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Conservation

VEDAVOO Launches New Line to Support Captains for Clean Water

VEDAVOO’s Reel Service Project supports worthy causes, and the most recent recipient of funds is Captains for Clean Water.

BTT Calls on Anglers and Guides to Support the Inclusion of Habitat into Marine Fisheries Management 

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is calling on anglers, guides and other stakeholders to sign the “Habitat is the Future of Florida Fisheries” petition, advocating for the inclusion of prioritizing habitat needs in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s fisheries management plans.

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Announces First Inductees into Circle of Honor

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust have announced the inaugural inductees in the BTT Circle of Honor. At an awards ceremony set to be held on January 16, 2020, Stu Apte and the late Billy Pate will be recognized for their “significant contributions to the conservation of the bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries.”

Good Environmental News Stories

There’s plenty of negative news stories about the environment, and plenty of reason to worry. But there are improvements, achievements, and reasons to celebrate as well. From dam removal projects to an increase in designated wilderness areas, read more good environmental news from Frederick Reimers via Outside Online.

Greenback Cutthroat Trout Recovery

The greenback cutthroat trout, once considered extinct, was “re-discovered” several times and has had a turbulent comeback history in Colorado. Ted Williams writes about the fish and the people involved in bringing it back from the brink in this article via Cool Green Science of The Nature Conservancy.

New Bonefish Spawning Research from BTT

New research from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust conducted in the Bahamas during the recent bonefish spawning season reveals important new information about bonefish reproduction. Learn more about the findings in this article via the Fisheries Research Foundation.

Florida Shuts Down the Big Three of Inshore Fishing on SW Coast

Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has made a decision to help restore inshore fisheries on the state's southwest coast devastated by red tide, by moving to shut down all harvest of the Big Three of Florida fishing, snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. The closure, which begins May 11 this year will continue until May 31, 2020 as it now...

Video Hatch: “Rock-Paper-Fish”

This film offers a vivid look into the lives of Alaskans grappling with threats from industrial mining to the place they call home, the Chilkat river. The Chilkat has been named one of "America's 10 Most Endangered Rivers of 2019" by the nonprofit American Rivers. Via Wild Confluence.

Donegal Creek Fish Kill

Donegal Creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has suffered a devastating fish kill. “One minute, the spring-fed stream that has been lovingly restored into a wild trout stream over five decades was flowing peacefully through rolling Lancaster County farmland. Then something toxic came barreling downstream near the stream's confluence with Musser Run...

Video Hatch: “Trout Country: Fly Fishing on a Changing Yellowstone”

This short film from the Sierra Club takes viewers down the Yellowstone River to Paradise Valley, Montana. “It demonstrates the very real economic, environmental, and emotional impacts of a rapidly changing climate on the community living in Paradise Valley. Trout Country delves into the fly fishing culture and livelihood of the folks in the film and...