Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Hunters and Anglers Turn on Zinke, Warming Oceans Force Fish from Native Waters, The Colorado Pikeminnow

Initially praised by fishing and hunting groups, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is not finding favor with those groups now. “To date, it’s been overwhelmingly development, development, development,” says,” Whit Fosburgh, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, “without … more

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Video Hatch: “Bonefish Research at the Cape Eleuthera Institute”

This film from The Island School features bonefish conservation efforts in the Bahamas.

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Tippets: New Technology for Monitoring Fisheries, Cutthroat Trout Rescued from Wildfire, Snake River Dam Removal

Recent approval of electronic monitoring “ushers in a new technology for data collection that will help not just fisheries in California, but fisheries around the world as well.” Cara Byington reports on the new technology and pilot programs, via The Nature … more

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Tippets: Move to Repeal Water Pollution Regulation, Fish Friendly Roads, Skeena Sockeye Run Lowest on Record

The Trump administration recently took steps toward repealing an Obama-era regulation designed to limit water pollution. The rule, known as the Waters of the United States, was “issued under the authority of the 1972 Clean Water Act, the rule has … more

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Tippets: Importance of Sediment in Rivers, Demolition of Deadbeat Dam on the Eklutna, Decrease in Brown Trout in the Yellowstone River

Fish aren’t the only thing trapped behind dams. Sediment “that is badly needed to build up the marshes and wetlands that act as a buffer against rising seas” is also prevented from migrating down the watershed. This article by Jim … more

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Tippets: Problem of Private Hatcheries, Return of American Shad, “Judas Fish” Help to Fight Lake Trout

Private hatcheries present unique difficulties for fisheries managers trying to contain the spread of diseases such as whirling disease. Michael Wright reports on “The Hatchery Quandary” in this article via The Bozeman Daily Chronicle. After a 300-year absence, American shad have … more

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Costa Partners with OCEARCH on Limited Edition Sunglasses

Costa has partnered with shark research organization, OCEARCH, to release a line of limited edition sunglasses. Sales of the sunglasses will benefit OCEARCH’s mission to study and protect the ocean’s apex predators. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Tim Landwehr, Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co.”

The Back Forty mine is a proposed sulfide mine 150ft from the banks of Wisconsin’s Menominee River. In this video, Tim Landwehr of Tight Lines Fly Fishing Co. talks about the impact this mine would have on the health of …

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Tippets: National Monument Review, Maintenance of Little Goose Dam, Battle on the Upper Delaware

The Department of the Interior is currently reviewing national monuments designated since 1996, which could lead to a cut in protected areas. Some monuments under review contain important coldwater fisheries and access for anglers. Take action here to voice your … more

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Video Hatch: “Don’t Fear the Fin. Fear a World Without Them”

Sharks are apex predators and vital to the health of ocean ecosystems. Costa has teamed up with shark attack survivors and OCEARCH “to show that we don’t fear the fin—we fear a world without them.”

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