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Support Conservation on Pennsylvania Trout Streams
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Support Conservation on Pennsylvania Trout Streams

Right now, hunters and anglers in the Keystone State have a rare opportunity to help strengthen protections on more than 45 miles of exceptional coldwater trout streams in the middle Lehigh River basin. Through February 12, 2021, this list of waterways is being considered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for additional conservation...

Redfish Release in Manatee County, Fla., Jan. 29
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Redfish Release in Manatee County, Fla., Jan. 29

On Friday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m., CCA Florida and the Duke Energy Mariculture Center will, yet again, continue combatting the declining redfish population by releasing 2,000 (8 to 12 inch), hatchery-reared juvenile redfish at the newly expanded Robinson Preserve in Manatee County. Since 2018, the partners have released more than 36,000 redfish across Florida’s coastal...

Fish Attractors Deployed in Florida’s Lake Apopka
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Fish Attractors Deployed in Florida’s Lake Apopka

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) partnered with The Town of Montverde, Shelley’s Environmental Systems and the private owners of a now-defunct citrus grove to help rebuild fish attractor locations in Lake Apopka. On Jan. 19 and 20, the remains of old citrus trees were deployed in the lake. Fish attractors concentrate fish...

BTT Supports Flats Conservation in Belize
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BTT Supports Flats Conservation in Belize

At the core of BTT’s approach to conservation is a focus on habitat protection. Healthy habitats equal healthy fisheries. And although the Covid-19 pandemic posed a challenge, we were able to use technology to our advantage, continuing education and advocacy through online meetings and outreach. BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, Dr. Addiel Perez, shares some of...

Bahamas Mangrove Restoration Project with B&TT
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Bahamas Mangrove Restoration Project with B&TT

A new project to restore Bahamian mangrove forests destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019 has been launched by Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) and its partners Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Friends of the Environment and MANG, an environmental apparel brand that plants a mangrove for every product sold. The coalition seeks to transplant up to 100,000 mangroves in...

A Win for Gulf Reef Fish Conservation
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A Win for Gulf Reef Fish Conservation

Alexandria, VA  – The Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 (DESCEND Act) was signed into law on January 13. The bipartisan law requires recreational (including charter boats) and commercial fishermen to have on board a venting tool or descending device that is rigged and ready for use...

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New Reefs Deployed off NJ Coast

On  Thursday, January 14, the Division’s Bureau of Marine Fisheries expanded the state’s artificial reef network through deployments on Little Egg and Manasquan Inlet Reefs. A 200-foot-long barge along with a 45-foot tugboat and 40-foot push boat were deployed at the Little Egg Reef site. These deployments were sponsored by the Beach Haven Charter Boat...

North Carolina Coastal Cleanup Feb. 6
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North Carolina Coastal Cleanup Feb. 6

The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s northeast office is looking for extra hands from 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to help with debris cleanups of estuarine shoreline and roadsides. There will be cleanups in Wanchese, Nags Head and Rodanthe. Trash bags, gloves and other cleanup materials will be provided. Participants will be required to wear a mask...

MiCorps Stream Cleanup/Monitoring Grants Available
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MiCorps Stream Cleanup/Monitoring Grants Available

The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps), a network of volunteer monitoring programs that collect and share surface water quality data throughout the state, is accepting 2021 funding proposals for two grant programs. Volunteer Stream Cleanup Program: A total of $25,000 is available for grants (ranging from $500 to $5,000) to support local units of governments...

Eel Grass Decline on Chesapeake Bay
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Eel Grass Decline on Chesapeake Bay

It was a bad sign last spring when Bob Orth answered the phone and the words spilled out from the other end. “Where did all the grass go?” The fisherman on the line had for years been catching speckled trout in the large bed of eelgrass at Dameron Marsh near the mouth of the Potomac...