Category Archives: Conservation

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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Video Hatch: “The Alaska Salmon Program”

Based out of the University of Washington, the Alaska Salmon Program is the oldest continuously running salmon research program in the world, and investigates factors influencing salmon production in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This film from Jason Ching highlights the program’s …

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Lawsuit Delays Pebble EPA Protections

A lawsuit filed by the Pebble Limited Partnership will temporarily keep the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to protect Bristol Bay on hold. “We hope this will be addressed as quickly as possible since tens of thousands of Alaskans who depend … more

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Video Hatch: “2015 Fieldworkers Club—Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition”

This year will mark the fourth year of the partnership between anglers and the scientists of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. This film shows highlights of Tarpon Tagging Expeditions, which aim to help expand scientific … more

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Open Letter to Congress on Clean Water from Industry Leaders

Leaders in the fly fishing industry have penned an open letter to Congress in support of restoring protections for headwater streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, and urging congressional members to “not to play politics with clean water.” … more

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BTT Announces ARC Fishing As Newest Corporate Sponsor

ARC Fishing has been announced as the newest corporate sponsor of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, and will help in support of their work in conservation and education. Read more in the press release below.                                   

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USAC Weber Navigability Ruling Fact Sheet

After the recent ruling in Utah over navigability and access, the Utah Stream Access Coalition has provided a fact sheet to provide information on what the decision means for angling and the general public. Read more in the press release … more

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TCRP: Anglers Remain Engaged in Gulf Restoration Efforts

Five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, recreational fishing community and conservation groups remain committed to restoring habitat and management of the Gulf of Mexico’s fisheries. Read more in the press release below.

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Wood: Don’t Blame Anglers

In response to a recent op-ed by Douglas M. Thompson in The New York Times about the cost trout fishing has on the environment, Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood writes a rebuttal about the good work anglers do … more

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