Category Archives: Conservation

Anglers Unite Against Big Sugar

Discharge from Florida’s Lake Okeechobee is severely polluted with phosphorus and nitrates from sugar farming and development and has decimated seagrass flats that once supported a thriving fishery. Bill Kearney writes about how anglers like guide Mike Conner are uniting … more

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IGFA Great Marlin Race

The IGFA Great Marlin Race is the biggest citizen science billfish satellite tagging initiative to date. Since 2011, 241 satellite tags in 7 species of billfish in 20 different countries have been deployed. You can see tag locations here as well as tracking via … more

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Tippets: Billfish Research Project, Klamath Dam Removal, Blackfoot River Restoration, Hook to Conservation in Bhutan

The Billfish Research Project works to develop collaborative relationships with scientists and anglers around the world to initiate research projects that will help better inform fisheries management. A recent video highlights the work being done. American Rivers provides data on … more

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Tippets: Native Trout Management in Glacier National Park, Apache Trout Facts, Fish Kill in Colorado, Ruling in Favor of Wild Salmon & Steelhead

Temperature-sensitive species like bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout face growing risks from climate change and non-native species. In Glacier National Park native trout are being moved to higher-elevation locales that were previously inaccessible to fish, allowing genetically pure populations to … more

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Video Hatch: “CHROME”

This film, now released in full, features Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis, Dylan Tomine of Patagonia, Hannah Belford of Damdochax River Lodge, Kate Taylor of Frigate Travel, Tim Romano of Field & Stream and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks.  It highlights …

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Tippets: Eradicating Aussie Carp, Chesapeake Bay Shows Improvement, Farmed Fish & Hearing Loss, Streams in Winter, Ocean Acidity

In Australia, a strain of herpes virus will be released into the Murray-Darling river system with the goal to eradicate European carp. Research from CSIRO has shown the virus to have no impact on humans. Via ABC News. Annual monitoring … more

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BTT Membership and Communications Coordinator

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has announced their search for a membership and communications coordinator, a position that is responsible for managing and growing BTT’s membership program and supporting BTT’s communications efforts. Read more in the press release below.

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Video Hatch: “Eel River – From Headwaters to the Sea”

This short film features the restoration work being done on California’s Eel River. Via CalTrout.

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BTT Seeks Marketing Manager

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust has announced their search for a marketing manager, a position that will help to strategically plan and execute BTT’s marketing, public relations and communications efforts. Read more in the press release below.

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Tippets: Florida Seagrass, Most Endangered Rivers, Boulder River Access, Help for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Maine Brook Trout Survey

In the Florida Bay seagrass is dying at a rate unseen since the 1980s. The problem, ecologists say, is mainly due to the diversion of the natural flow of fresh water to protect sugar cane farms and other property. Via Phys.org. … more

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