Category Archives: Conservation
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
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.
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administrator Scott Pruitt has released a statement announcing that restrictions on mining in Bristol Bay will not be withdrawn.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
Emerger Strategies has announced a new blog series focused on climate change and other environmental issues. Read more in the press release below.
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
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
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.
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
Proper fish handling is an essential technique for catch and release anglers. In this film from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, “Learn the best bonefish catch and release practices from the BTT Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis.”
Tippets: Patagonia’s Chouinard and Public Lands, Farmed Salmon in the Skagit, Soda Butte Creek Mine Cleanup
In the escalating fight over public lands, Utah Representative Rob Bishop has invited Yvon Chouinard to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee. “Despite Bishop’s language pointing toward having a dialogue,” writes J. Weston Phippen, “he’s clearly luring Chouinard and … more