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Yamaha Rightwaters™ Launches Plastic Recycling Pilot Program
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Yamaha Rightwaters™ Launches Plastic Recycling Pilot Program

SOLDOTNA, Alaska–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Working in conjunction with Nexus Fuels® of Atlanta, Ga., and Tommy Nobis Enterprises, of Marietta, Ga., Yamaha Rightwaters aims to return 10,000 pounds of Polyethylene and Polypropylene sheet plastics back into their base materials before the end of the calendar year. It will serve as a proof of concept for an envisioned...

Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Gets Improvement Projects
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Florida’s Indian River Lagoon Gets Improvement Projects

PALATKA, Fla. ― Water quality in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is getting another boost from the state with two additional projects selected to receive legislative funding. The St. Johns River Water Management District will partner with the City of Cocoa Beach and the Environmental Learning Center on water quality improvement projects focused on low-impact...

Tyson Farms to Pay Restitution for Alabama Fish Kill
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Tyson Farms to Pay Restitution for Alabama Fish Kill

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces that Tyson Farms, Inc. will pay $650,000 in restitution to ADCNR for the loss of aquatic species from the June 6, 2019, wastewater spill that killed approximately 200,000 fish in the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River near Hanceville. Among the species killed were...

Restoring Migratory Fish in the Merrimack
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Restoring Migratory Fish in the Merrimack

The Merrimack River watershed is the fourth largest in New England, and historically supported great runs of migratory fish. Over the past 200 years, their numbers have dramatically declined, negatively impacting the ecology of the watershed and coastal waters. Along with our partners, NOAA Fisheries has developed a comprehensive management plan for the watershed aimed...

California DFW and NOAA Fisheries Revive Drought Initiative to Protect Fish
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California DFW and NOAA Fisheries Revive Drought Initiative to Protect Fish

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries announced a Voluntary Drought Initiative today designed to protect populations of salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from the effects of the current unprecedented drought. The initiative provides a framework for water users to enter into individual agreements with the...

MLF and Wildlife Forever to Combat Aquatic Invasive Species
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MLF and Wildlife Forever to Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

White Bear Lake, MN – Wildlife Forever and Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that the two organizations have signed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to combat the spread of invasive species.The new MOU will work to integrate Clean Drain Dry communications and marketing through tournament operations, angler education, and community outreach. Professional anglers are...

BT&T Calls for Major Investment in Florida Water Quality
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BT&T Calls for Major Investment in Florida Water Quality

Recent actions by Governor DeSantis and the state legislature to address Florida’s continuing water quality woes are a step in the right direction—but only the first step in a marathon the state must run. Ongoing harmful algal blooms, poor water quality, seagrass loss, fish kills, and contaminants such as pharmaceuticals in fish and other marine...

Oyster Reef Restoration in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon
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Oyster Reef Restoration in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon

BREVARD COUNTY, FL  — The Watershed Innovation team volunteered to help restore water clarity in the Indian River Lagoon through oyster gardening. Oysters have been negatively affected over time through environmental strain like harmful fishing methods, mass harvesting that isn’t sustainable, and waste. Because oysters play a key role in naturally filtering water, when their...

Salmon Habitat Lost in Lower Fraser River Drainage
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Salmon Habitat Lost in Lower Fraser River Drainage

For perhaps the first time ever, researchers have mapped out the true extent of habitat loss for salmon in the Lower Fraser River, one of the most important spawning and rearing grounds for Pacific salmon in B.C. Salmon have lost access to as much as 85 per cent of their historical floodplain habitat—the biologically rich...