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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...

CITGO to Pay $19 Millon for Resource Damages in Louisiana
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CITGO to Pay $19 Millon for Resource Damages in Louisiana

Houston, Texas-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation has agreed to pay $19.69 million to resolve federal and state claims for natural resource damages under the Oil Pollution Act and the Louisiana Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act. The United States and Louisiana concurrently filed a civil complaint along with the proposed consent decree. The complaint seeks money...

Biologist Leaves Legacy of Gains for Salmon
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Biologist Leaves Legacy of Gains for Salmon

Dale Bambrick jokes he has seen the world, or at least as much as you can see between Issaquah and Ellensburg. He retired in May after 20 years leading NOAA Fisheries’ Ellensburg Office, and delivering critical gains for salmon and steelhead across Central Washington. “I have never seen someone so committed to the resource, who...

CCA-Florida License Plate Now Available
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CCA-Florida License Plate Now Available

It’s official… the Conserve Florida’s Fisheries license plate is now AVAILABLE online and in-person at your Tax Collector’s Office. To redeem your Redfish Tag voucher or initiate a new purchase online, please complete the form at RedfishTag.com. Due to overwhelming excitement, online orders will now be processed within 10 business days by our partners at the Indian...

CCA, Duke Energy Stock 20,000 Sea Trout in Florida Waters
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CCA, Duke Energy Stock 20,000 Sea Trout in Florida Waters

CCA Florida, in collaboration with the Duke Energy Mariculture Center and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, released approximately 20,000 four-inch fingerling spotted sea trout in Hernando County at Pine Island Park. This was CCA Florida’s first spotted sea trout release, an event signifying an expansion of the Duke Energy partnership. Together, CCA Florida and the...

Restoring the Louisiana Delta Through Working with Nature
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Restoring the Louisiana Delta Through Working with Nature

By Dr. Alisha Renfro, National Wildlife Federation When most people recall the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster, they remember picture after picture of oil-covered marshes, pelicans, sea turtles, and other wildlife. Many of those pictures were from the Barataria Basin in Louisiana, which received heavy oiling and is often referred to as Ground Zero for the...

Trout Unlimited Applauds “Waters of the U.S.” Announcement
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Trout Unlimited Applauds “Waters of the U.S.” Announcement

ARLINGTON, Va.—Trout Unlimited welcomes the announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the “Waters of the United States” rule promulgated by the previous administration is illegal and must be redrawn. In moving to repeal and revise the rule, the EPA is listening to the many states, businesses, and conservation groups, like TU, that are...

For Eelgrass, It’s About Location, Location, Location
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For Eelgrass, It’s About Location, Location, Location

Eelgrass, a vital marine plant that cleans the water, absorbs carbon, produces oxygen, acts as nursery habitat for many fish species and protects the coastline faces a suite of threats. Now a new report commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows eelgrass restoration efforts are far more influenced by environmental conditions than by the methods...

BTT Applauds Biden’s Support of National Coastal Resilience Fund
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BTT Applauds Biden’s Support of National Coastal Resilience Fund

The conservation of coastal habitats has never been more important to Florida and other coastal states seeking to build climate resilience. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust commends the Biden Administration for including a significant funding increase for NOAA’s National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) in the President’s FY22 budget request. The proposed $68 million represents a doubling...

Ghost Trap Rodeos Will Clean Up Florida’s West Coast
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Ghost Trap Rodeos Will Clean Up Florida’s West Coast

Join Ocean Aid 360 and CCA Florida on July 17 in St. Petersburg and July 24 in Homosassa from 8 a.m. to noon for the next two Ghost Trap Rodeos! Come meet CCA STAR Director Leiza Fitzgerald and help us clean marine debris from our waters! The GTRs are just like your favorite inshore fishing tournaments, but...