Category Archives: Conservation

Speak Out for the Boundary Waters

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement in support of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, urging anglers to raise their voice in support and concern. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Hydroelectric Dam Licensing, Killing Lake Trout in Yellowstone, Walleye in The Deschutes

A bill that would speed up approval of construction and re-licensing of hydroelectric dams recently passed the U.S. House by a 257-to-166 vote, with 26 Democrats joining the GOP to push the proposal forward. “Sharon Bosley, executive director of the conservation … more

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Saving Thompson River Steelhead

This year, only 200 wild steelhead are expected to return to the Thompson River. “To think that human impact might forever erase these creatures from our planet is devastating,” writes Russell Miller. “Simply put, there is no place on earth like … more

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Navigability of the Weber River Affirmed by Utah Supreme Court

The Utah Supreme Court has ruled in favor of public access, and affirmed that the beds and banks of the Weber River “where it crosses the property at issue in this case” should be open to public use. Read more … more

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Tippets: Snake River Hatchery, Canadian Mining Boom, Rethinking Salmon Conservation

An Idaho hatchery intended to help salmon populations might instead be pushing them closer to the brink. While a recent report from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game blames water chemistry, “Idaho Rivers United, an environmental group, blasted the … more

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Video Hatch: “A Rio Revuelto”

This short film from Lupita Media highlights the threats facing the waters of Chilean Patagonia.

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Tippets: Record Low Salmon in the Fraser, The Gar Wars, Fish Returning to the Sandy River   

It is estimated that a record low number of steelhead will return from the ocean to the Fraser River in 2017. “Mike Ramsay, assistant director of BC’s Fish and Game branch, said if management practices in the federally regulated commercial … more

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Is the Bahamas on the Verge of Doing the Right Thing for Anglers?

At the 6th Annual Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, US-based ad agency Admirable Devil sponsored a lively panel discussion titled “Bonefish and the Bahamas.”  Beau Beasley updates his previous reporting on Bahamian angling regulations with new information suggesting that the ambiguity … more

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Tippets: Bull Trout and Climate Change, Delaware River Shad, Salmon and Steelhead on the Snake River

Bull trout were added to the endangered species list in 1998 and since, have face a constant struggle to thrive and survive. “Today, the effects of climate change exacerbate the perils already facing threatened animals, and resources for protection are … more

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Tippets: Saving Golden Mahseers, Sunscreen and Coral Reefs, Zinke Proposes Shrinking National Monuments

For fly anglers, the golden mahseer is a legendary and exotic fish. The species faces threats from multiple fronts, from pollution and overfishing to shrinking migratory range, and is now considered endangered. In the Royal Manas National Park, “a new … more

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