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Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Focuses on Conservation
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Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Focuses on Conservation

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri  – The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame will once again provide financial support to clubs, high school and college fishing teams affiliated with The Bass Federation and B.A.S.S Nation for conservation-related projects in 2021. Applications for the BFHOF grants are now available at https://aftco.com/pages/bass-fishing-hall-of-fame. This is all part of the Hall’s ongoing and...

Streams Losing Water to Ground
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Streams Losing Water to Ground

Most anglers recognize that the rivers they fish are connected to the surrounding groundwater. As stream flows decrease and water temperatures rise, groundwater continues to flow into the stream helping to maintain stream flows and cool the surface waters. But as Harrison Tasoff reports in PHYS.ORG recent research reveals the extent to which rivers across...

Restoration on Arizona’s Upper East Verde River
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Restoration on Arizona’s Upper East Verde River

State and federal agency staff and volunteers completed a habitat restoration project on the Upper East Verde River on Feb. 26-27. The project took place in a popular section of stream that supports wild rainbow trout and is managed under a catch-and-release, artificial fly and lure only regulation. Recent fire and subsequent flooding has incised...

Fish-Handling Tips from Florida FWC
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Fish-Handling Tips from Florida FWC

Handling Fish Properly Handle fish as little as possible and only with wet hands. This reduces the removal of fish slime, which protects the fish from infection and aids in swimming. Match tackle to the targeted fish to land it quickly and minimize stress on the fish. Large species such as sharks, billfish and tarpon should be...

Oyster Shells to Create New Reef in Florida’s Charlotte Harbor
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Oyster Shells to Create New Reef in Florida’s Charlotte Harbor

Placida, Fla.  – Water quality, marine fisheries and recreational angling are set to get a boost this week when two dump truck loads of oyster shells will be deployed in Turtle Bay in Charlotte Harbor. Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida) partnered with Ingman Marine, Abbott Construction, Lee Reefs, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), Capt. Jay...

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Yamaha Rightwaters™ Powers Redfish Study at University of Florida

KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yamaha Rightwaters is teaming up with Skeeter Boats to provide a SX2250 center console boat with a 250-horsepower Yamaha V MAX SHO® outboard to the University of Florida. Scientists in the University’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience will use the boat and outboard to conduct a study on redfish activities and numbers...

Shasta River Safe Harbor Agreement a Win for Salmon, Landowners
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Shasta River Safe Harbor Agreement a Win for Salmon, Landowners

Landowners, agencies, and others have made history with a landmark agreement in northern California’s Shasta Valley. The Shasta River Safe Harbor Agreement supports recovery of federally threatened coho salmon while also assuring that a working landscape of farms and ranches will live on. The voluntary agreement signed in early 2021, culminates an eight-year journey between...

Mobile Bay Coal Ash Hearing March 30 in Saraland
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Mobile Bay Coal Ash Hearing March 30 in Saraland

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has announced a public hearing on Plant Barry’s toxic, leaking coal ash pit. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 30th at 6:00 PM at the Hampton Inn in Saraland. The coal ash pit at Plant Barry holds more than 21 million tons of toxic coal ash...

Gulf Restoration Could Be A Game-Changer on Many Fronts
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Gulf Restoration Could Be A Game-Changer on Many Fronts

Tides are shifting in our nation’s capital. Now that COVID recovery legislation has cleared Congress, policymakers are shifting their attention to a massive infrastructure package. This is welcome news for folks in Louisiana, where 158,000 people are unemployed and looking for ways to get back to work. Conservationists are also eyeing this moment. If Congress...

Anglers for Lake Okeechobee Supports Northern Storage Reservoirs
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Anglers for Lake Okeechobee Supports Northern Storage Reservoirs

As anglers, lakeside residents and advocates for Lake Okeechobee, we want to see Florida’s liquid heart protected and preserved. We have had great momentum in our fight for the health of our lake, and we cannot thank the Florida Environment and Natural Resources Committee and Senator Jason Brodeur enough for continuing to prioritize projects such...