Doing the next right thing in Belize. Gillnets Prohibited
Belize Press Office / Belmopan / November 6, 2020
In a demonstration of commitment to maintain a vibrant and sustainable fishery sector, Dr. Hon. Omar Figueroa, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, has signed into law Statutory Instrument No. 158 of 2020 titled Fisheries Resources (Gill net prohibition) Regulations, 2020, banning the use and possession of gill nets in the marine waters of Belize. The area covered by the ban includes all the sea under the jurisdiction of Belize.”
Check out the full press release Banning Gill Nets from Marine Waters in Belize here.
Habitat connectivity helps trout take care of themselves
In our work at Trout Unlimited, we often rely on scientific theory to plan and implement conservation projects. In some instances, we also test hypotheses by monitoring projects and comparing predictions with outcomes, and in doing so contribute towards the broader body of scientific theory.
For TU and our local agency partners, the Poose Creek Project in Colorado served as an opportunity to test, validate and perhaps even contribute toward a framework of knowledge around fish passage and habitat connectivity.
2021 Official Show Schedule Update – Fly Fishing Show
Atlanta, Pleasanton, Lancaster Still on Track
DENVER FLY FISHING SHOW CONFIRMS APRIL 30-MAY 2;
MARLBOROUGH, EDISON DATES POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
The ongoing medical battle with COVID-19 mixed with local and state show attendance regulations, including numbers of attendees allowed, has severely impacted the fly fishing industry with dramatic changes for the 2021 Fly Fishing Show, announced President and CEO Ben Furimsky.
“After seemingly endless negotiations with show sites, hotels, and government health agencies, the Fly Fishing Show reluctantly makes the following changes to the 2021 slate:
Denver – Originally scheduled for Jan. 8, 9 and 10 will now be held April 30-May 2 in its usual location at the Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave. “The April 30-May 2 Denver dates were the best options we could coordinate between exhibitors, facilities and government entities. We are hopeful for a safe and successful spring event in Denver.”
An Influential Voice In US Fly Fishing Decries ‘Rivergeddon 2020’
By Kirk Deeter / Mountain Journal / October 20, 2020
Like Yogi Berra used to say, “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
And it’s not just fishing pressure. It’s bottles, cans, and other litter… trampled banks… abused facilities, and so on.
Trump has rolled back more than 125 environmental safeguards. Here’s how:
The administration has allowed more pollution, drilling and logging while weakening protections for animals such as bees, bears, birds, salmon, and more
By Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis and John Muyskens / The Washington Post / October 30, 2020
President Trump has spent the run-up to next week’s election touting himself as the finest steward of the nation’s air and water in generations. “Who would have thought,” he boasted during one stop in Florida, “Trump is the great environmentalist?”
But over the course of nearly four years, his administration has steadily loosened oversight of polluting industries, eroded protections for endangered wildlife and stymied Obama-era efforts to address the globe’s most daunting environmental threat: climate change.
A Washington Post analysis has found that as Trump’s first term winds to a close, he has weakened or wiped out more than 125 rules and policies aimed at protecting the nation’s air, water and land, with 40 more rollbacks underway.
The administration has accelerated its push to deregulate in the weeks before the election, to ease requirements on power plants that leak waste into waterways, weaken efficiency standards for dishwashers, scale back oversight of mine safety and approve seismic drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge.