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The 17th Annual Flatfish Biology Conference
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The 17th Annual Flatfish Biology Conference

The 17th Flatfish Biology Conference will be held November 15 to 16, 2022, in Westbrook, Connecticut. The conference was first held in 1986. It is a forum where a diverse community of national and international scientists, researchers, and students present research findings, and share their knowledge in a supportive and inclusive environment.

36 Fish Habitats Built for Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake
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36 Fish Habitats Built for Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake

Spring Hill, Tenn.—In partnership with Major League Fishing’s Fisheries Management Division (MLF-FMD), the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and its union volunteers joined forces on June 4 with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and a handful of MLF anglers for a fish habitat enhancement project, supported by Berkley Labs, to benefit Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake. Union...

The National Fish Hatchery System Turns 150
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The National Fish Hatchery System Turns 150

June 10th marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of the National Fish Hatchery System and the kick-off to a summer long celebration campaign to #HatchTheFun at a national fish hatchery near you! The summer celebration will wrap up at the end of September with National Hunting and Fishing Day! One hundred and fifty years...

NOAA Begins Process to Potentially Protect Waters Off New York, New Jersey
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NOAA Begins Process to Potentially Protect Waters Off New York, New Jersey

NOAA is seeking public comment on potentially designating a new national marine sanctuary in Hudson Canyon off the coast of New York and New Jersey. A sanctuary designation would help conserve the area’s rich marine wildlife and habitats, promote sustainable economic activities and create new opportunities for scientific research, ocean education and recreation. Hudson Canyon is the...

Yamaha Rightwaters Reports Annual Initiative Progress
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Yamaha Rightwaters Reports Annual Initiative Progress

WASHINGTON – Yamaha Rightwaters™ recapped sustainability and conservation initiative progress from the past 12 months during 2022 Capitol Hill Oceans Week. From June 2021 through June 2022, Yamaha Rightwaters sponsored new carbon sequestration and plastics recycling programs in addition to projects that continue to support marine habitat restoration, managing the spread of invasive species and...

Enjoy National Fishing & Boating Week
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Enjoy National Fishing & Boating Week

White Bear Lake, MN- During this year’s National Fishing & Boating Week, millions of Americans will spend time on the water. Whether reeling bass, paddling in kayaks, or pulling the kids on the tube, it’s important to Clean Drain and Dry all equipment, boats, and gear to prevent the spread of invasive species. Last year,...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Earns a Poor Health Grade
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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Earns a Poor Health Grade

The Chesapeake Bay watershed received an overall grade of C+ on its latest report card, released Monday by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The Chesapeake Bay health score improved slightly from 45 to 50 last year, for a grade of C, the report said. The health of the bay is a reflection...

Hail Mary Hatcheries
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Hail Mary Hatcheries

The Russian River represents one possible future—perhaps the most likely one—for many other rivers on the west coast of North America: they will have hatchery salmon or no salmon at all. In this heavily developed watershed, climate change is already escalating droughts, fires, and floods, providing a preview of what may be in store for...

Agreement Reached to Protect Whales Amid Offshore Wind Project
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Agreement Reached to Protect Whales Amid Offshore Wind Project

HYANNIS – The New England Aquarium recently announced that it is partnering with Cornell University and wind energy consultant LAUTEC US on a project to better assess the relationship between offshore wind developments and the habitats of critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whales. Although the full impact of wind development on whales is unknown, pile...