jan. 11-15, 2021. Throughout the week, Wisconsin Salt Wise will host daily livestreams...

Idaho Steelhead Study Update
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Idaho Steelhead Study Update

As we near the end of the year, it is a good time for another update on the University of Idaho and Idaho Fish and Game steelhead study. Lately, we have been comparing tag reports from the two years of the study to look for differences in where, when, and how many steelhead are being...

Florida FWC Virtual Meetings Set on Western Dry Rocks
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Florida FWC Virtual Meetings Set on Western Dry Rocks

After lengthy consideration of a temporary four-month fishing closure at Western Dry Rocks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently agreed to test a two-month closure instead. Less than half of what the ecosystem requires. The four-month closure, guided by science and supported by a broad coalition of major fishing and conservation organizations, already...

DESCEND Act Heads to President’s Desk
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DESCEND Act Heads to President’s Desk

Saltwater anglers applaud lawmakers for promoting better catch-and-release of red snapper. Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 5126, Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 (DESCEND Act). The bipartisan bill requires recreational and commercial fishing boats to have on board a venting tool or descending...