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2022 Virtual Invasive Carp Forum
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2022 Virtual Invasive Carp Forum

Along with our partners, we at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been working to stop the spread of invasive carp. On August 9, 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted a virtual forum on invasive carp harvest and product use. This virtual event was convened in response to direction provided by Congress...

NOAA Enlists Hawaiʻi Fishermen for Mahimahi Diet Study
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NOAA Enlists Hawaiʻi Fishermen for Mahimahi Diet Study

To fishermen in Hawaiʻi, Pacific mahimahi stomachs hold no particular value and are typically discarded. To NOAA scientists researching mahimahi diet, however, each stomach tells a unique story about where and what an individual fish ate. Mahimahi is a federally managed fish popular among recreational and commercial fishermen in Hawaiʻi. And it’s a fish we...

National Hunting and Fishing Day’s 50th Anniversary a Good Time to Take Stock
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National Hunting and Fishing Day’s 50th Anniversary a Good Time to Take Stock

Anniversaries are always a good time to take stock. Saturday, September 24, marks the 50th anniversary of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Were it not for two important conservation laws, there might not be much to celebrate in the out-of-doors today. The Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) became law in 1937, requiring firearms and ammunition manufacturers’...

Speed Restrictions Threaten Marine Industry
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Speed Restrictions Threaten Marine Industry

New Gretna, New Jersey- A rushed proposed rule to implement 10-knot speed restrictions for boats 35 feet and larger from Massachusetts to Florida could devastate the entire marine industry and cripple America’s outdoor economy. The National Marine Fisheries Service, an agency within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is proposing amendments to the North...

Magical Ocean Adventure
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Magical Ocean Adventure

Forestville, WI – The authentic coastal experience begins when a family exits the Magic Kingdom. In reality, kids given a choice, will likely choose a vacation of fishing, boating, beaching and exploring over a couple days of standing in line and watching ice cream melt. As part of the Getting Families Fishing and Boating Series, the Future Angler Foundation (FAF)...

Nearly $105 Million in Funding Announced for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges
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Nearly $105 Million in Funding Announced for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior today announced that more than $31 million in grants has been approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which will conserve or restore 116,305 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds in 18 states. The grants, made through the North American Wetlands...

Bajío Sunglasses Partners with Cool Effect for Trash to Treasure Campaign
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Bajío Sunglasses Partners with Cool Effect for Trash to Treasure Campaign

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Bajío, maker of blue-light filtering, sustainably-made, performance sunglasses built to save the world’s saltwater flats and estuaries, is proud to announce a new partner in its sustainability journey: Cool Effect. This globally recognized non-profit platform is successfully reducing carbon pollution, through its Trash to Treasure initiative. Trash to Treasure is...

Large-Scale Whale Stranding Event in Tasmania
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Large-Scale Whale Stranding Event in Tasmania

About 230 whales have been stranded on Tasmania’s west coast, just days after 14 sperm whales were found beached on an island off the Australian state’s northwestern coast. The pod stranded on Ocean Beach in Macquarie Harbour appears to be pilot whales and at least half are presumed to still be alive, the Department of...

Upcoming Virtual Public Discussion Opportunities on NOAA’s National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy
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Upcoming Virtual Public Discussion Opportunities on NOAA’s National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

A reminder from NOAA Fisheries of two upcoming public discussion opportunities (virtual) to discuss and provide comments on updating the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy. The National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy is essential to shaping NOAA Fisheries’ approach to recreational anglers and their fisheries. It serves as a platform to help the public understand NOAA Fisheries’ perspective and approaches to recreational fisheries...