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Aquariums… good/bad? S 1520 and the future of fishing.

Most aquariums educate visitors on conservation, environmental threats to fisheries and are in many cases conservation advocates. [...]

March 16, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Critical Indian River Lagoon facing dark time – again

The seagrass beds of the lagoon which were once meadows now are disconnected small pads of grass hard to pinpoint and thinning every day. [...]

March 14, 2018 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry Shouts & Murmurs Mar. 1 – 8

Shouts and Murmurs is a weekly summary of news items that affect the preservation and protection of our out of doors, public lands, and fly fishing avocation. [...]

March 8, 2018 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Grass is back in the Chesapeake, and crabs will follow

This week, Orth and a dozen other scientists published results from years of monitoring seagrass in the Chesapeake. And the news is good. [...]

March 7, 2018 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Red tide likely causing Keys fish kills

A rare red tide has spread across waters off the Florida Keys, likely triggering numerous fish kills reported by anglers. [...]

March 5, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Heavily lobbied menhaden bill finally emerges

On Wednesday, the ASMFC approved a measure that would strike the current quota of 87,216 tons from state law to set a new lower quota. [...]

March 2, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Budget cuts eliminate striped bass enforcement

Rep. Lee Zeldin may have succeeded in his end goal of allowing anglers to target and harvest striped bass in Federal waters. [...]

March 1, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Biodegradable egg boxes

A 200 ml biodegradable box can accommodate 1 000-2 000 salmon or trout eggs and, as confirmed in trials, 95-98% of them will hatch. [...]

February 28, 2018 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

These sugar barons built an $8 billion fortune with Washington’s help

"Men lie about that spoonful. Some cry about that spoonful. Some die about that spoonful. Everybody fight about a spoonful." [...]

February 16, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

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