Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Wild Waterways in the West, Costa Helps Clean Up The Keys, Flows on the Bighorn

A new report, “Disappearing Rivers,” details the Western US waterways threatened by development and pollution. “Water may be crucial for life in the West, but Westerners in 11 states have manipulated and trashed rivers to such an extent that half … more

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Call to Action for Florida Everglades

Now or Neverglades Declaration is a nonpartisan group of 20 like-minded and knowledgeable individuals and organizations working to find a solution to Florida’s water pollution problems. They have issued an urgent call to action for anglers to voice their concerns … more

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Tippets: Hatchery Threat to Wild Salmon, Taking Aim at the “Fish Bill,” Mine Tailings and Fish-Bearing Streams

Scientists have long warned that hatchery salmon threaten wild populations through competition of resources and by mixing genetically. However, new research points to a new threat: oxygen levels. “Their presence in some streams contributes to low-oxygen conditions that culminate in die-offs … more

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Native Fish Coalition

A newly formed non-profit group, the Native Fish Coalition, will focus on conservation of native fish in Maine, New Hampsire, and Vermont, with emphasis “on information, education, research, regulations, restoration and reclamation.” Read more in the press release below. 

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Tippets: EPA Upholds Protections for Bristol Bay, Road Approved Through Alaskan Wildlife Refuge

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has released a statement announcing that restrictions on mining in Bristol Bay will not be withdrawn. “This decision neither deters nor derails the application process of Pebble Limited Partnership’s proposed project. The project proponents … more

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Emerger Strategies Presents: “The Sustainable Angler”

Emerger Strategies has announced a new blog series focused on climate change and other environmental issues. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Offshore Drilling Bad News for Anglers, Pebble Partnership Application, Climate Change and Dead Zones

The Trump administration has announced it will open most offshore waters for drilling and anglers should be concerned, writes Monte Burke. “It’s now time to sit up and pay attention now. Sign petitions. Call your local Congressmen and women. Stand … more

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Tippets: Alaska Water Wars, BTT at Twenty Years

The stories of Alaska Native people and their navigation of the benefits and risks posed by natural resource development projects are highlighted in a new multimedia project, “Alaska Water Wars.” “While the exploration and development of natural resources bring much-needed … more

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Video Hatch: “Bonefish Habitat”

In this short film from The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis gives an overview of the culturally and economically important saltwater flats habitat.

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Regan Nelson to Direct AFFTA’S New Marine Resources Program

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced that Regan Nelson has been elected to direct the new marine resources program, which is “focused on the sustainability, conservation and access to U.S. saltwater fisheries.” Read more in the press release … more

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