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Rebuilding Salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin
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Rebuilding Salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia River Basin

NOAA Fisheries, with input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has finalized the Rebuilding Interior Columbia Basin Salmon and Steelhead report. It identifies a comprehensive suite of actions with the greatest likelihood of making progress toward rebuilding Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead to healthy and harvestable levels. The final report follows the draft, which was...

New Politics of Fish Episode
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New Politics of Fish Episode

On the newest episode of The Politics of Fish podcast, host Mike Leonard provides an update on federal legislative activity, highlighting two recently introduced bills: The Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act and the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act. After the update, Leonard talks with ASA Southeast Fisheries Policy Director, Martha Guyas, about South...

DEEP Balloon Challenge Aims to Clean Up Waterways
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DEEP Balloon Challenge Aims to Clean Up Waterways

Balloons at a birthday party are super fun, especially the helium-filled Mylar kind. You can see them every weekend in countless backyards, city parks and neighborhood swimming pools proclaiming, “I’m 5!” or “Over the Hill …” and the images are undoubtedly celebratory and congenial. But after the cake is gone and real-life routines resume, those same...

OCEARCH Embarks on Expedition To Confirm White Shark Mating Location
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OCEARCH Embarks on Expedition To Confirm White Shark Mating Location

OCEARCH is returning to the waters off the Carolinas to embark on their 43rd ocean research expedition. Alongside 43 collaborators from 30 research institutions, the organization will collect data to support 25 science projects that will help finally solve, for the first time, the life history puzzle of the white shark in the Western North...

Building Partnerships, Saving Fish
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Building Partnerships, Saving Fish

Sometimes in solving a problem, you create a bigger one. Such was the case in 1985, when a wood log trestle bridge spanning the South Fork Tieton River in Yakima County, Washington, was failing. The county and federal government agreed the bridge – built in the early 1930s in conjunction with the construction of Tieton...

2022 Fall Recreational Striped Bass Season Will Not Open
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2022 Fall Recreational Striped Bass Season Will Not Open

The fall recreational striped bass season in the Albemarle Sound Management Area will not open in 2022 because a stock assessment update shows further harvest reductions are needed. The 2021 Fishery Management Plan Review showed extremely low numbers of juvenile striped bass are entering the population (recruitment). This review prompted the Division of Marine Fisheries to update...