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Ocean Protection Initiative Gains Momentum
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Ocean Protection Initiative Gains Momentum

The global Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) advocates a “30×30” goal to protect 30% of the planet’s ocean and lands by 2030. Within the U.S., there is growing interest to support this goal from many conservation organizations, some federal agencies and states, and even certain members of Congress who have introduced resolutions in support of the goal. The goal gained momentum through...

Sight Fishing the World’s Most Beautiful Beach
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Sight Fishing the World’s Most Beautiful Beach

  It’s an “all eyes on deck” proposition when the captains and crew hit the water for a sight fishing adventure in the Gulf of Mexico off Panama City Beach. With slick calm conditions and crystal clear water, Capt. Justin Leake and Capt. Travis Holeman put their experience and skills to the test. “We don’t...

Newport Vessels Launches NK-180S Kayak Motor
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Newport Vessels Launches NK-180S Kayak Motor

    [SAN FRANCISCO] — Traveling farther and covering more water in one day just got easier for kayak anglers. Introducing the NK-180S electric motor by Newport Vessels. This new kayak motor launched today after two years of development with engineers and passionate anglers.   The innovative prop design delivers smooth, powerful acceleration with a...

NMMA Reports U.S. Boat Sales Reached 13-Year High in 2020
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NMMA Reports U.S. Boat Sales Reached 13-Year High in 2020

The NMMA reported today that retail unit sales of new powerboats in the U.S. increased last year by an estimated 12 percent compared to 2019. More than 310,000 new powerboats were sold in 2020, levels the recreational boating industry has not seen since before the Great Recession in 2008. “2020 was an extraordinary year for new...

Iconic trout can again access historic spawning grounds
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Iconic trout can again access historic spawning grounds

Just one year after celebrating the Derby Dam groundbreaking ceremony, the state-of-the-art fish screen is ready and waiting to help Lahontan cutthroat trout travel from Pyramid lake to their spawning grounds above the dam. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Great Basin regional director Paul Souza and Dan Mosely, fisheries director for Pyramid Lake Paiute...

MLF announces New Toyota Series Wild Card Division
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MLF announces New Toyota Series Wild Card Division

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the new Toyota Series Wild Card Division, a second-chance opportunity for Toyota Series pros and co-anglers to advance to the 2021 Toyota Series Championship – and the shot at winning up to $235,000 cash. BENTON, Ky.– Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the new Toyota Series Wild Card Division,...

Future Angler Foundation To Hold Fundraiser In Memory Of Angling Legend Ron Lindner
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Future Angler Foundation To Hold Fundraiser In Memory Of Angling Legend Ron Lindner

Angling lost a legendary angler, educator, and industry icon earlier this week with the passing of Ron Lindner.   Ron’s passion for angling was always apparent and that passion kept him actively engaged in “creating new anglers”, a mission the Future Angler Foundation (FAF) shared with Ron to the end. Ron and the Lindner family have...

Stable Conditions On Tap For Bassmaster Eastern Open On Lay Lake
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Stable Conditions On Tap For Bassmaster Eastern Open On Lay Lake

COLUMBIANA, Ala. — Extended warmth has made the fall transition challenging this year, but Bassmaster Elite Series pro Scott Canterbury believes the milder conditions could deliver solid potential for the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastern Open on Lay Lake. Competition days will be Dec. 3-5 with daily takeoffs from Beeswax Park at 6:15 a.m. CT and weigh-ins...

Clemson Brings Accessibility to Professional Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Degree
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Clemson Brings Accessibility to Professional Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Degree

For Josh Caldwell, serving as active-duty military in Utah, getting a professional degree to further his goals for employment with a state or federal fish hatchery when his military career is over didn’t seem feasible at a traditional brick-and-mortar school. For Breanna Ondich, already working in her desired field at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center,...