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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

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

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

Possible saber-rattling, but scary nonetheless

Likely at the highest risk for the construction of new oil rigs is the eastern part of the already imperiled Gulf of Mexico. [...]

January 19, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide