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ASMFC 2022 Winter Meeting Supplemental Materials Now Available
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ASMFC 2022 Winter Meeting Supplemental Materials Now Available

Supplemental materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s 2022 Winter Meeting Webinar are now available at http://www.asmfc.org/home/2022-winter-meeting for the following Boards/Committees (click on “Supplemental” following each relevant committee header to access the information). For ease of access, all supplemental meeting materials have been combined into one PDF – http://www.asmfc.org/files/Meetings/2022WinterMeeting/2022WinterMeetingSupplementalCombined.pdf. Below is the list of...

Increase in Marine Heat Waves Threatens Coastal Habitats
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Increase in Marine Heat Waves Threatens Coastal Habitats

Heat waves—like the one that blistered the Pacific Northwest last June—also occur underwater. A new study in Frontiers in Marine Science paints a worrisome picture of recent and projected trends in marine heat waves within the nation’s largest estuary, with dire implications for the marine life and coastal economy of the Chesapeake Bay and other similarly impacted...

New PFAS Fish Consumption Advisory Issued
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New PFAS Fish Consumption Advisory Issued

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a new PFAS-based consumption advisory for the Bay of Green Bay and its tributaries following results of fish sampling conducted in 2020. Elevated levels of PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), a type of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), were...

Why Are Zebra Mussels So Sticky?
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Why Are Zebra Mussels So Sticky?

A water tank full of coin-sized invertebrates may not be the first thing you’d expect to see in a materials science and engineering research lab. But Eli Sone, a professor in the department of materials science and engineering in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering,...

New Study On Improving Survival of Hatchery-Raised Fish
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New Study On Improving Survival of Hatchery-Raised Fish

Hatchery-raised steelhead trout have offspring that are good at gaining size under hatchery conditions but don’t survive as well in streams as steelhead whose parents are wild fish, new research by Oregon State University shows. The results, published in PLOS One, suggest that it may be possible to change rearing methods to produce hatchery fish...

2022 Robert Traver Award Call For Submissions
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2022 Robert Traver Award Call For Submissions

The John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF) are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2022 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award (the Traver Award). The award is named after Robert Traver, pen name for the late John Voelker, author of Trout Madness, Trout Magic, Anatomy...

Maine Waters Highest Temperatures on Record
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Maine Waters Highest Temperatures on Record

January 13, 2022 — The Gulf of Maine – which has been warming faster than 96 percent of the world’s ocean areas – experienced its warmest fall surface water temperatures on record last year in what scientists tracking it call a “distinct regime shift” for the ecosystem. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland announced its findings...

10 Reasons To Protect America’s Salmon Forest
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10 Reasons To Protect America’s Salmon Forest

Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest is a special place for a multitude of reasons. At nearly 17 million acres, it is our country’s largest and most unique national forest. The Tongass’ snow-capped mountains, dense old-growth forests, misty islands, deep fjords, and soggy muskegs are all part of the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world....

USDA to Invest $225 Million in Conservation
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USDA to Invest $225 Million in Conservation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced up to $225 million in available funding for conservation partners through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). RCPP is a partner-driven program that leverages collective resources to find solutions to address natural resource challenges on agricultural land. This year’s funding announcements include opportunities for...