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Court Confirms Important Precedent for Fisheries Management
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Court Confirms Important Precedent for Fisheries Management

In a ruling that has profound implications for federal fisheries management, the US District Court for the District of Columbia has confirmed an important precedent regarding the use of improved historical recreational harvest data to update allocations in marine fisheries. The Court’s ruling comes in a lawsuit initiated by the commercial fishing industry that attempted...

Concerns for A Tarpon Championship Series for Florida
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Concerns for A Tarpon Championship Series for Florida

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is concerned about the newly established SFC Tarpon Championship Series (TCS), which has announced nationally televised tournaments in Islamorada (March 28-30), Charlotte Harbor (April 4-6), and Sarasota (April 20-22). As the only organization focused on restoring the regional tarpon fishery through science-based conservation, stewardship and advocacy, BTT believes the rules, media coverage...

Endangered Salmon Regain Access to Healthy West Coast Habitat through 20 Projects Funded by NOAA Fisheries
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Endangered Salmon Regain Access to Healthy West Coast Habitat through 20 Projects Funded by NOAA Fisheries

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is one of the largest funding packages for salmon and steelhead recovery in the last decade. It promises to reopen many miles of crucial spawning and rearing habitat across the West Coast as climate change increases the urgency of recovery actions. These projects will help restore access to healthy habitat for migratory...

Public Comment Period Extended for Proposed Incidental Take Regulations for Revolution Wind
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Public Comment Period Extended for Proposed Incidental Take Regulations for Revolution Wind

NOAA Fisheries is extending the comment period for proposed incidental take regulations to govern the incidental harassment of marine mammals related to the Revolution Wind Offshore Wind Farm Project. These regulations are pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The public comment period is now open until February 7, 2023. Learn more about this proposed...

Help Protect Streams From Aquatic Invasive Species
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Help Protect Streams From Aquatic Invasive Species

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers out for the early inland trout season to help protect our streams from aquatic invasive species. Some fishing streams may contain invasive species, and if care is not taken, those species can accidentally be transferred to another. New Zealand mudsnails have one of the highest...

A Massive Investment in Fishing
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A Massive Investment in Fishing

Rogers, Minn. — MN-FISH is proud to announce a huge success working on behalf of Minnesota anglers. As of today, Thursday, January 19th, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has budgeted $110 million to fund outdated hatcheries and public water access improvements throughout the state. The money will come out of the general fund—a first in many years—and through...

ASMFC 2023 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Materials Now Available
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ASMFC 2023 Winter Meeting Final Agenda and Materials Now Available

The final agenda and meeting materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Winter Meeting (to be held January 31 – February 2 at the Westin Crystal City, 1800 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA) are now available at https://asmfc.sharefile.com/share/view/sce20f58a22be4d088795909f516e4d00/fo0973c6-1637-43bc-87ae-1f1a73d6eecc. At this link, you can download materials by the individual board or committee or you can download...

MAFMC February 2023 Meeting in Washington, DC
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MAFMC February 2023 Meeting in Washington, DC

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will meet February 7-9, 2023 in Washington, DC. This will be an in-person meeting with a virtual option. Please see the February 2023 Council Meeting Page for webinar details, public comment deadlines, briefing materials (as they become available), and other updates. A detailed agenda is available here. Below is an...

Calls Mount to Stop Offshore Wind Project as More Whales Wash Up Dead
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Calls Mount to Stop Offshore Wind Project as More Whales Wash Up Dead

Lawmakers, fishermen and marine activists are calling for an investigation into whether offshore wind projects are killing marine life after a recent spate of dead whales washing up along the New Jersey-New York coastline. Seafreeze fisheries liaison Meghan Lapp told Fox News that the Biden administration’s initiative to build wind farms to combat climate change could be threatening the...