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ASMFC’S February meeting and what it means for stripers

Maryland submitted a “conservation equivalent” proposal to reduce the size limit from 20” to 19”, along with an inline circle-hook requirement for bait fishing. [...]

February 15, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Washington State Senate votes to ban farming of Atlantic Salmon

Washington State Senate has voted by a wide margin of 35-12 to ban the farming of Atlantic salmon once existing leases for the cultivation of the non-native fish have expired. [...]

February 13, 2018 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Nitrogen pollution crisis

An environmental catastrophe looms, nitrogen scientists say, and the world urgently needs to develop strategies to prevent it. [...]

February 8, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Dereliction of nets kills birds and game fish

Abandoned traps and fishing nets get the headline, but that discarded coffee cup, cigarette butt, fishing line, lure packaging makes its way to the ocean, and it kills too. [...]

February 5, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

EPA blocks Clean Water Rule

The EPA put a two-year suspension on the Clean Water Rule, an Obama-era policy defining which waters can be protected against pollution and destruction. [...]

February 2, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Chesapeake Bay menhaden in jeopardy

VA is the only state left on the East Coast that allows a reduction fishery for menhaden. Virginia already gets 80% of the quota. [...]

February 1, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

EPA Chief reverses course on Pebble Mine in Alaska

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is unexpectedly maintaining restrictions on the Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska where Bristol Bay's wildlife would be at great risk. [...]

January 30, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

EAA reservoir plan presented to Florida senators

This massively important legislation will most certainly determine the future of the quality of life and the quality of the fishing in the Sunshine State. [...]

January 25, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Call to Action from Sandy Moret and Now or Neverglades

Act now. The science is settled. The money is available thanks to 75% of Florida voters who, in 2014, voted for Amendment 1. [...]

January 24, 2018 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

FL Gov. Rick Scott’s picks for wildlife commission have no wildlife expertise

Running the agency now will be "a challenge, given the lack of expertise among the new Wildlife Conservation Commissioners." [...]

January 22, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide