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TroutRoutes Partners with T.U. in Conservation Efforts
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TroutRoutes Partners with T.U. in Conservation Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota— TroutRoutes, the leading mapping platform for trout fishing, is proud to announce their partnership with Trout Unlimited in hopes to help further coldwater conservation and restoration in the United States. TroutRoutes will donate 1% of revenue each year directly to Trout Unlimited to help fund their efforts.   Trout Unlimited, founded in Michigan...

Protect Fish in Late Summer Heat
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Protect Fish in Late Summer Heat

This July, Keep Fish Wet and the AFFTA Fisheries Fund encourages anglers to ask ourselves “do I really need a photo of that fish?” With many places in North America enduring extreme drought and water temperatures much higher than normal, let’s give the fish a break during one of the hottest months of the year...

Fish-Attracting Wind Turbines May Come to Gulf of Mexico
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Fish-Attracting Wind Turbines May Come to Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior has announced its intent to assess potential opportunities to advance clean energy development on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This significant milestone is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to create thousands of jobs through the deployment of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by...

Future of Stripers Is In Anglers’ Hands
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Future of Stripers Is In Anglers’ Hands

One of the redeemable qualities about striped bass is that, when they are plentiful, these fish are incredibly accessible. We fish for them on foot in downtown Boston, from quiet beaches in Rhode Island, in the brackish water of the Chesapeake Bay, and by boat all the way from North Carolina to Maine. In fact,...

Chesapeake Bay’s Dead Zone to Be Smaller This Summer
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Chesapeake Bay’s Dead Zone to Be Smaller This Summer

The Chesapeake Bay’s “dead zone,” the oxygen-starved blob of water that waxes and wanes each summer, is forecast to be smaller than average for a second consecutive year. A consortium of research institutions announced June 23 that it expects the volume of this year’s dead zone to be 14% lower than average. In 2020, the...

Seabird Colony Depletes Nearby Fish Stocks
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Seabird Colony Depletes Nearby Fish Stocks

A vast seabird colony on Ascension Island creates a “halo” in which fewer fish live due to their predation, new research shows. Ascension, a UK Overseas Territory, is home to tens of thousands of seabirds—of various species—whose prey incudes flying fish. The new study, by the University of Exeter and the Ascension Island Government, finds...

Constructed Wetlands Can Protect Our Fisheries
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Constructed Wetlands Can Protect Our Fisheries

A new paper from a lead author based at the University of Kansas finds wetlands constructed along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers. Rather than focusing on individual farms, the research suggests conservation efforts using wetlands should be implemented at the watershed scale. The...

Sawfish Reported at Redington Shores, Fla.
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Sawfish Reported at Redington Shores, Fla.

A sawfish was sighted recently in the Tampa Bay area.  A man walking the beach in Redington Shores filmed a very small sawfish swimming in the shallow surf zone.  Thanks to all the outreach and public education done in the area (including posting signs at fishing piers and boat ramps, manning booths at outdoor expos...

Gulf Council Seeks Angler Help Reporting Reef Conditions
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Gulf Council Seeks Angler Help Reporting Reef Conditions

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program would like your input on the condition of Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Coral communities and habitats are an incredibly important part of the ocean ecosystem that we rely upon for sustainable fisheries. Research shows that the habitats and conditions...

Canada Closes Pacific Commercial Salmon Harvest in Many Areas
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Canada Closes Pacific Commercial Salmon Harvest in Many Areas

Canada is slashing and closing commercial coastal fishing on more than 100 salmon stocks and permanently downsizing the fleet through voluntary license buybacks in an urgent effort to protect wild salmon from extinction. Stating Pacific salmon are in long-term decline with many runs on the verge of collapse, Bernadette Jordan, minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...