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News: Fracking on our public and private lands

Here's a letter sent to U. S. Interior Department, BLM by Kate Zimmerman, Policy Director – Public Lands, National Wildlife Federation, Rocky Mountain Regional Center; Brad Powell, Energy Director, Sportsmen Conservation Project, Trout Unlimited and Edward B. Arnett, Ph.D., Director, [...]

September 24, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT, Uncategorized

Conservation: Update on Pebble Mine, EPA and hundreds of thousands of responsible people

The Pebble deposit is a massive storehouse of gold, copper and molybdemum, located in the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak Rivers, two of the eight major rivers that feed Bristol Bay. [...]

September 20, 2012 Conservation, FEATURE STORY

Conservation: Longline fishing under fire in Gulf of Mexico

Longline fleets drop large baited hooks to catch big fish. Hundreds of strong hooks are attached to fishing lines that branch out from a main line that is miles long. [...]

September 18, 2012 Conservation, RECENT

Conservation: Boca Grande – off the gaff, but not off the hook

Foul hooked? This hook placement is commonly seen in the jig fishery. [...]

September 14, 2012 Conservation, RECENT, Spot

News: Costa’s Project Permit surpasses 1,000 tagged in Florida.

Thanks to anglers and guides that have participated in Costa’s Project Permit we are about to surpass 1,000 tagged permit in Florida. [...]

September 12, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT, Spot

Conservation: Billfish Conservation Act passes in the house of “NO”

Recreational anglers and ocean conservationists scored a big victory in Congress today as The Billfish Conservation Act passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives. [...]

September 11, 2012 Conservation, RECENT, Spot

Conservation: BTT launches juvenile tarpon restortaion program at Lemon Bay

BTT: Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Restoration Program Underway Ajuvenile tarpon habitat restoration project planned near Boca Grande, Florida recently got underway. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, in collaboration with The Lemon Bay Conservancy are working together to identify and restore appropriate habitat [...]

September 11, 2012 Conservation, RECENT, Spot

Conservation: Love thy spearfisher – lionfish invasion, but they’re delicious to eat

FLORIDA KEYS (CBSMiami) – Calling all South Florida fishermen who want to take part in an upcoming Lionfish Derby. Lionfish, which have no natural reef predators except man, are wrecking ecological chaos because they eat important indigenous fish such as [...]

September 5, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT, Spot

News: Boca Grande’s tarpon slaughter button getting hotter

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5-6 in Tampa to discuss the tarpon fishery in Boca Grande. [...]

September 4, 2012 Conservation, RECENT, Spot

News: Tarpon may finally become catch and release only!

Tarpon, often referred to as the silver king of game fish, could become a catch-and-release-only fishery if new rules under consideration by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are adopted. [...]

September 4, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT, Spot, Uncategorized