Category Archives: Conservation

Proposed Bahamian Fishing Regulations: In Depth

“Perhaps nowhere else on the planet could fishing incite heated international debate,” Sarah Grigg writes. “But in the Bahamas, where silver scales translate to serious capital, the first-ever proposal of recreational fishing regulations has incited a volatile reaction among domestic … more

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Groups Say Leavenworth Hatchery Violating Clean Water Act

The Wild Fish Conservancy and the Center for Environmental Law & Policy have released a 60-day Notice of Intent to sue to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for violations of the Clean Water Act at the Leavenworth National … more

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Federal Agencies Heed Calls to Protect Rivers from Strip Mining

The U.S Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management have established a temporary ban on new mining claims that will protect the threatened wild and scenic Illinois, Rogue and Smith rivers, and their tributaries. Read more in the press … more

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Video Hatch: “Bringing Back the Light”

Decades of destructive logging, mining, and development practices have left B.C.’s temperate rainforests struggling. This film features wildlife that are impacted, including wild salmon. Via Mark Wyatt and the Central Westcoast Forest Society.

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Video Hatch: “State of the Trout”

In this short film, Chris Wood talks about the first ever State of the Trout report, recently released from Trout Unlimited.

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New Research on Fish and Pain

Research recently published in the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries appears to settle the debate of whether fish are able to feel pain. “‘We are not diminishing the importance of welfare considerations for fish, but we do reject the view that … more

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Video Hatch: “The 11-Mile Challenge”

This short film features a group of anglers as they take on Trout Unlimited’s 11-Mile Challenge to raise awareness of the need to reconnect and revive struggling fish populations. Via #somestreamerchick and Flymen Fishing Co.

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BTT Comments on Proposed Bahamas Fisheries Regulations

Director of operations for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Aaron Adams, responds to the proposed “Fisheries Resources Regulations, 2015” by the Bahamian Government. This legislation would impact access for international anglers. Read more in the press release below.

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AFFTA Statement on Proposed Bahamas Legislation

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement on proposed regulations by the Bahamian government that would negatively impact destination angling and access. Read more in the press release below.

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Bahamas Flats Fishing Proposal Creates Alarm

Last Wednesday, the government of the Bahamas released a proposal for new regulations that would change the way anglers, lodges and visitors can participate in fishing-related activities on the flats.   The broad reach of the regulation scope, as well … more

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