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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

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

Industry shouts & murmurs 

This week’s Industry shouts & murmurs looks at Norway, portable propulsion, jellyfish, climate change, fly fishing DC, and marshes and wetlands [...]

February 15, 2018 FEATURE STORY, News, 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

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