Category Archives: Conservation

BTT to Pioneer Rearing Bonefish for Keys Release

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, in collaboration with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, is embarking on a research project to pioneer rearing bonefish in captivity to help restore the Florida Keys … more

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Tippets: BTT’s Conservation Work, Sewage Runs Through It, DNA Shows Population Density, Florida’s Black Tide, Health of the Yellowstone

In a recent piece on Forbes, Monte Burke highlights the conservation work of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. “The BTT punches well above its weight when it comes to impactful research and influence, pioneering and conducting groundbreaking research on these … more

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Silver Kings to Join 2016 Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition Team

The crew of the TV show Silver Kings will join the 2016 Belize Tarpon Tagging Expedition, to be held August 13-20, at El Pescador. Participants in the expedition help to catch satellite tag tarpon and gather data on migration patterns. Read more in the … more

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Montana Wild Cited for Bull Trout Regulations

The owners and an associate of an outdoor film company, Montana Wild, have been cited for breaking bull trout regulations and filming illegally on federal lands. Kenov Lokensgard writes a powerful response on The Literary Fly Fisher; in an op-ed … more

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Tippets: Salmon DNA, Recovery on the Elwha, Greenback Cutthroat Fish Facts, Return of Atlantic Salmon, Saving Sturgeon

New research from Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife offers genetic evidence that hatchery fish are quick to change at the DNA level. The study was recently published in Nature Communications. “The genetic changes are substantial and … more

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BTT Calls for Action on Everglades Restoration

Water management practices have diminished freshwater flows into the Florida Everglades and threaten the health of connected fisheries. A plan known as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project, or CERP, aims to address these problems, and needs further support to move … more

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Tippets: Restoration Assessment, Warm-blooded Fish, Satellite Spawning, Fishing Industry & Climate Change, Great Lakes Lampreys, Dam Removal Stats for 2015

High-tech microchips are helping scientists assess the benefits of river habitat restoration projects to salmon in the Pacific Northwest. “The region is putting great effort into restoring rivers and streams for fish, but what everyone wants to know is, is … more

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The Madison, and Conservation, Loses a Friend

Alex Diekmann, a tireless advocate for the Madison and greater Yellowstone area, passed away at his Bozeman home on February 1. Even while fighting his cancer diagnosis, Diekmann continued to work on what would be his last project, conserving 23,000 acres of forested … more

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Tippets: The Sushi Project, Saving Blackadore Caye, Restoring Hetch Hetchy, Hatchery on Michigan’s Au Sable, Stripers Forever Fundraiser Auction

Cooperative projects in California between rice farmers and environmentalists are using flooded rice fields, mimicking the rich floodplains where juvenile salmon once thrived, to rear threatened species of Pacific salmon. Read more in “The Sushi Project,” via Yale. Fly anglers are … more

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Tippets: Climate Shield, Pebble Mine’s Dictionary of Deception, Global Warming and Salmon Runs, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Receives Award, Battle for Bluefin Tuna

The Climate Shield website hosted by the U.S. Forest Service provides geospatial data and related information on locations of cold-water refuge streams for native Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout across the U.S. In the fight to protect Bristol Bay, language often … more

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