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Conservation

Podcast: Peter Moyle Interviewed by John Sherman

Dubbed the "Godfather of California fish biology," Peter Moyle is in the news once again, this time appearing on a new podcast episode that's part of the Barbless Co. Podcast Network. Earlier this year, Moyle was named Fly Fisherman Magazine's Conservationist of the Year. He's spent his life with fish, and was an integral part of instilling...

Jason Schratwieser Elected President of the IGFA

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced that the IGFA Board of Trustees have unanimously elected Jason Schratwieser as president of the IGFA. Schratwieser has served the IGFA as conservation director since 2003 and has been influential in transforming the IGFA into highly respected conservation organization within the recreational...

Emerger Strategies goes Carbon Neutral

Charleston, SC, January 7, 2020 – Sustainable business consultancy Emerger Strategies mission is to solve the climate crisis by improving the social, environmental and economic bottom lines of their clients. In an effort to practice what they preach, Emerger Strategies has gone carbon neutral by way of energy efficiency and the purchase of Renewable...

Hex Mayfly Hatches Decreasing by 84 Percent

The hex mayfly hatches of the Midwest are common knowledge, even out here in the Rockies where I live. Fishing buddies of mine from the Midwest have always shared the stories of these hatches, and it's been on my bucket list to fish one throughout the night. However, I might not get the chance to do that. According to a recent piece by Chad Shmukler...

Conservation Stories to Watch in 2020

Now that the New Year is fully underway, I wanted to put together a piece that highlights some of the good conservation work that's going down in 2020. The more awareness we have, as anglers, of what's going on in the conservation world, the better chance our wildlife and wilderness has at surviving. We have a moral imperative as anglers to preserve and...

EPA to be Cut Out of Water Policy

Per an article in The Boston Globe, new changes to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed by the Trump administration would eliminate the input of EPA scientists on forthcoming water policy across the country. Per the Globe, the Trump administration is poised to unveil new policies aimed at removing what they see as unnecessary federal...

New Study Reveals Need for Tarpon Protections

Tarpon are one of the most popular game fish in the world - not just in fly fishing circles. Their popularity is understandable, since they're renowned as fighters, jump out of the gym, and grow to enormous sizes. Now, the results of a study that lasted 18 years show us that the prized game fish is in need of protections. This study looked at migration...

Fish Facts: Lahontan Cutthroat

The Lahontan cutthroat trout captures the imagination of anglers everywhere, for two reasons. The first being that it's just incredible the fish even exists today (it's a true conservation miracle) and the second, of course, being that these things grow pretty damn big. Thankfully, you can get your Lahontan fix without the trip to Pyramid Lake in a recent...

Removing the Snake River Dams

Anyone who's paid attention to the effort to save steelhead and salmon in the Pacific Northwest has likely heard of the push to remove the four dams on the lower section of the Snake River. These dams, originally created for power generation and transportation of goods via barges, have had a direct, negative result on salmon and steelhead populations. The...

Peter Moyle is Conservationist of the Year

Peter Moyle was named Fly Fisherman Magazine's Conservationist of the Year for 2020. Moyle is a well-known name in conservation circles, and is a stellar example of what it means to be a true conservationist. Some of Moyle's notable achievements include his work implementing catch-and-release fishing regulations on the McCloud River in California. The...