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New PFAS Fish Consumption Advisory Issued
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New PFAS Fish Consumption Advisory Issued

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a new PFAS-based consumption advisory for the Bay of Green Bay and its tributaries following results of fish sampling conducted in 2020. Elevated levels of PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), a type of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), were...

The Story Behind a Rare Sailfish Recapture
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The Story Behind a Rare Sailfish Recapture

Anyone involved in a tagging program is excited when they get a report of a recapture since these are the lynchpin of a volunteer, constituent based program. So when scientists with NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center were notified just after Thanksgiving that a few tagged sailfish had been recaptured, they were thrilled. On November 30, 2021, moments...

New Study On Improving Survival of Hatchery-Raised Fish
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New Study On Improving Survival of Hatchery-Raised Fish

Hatchery-raised steelhead trout have offspring that are good at gaining size under hatchery conditions but don’t survive as well in streams as steelhead whose parents are wild fish, new research by Oregon State University shows. The results, published in PLOS One, suggest that it may be possible to change rearing methods to produce hatchery fish...

Where to Find Big Fish Opportunities This Winter
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Where to Find Big Fish Opportunities This Winter

If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter in Utah can feel never-ending. But another great way to get outdoors is embarking on an afternoon or weekend of ice fishing. There are a lot of options in Utah when it comes to ice fishing. Whether you want to target really large fish this winter or you...

Crocodile Bay December Fishing Highlights
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Crocodile Bay December Fishing Highlights

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2022 blesses you with lots of joy, happiness, and of course, many fish! I have to start by saying how impressive marlin fishing has been for the past month. For as long as I have been fishing in this area, it has been the most productive marlin action I...

Massive Icefish Breeding Colony Discovered
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Massive Icefish Breeding Colony Discovered

Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on January 13 have discovered a massive breeding colony of notothenioid icefish in Antarctica’s southern Weddell Sea. They estimate that the colony covers at least 240 square kilometers and includes about 60 million active nests. The unprecedented colony represents a fish biomass of more than 60,000 tons (or over 135...

USDA to Invest $225 Million in Conservation
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USDA to Invest $225 Million in Conservation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced up to $225 million in available funding for conservation partners through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). RCPP is a partner-driven program that leverages collective resources to find solutions to address natural resource challenges on agricultural land. This year’s funding announcements include opportunities for...

Looking Out for Anglers and the Recreational Fishing Industry
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Looking Out for Anglers and the Recreational Fishing Industry

For 89 years, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has advocated on the sportfishing industry’s behalf when legislation, policies or trade decisions are introduced which could have a positive or negative impact on our members’ businesses and our nation’s anglers. From the passage of major federal legislation to working with state and regional policymakers on important...