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FFI Awards Grant to Greater Yellowstone Coalition
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FFI Awards Grant to Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Fly Fishers International has awarded a Conservation Grant to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Their project is focused on preserving the genetic purity of the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout that historically inhabits Crandall Creek and its tributaries, by installing a strategic barrier to upstream migration of non-native rainbow trout from the Clarks Fork.  Crandall Creek is an important tributary of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. While...

N.C. Red Drum Workshop Oct. 4-7
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N.C. Red Drum Workshop Oct. 4-7

Arlington, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) will hold a Red Drum Simulation Model Workshop as part of the ongoing simulation assessment. The simulation assessment was recommended by the Commission’s Assessment Science Committee as part of a roadmap for red drum stock assessments, which have experienced data limitations and uncertainty in the...

Michigan Investigates Carp Mortality on Lake Orion
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Michigan Investigates Carp Mortality on Lake Orion

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has completed its investigation of the common carp mortality on Lake Orion in northeast Oakland County that occurred in mid-to late July. With the assistance of the Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory at Michigan State University, it has been determined and confirmed that the common carp fish kill was caused...

Gulf Council to Hold In-Person and Virtual Public Hearings on Cobia
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Gulf Council to Hold In-Person and Virtual Public Hearings on Cobia

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold eight in-person public hearings and one webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 32: Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size Limits, and Framework Procedure. Amendment 32 considers modifying cobia catch limits, apportionment between the...

Sea Grant Team Awarded $2.4 Million to Study Reef Species
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Sea Grant Team Awarded $2.4 Million to Study Reef Species

(OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) – The National Sea Grant College Program has announced that a regional collaborative of Sea Grant fisheries extension specialists, university scientists and fisheries managers will receive $2.4 million ($1.6 million in federal funds and $800,000 in match funds) to develop and implement extension and outreach programming related to data and information from...

USFWS Studies Lake Sturgeon Spawning in Great Lakes
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USFWS Studies Lake Sturgeon Spawning in Great Lakes

Lake sturgeon are one of the most iconic species of the Great Lakes. The massive fish can live as long as 55-150 years along the bottom of the lakes, tributaries and rivers in the system, gobbling up snails, crayfish, mussels and insects. Once they are adults, they begin looking for suitable spawning habitat. But what...

Protecting Largest, Most Prolific Fish May Boost Productivity
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Protecting Largest, Most Prolific Fish May Boost Productivity

Management of many of the largest fisheries in the world assumes incorrectly that many small fish reproduce as well as fewer large ones with similar total masses, a new analysis has found. That can lead to overharvesting the largest, most prolific fish that can contribute the most to the population. Better protection of larger, mature...

Shark Survival After Release Depends on Species
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Shark Survival After Release Depends on Species

A new landmark study of over 300 sharks found that some species are extremely resilient to the stress of being caught and released in commercial longline fisheries while other species are much more likely to die. The five-year, multi-institutional collaborative study, led by the New England Aquarium and published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE,...

Washington Adds Halibut Opportunities
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Washington Adds Halibut Opportunities

There is sufficient Washington sport allocation to open an additional fishing day in Ilwaco (Marine Area 1) and Westport/Ocean Shores (Marine Area 2) without exceeding the overall statewide sport allocation. Additional Information: La Push (Marine Areas 3) through Seattle-Bremerton Area (Marine Area 10) remain open to recreational halibut fishing three days per week, Thursday through...