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Using Sediment to Benefit Fish in California Streams
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Using Sediment to Benefit Fish in California Streams

Most dam removal projects view sediment as a problem. Biologists often worry that releasing the stored sediment will harm fish and wildlife or disperse in unpredictable ways to change the course of streams. Others see releasing stored sediment as a catalyst for flooding. In some cases, though, sediment can be a solution. Biologists working to...

Yamaha Rightwaters™ Supports CCA Cleanup Event
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Yamaha Rightwaters™ Supports CCA Cleanup Event

WASHINGTON–Yamaha Rightwaters joined forces with the Coastal Conservation Association® (CCA®) in Maryland and Northern Virginia to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up Fletcher’s Cove on the Potomac River. Volunteers met at Fletcher’s Boat House on a chilly morning to spend some time preserving and enjoying one of the more popular fishing spots on the Nation’s...

California Conservation Board Funds Stream Enhancements
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California Conservation Board Funds Stream Enhancements

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) has approved approximately $33.5 million in grants to help enhance flows in streams throughout California. A total of 30 stream flow enhancement projects were approved for funding at its April 22 meeting. The approved projects will provide or lead to a direct and measurable enhancement of the amount, timing and/or...

Tampa Bay Watch Tarpon Rodeo Supports Conservation
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Tampa Bay Watch Tarpon Rodeo Supports Conservation

The 16th Annual Tampa Bay Watch Tarpon Rodeo is June 11 Spend a day on beautiful Tampa Bay as your team embarks on a mission to find the silver king during this popular all-release tournament, all while supporting our programs and mission. Tarpon Rodeo 2021 is generously presented by Great Bay Distributors. The event is held...

Volunteers Needed to Protect Spawning Sturgeon in Michigan
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Volunteers Needed to Protect Spawning Sturgeon in Michigan

Volunteers are needed in Cheboygan County now through early June to stand guard as mature lake sturgeon head upstream to their spawning sites along the Black River. The Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow is working in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and tribes to protect the fish from being illegally...

Idaho’s Salmon May Adapt to Warming Climate–with Help
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Idaho’s Salmon May Adapt to Warming Climate–with Help

Climate change poses a range of threats to river systems across the globe; the Northwest is no exception. Hot water temperatures and low summer flows brought on by shrinking snowpack are increasingly the norm in Columbia Basin rivers. This is bad news for the region’s salmon and steelhead, and the countless people that depend on...

Florida FWC and Partners Work to Restore Lake George
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Florida FWC and Partners Work to Restore Lake George

Lake George and Silver Glen Springs in Marion County are getting an aquatic habitat boost during the week of Earth Day. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the U.S. Forest Service and Duke Energy are leading a freshwater habitat restoration project with assistance from the St. Johns River Water Management District, the Florida...

Coral Restoration Beginning in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
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Coral Restoration Beginning in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

In the spirit of this year’s Earth Day theme “Restore our Earth,” NOAA and partners are beginning a three-year effort to outplant more than 60,000 fragments of nursery-raised coral at Eastern Dry Rocks Sanctuary Preservation Area off the coast of Key West, Florida. This is the first large-scale endeavor dedicated to Mission: Iconic Reefs, the...

CCA S.T.A.R. Tournament Coming Soon with Huge Prizes
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CCA S.T.A.R. Tournament Coming Soon with Huge Prizes

While individual anglers participating in this year’s CCA Florida S.T.A.R. tournament might dream of winning their share of the over $500,000 in prizes, including a variety of brand new boats, it is the catch data collected through the tournament that will ultimately benefit Florida anglers the most. The S.T.A.R tournament, now in its seventh year,...

Angling as a Path to Conservation Stewardship
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Angling as a Path to Conservation Stewardship

The following is a summary of a review paper authored by seven scientists and researchers from Australia, Canada, and the United States, including Aaron Adams, who is a member of AFFTA Fisheries Fund’s Science & Policy Committee.   The paper brings a thoughtful and analytical approach to describing what many of us know intuitively—that anglers...