Category Archives: Conservation

Tippets: Guinness’s Fishy Recipe, Plastics Out to Sea, Ruling on Habitat Destruction, Op-Ed on Bristol Bay

The classic two century-old recipe for Guinness called for sturgeon bladders as a refining agent. Recently the company announced that in light of a growing vegetarian and vegan market they are shifting mechanical filtration. Via Gizmodo. A new study published in … more

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New Science Paves the Way for Future of Flats Fishery Conservation

The current issue of the journal Environmental Biology of Fishes has special focus on bonefish and tarpon and highlights new research that can help manage these economically important and environmentally fragile fisheries sustainably in the future. Read more in the press … more

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Video Hatch: “Where the West Begins”

This short film tells the story of the work being done to protect the headwaters of the Snake River from invasive species. Via Orijin Media.

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Video Hatch: “Eternally Wild”

The Red Flat Nickel Corporation has applied for a permit to mine 4000 acres on the pristine North Fork of the Smith River in California. If approved, this would be one of the largest nickel mines in the Western United …

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Tippets: Reef Restoration, Alaska Salmon Stocks, EPA Guilty of Animas Spill, Fighting Toxic Runoff, Chasing Coldwater

Restoring reefs in Lake Michigan will help restore native fish such as lake trout and lake herring. “This change brings Lake Michigan closer to being a healthy ecosystem and one that also benefits both commercial and sport fisheries,” writes Matt Miller Via … more

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Video Hatch: “The Last Great Place”

This short film highlights the Clark Fork watershed and the threats facing it from water diversions and agricultural demands. Via Zangs Films.

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Tippets: California Salmon and Steelhead Recovery, Cold Water Climate Shield, Trout Salvage Effort, Climate Change and Economy, Rescue on the Deschutes

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed a new plan for restoring salmon and steelhead in California’s coastal watersheds. The plan is available for public comment through December 4, 2015. Scientists are beginning to map out a “Cold Water … more

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Video Hatch: “Confluence”

This short film features the importance of the return of Eulachon in Pacific Northwest rivers, and the role they play within indigenous culture. Via Captain Quinn.

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Tippets: New Threat on the South Fork, Protecting Marine Resources, Paddling Ban Lifted, Bull Trout Recovery, Catch and Kill

A new parasite is killing whitefish on the South Fork of the Snake River. Fisheries managers worry trout species could also be at risk. Read more from Paul Bruun at The Jackson Hole News & Guide. America’s marine resources are … more

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Fishpond’s Co-Lab with Chaco Raises $10,000 for Western Rivers Conservancy

The partnership of Fishpond and Chaco on two styles of limited edition sandals has helped to raise $10,000 for the Western Rivers Conservancy. “This contribution will help us continue our efforts to conserve the great rivers of the West and … more

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