Category Archives: Conservation

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium and Art Fest Nov. 7-8

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust will hold their annual International Symposium at the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, FL. The event will feature science presentations, clinics and demonstrations, as well as an inaugural Art and Film Festival. … more

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In Praise of Public Lands

After family land was lost to mining development, Tom Reed discovered the importance of public land. “Our family lost the ranch in 1979. But my soul and my thirst for hunting and fishing did not die that year,” he writes. … more

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Bonefish: “Ghost Stories” Field Work Update

Important scientific studies on bonefish behavior and movement continue to be researched in the Grand Bahamas both Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT), and the Fisheries Conservation Foundation (FCF). However, what has been missing is local knowledge. The research of PhD … more

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Kayaking the San Joaquin

This summer, CNN columnist John D. Sutter embarked on a three-week, 417-mile journey down the “most endangered” river in America, the San Joaquin River in California, to raise awareness about the dangers facing this watershed in an “era of dead … more

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Using the Ocean Without Using it Up

The small Caribbean Island of Barbuda is taking steps to restore their surrounding ocean ecosystems, damaged from overdevelopment and overfishing. The Blue Halo Initiative educates the community on sustainable practices for future generations. And in a recent piece in The … more

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IGFA Responds to Critique of World Records

In response to a recent paper published in Marine Policy, which calls for an end to trophy fishing and International Game Fish Association records of threatened fish species, the IGFA has submitted a response to the journal, explaining what it … more

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National Fish Habitat Partnership Video Series

A new series of videos made by the National Fish Habitat Partnership highlights the restoration efforts of 19 Partnership groups throughout the country. The recently released second video in the series focuses on Grape Creek in California. Read more in … more

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Call to End Trophy Fishing of Threatened Species

The authors of a new research study published in Marine Policy present evidence in support of a halt to the International Game Fish Association’s practice of awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction. “If the IGFA stopped issuing … more

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Bristol Bay River Academy

The Bristol Bay River Academy teaches local students essential skills of how to become fishing guides. “The Academy opens the door for local kids to pursue sport fishing jobs in their communities, and enables them as future Bristol Bay guides to … more

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Snake River Waterkeeper to Host Community Screening of “DamNation”

A community screening of the documentary “DamNation” will be hosted by Snake River Waterkeeper on Tuesday, September 2nd, in Jackson Hole, WY. Funds raised will go to support the recently formed Snake River group that is part of the larger … more

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