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Bush Motives?

Yesterday President bush proclaimed the creation of a new Marine National Monument and I suggested that perhaps there was a hook. A response posted to a listserv by fisheries expert Paul Koberstein said: "You are totally wrong, Scott." And so I dug deeper. The

Salmon of the St. Lawrence Lakes

Salmon of the St. Lawrence Lakes by Ted Williams "Landlocks" weren't always those slender, dainty fish that snatch Gray Ghosts from prop wash or bend alder reflections as they sip dry flies. The extinct races of Atlantic salmon that inhabited

1 Million-Plus Acres in Wyoming Comprise TRCP Protests

Sportsmen’s group supports responsible fish and game management in its challenge of
federal resource management plan and energy lease sale

WASHINGTON – With its goal the responsible development of public-lands energy resources, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

ATLANTIC HERRING LANDING RESTRICTED

DURHAM, N.H. -- New Hampshire Fish and Game's Marine Fisheries Division today announced that commercial harvesters will be prohibited from landing Atlantic herring from Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Management Area 1A (located in the western half of the Gulf of Maine) from 12:01 a.m.

Striper Concerns

by Capt. John McMurray

If you’re an avid striper guy (my guess is you are if you are reading this) then by now I’ll bet you’ve seen the ASMFC press release regarding the new reference points for the striped bass fishery. If not, you can find it here: http://reel-time.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64183

Maine Governor Fighting Salmon Recovery

How discouraging to see the Governor of Maine, who just bowed and scraped for the voices of ignorance and superstition who are lobbying to keep native alewives out of their biggest sanctuary anywhere, still fighting the recovery of Atlantic salmon. Maine says it wants to be an “equal partner,”

Herring Hearsay

(from current issue of FR&R)

Herring Hearsay

In what should be America’s most important river-herring refuge, superstition suppresses these imperiled fish.

by Ted Williams

This from Albion Goodwin of Pembroke, Maine—governor-appointed fish-and-wildlife advisor

Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association Vacates Bi-State "Visioning" Process

Oregon City, OR – Citing a shift from the original intent of the process among a long list of other concerns, the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association has elected to leave the bi-state “visioning process” that was developed by the Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish

TIPTOEING INTO SALMON RECOVERY

In February 2008 the National Marine Fisheries Service issued what they call a "Guidance" for salmon harvest management to the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The purpose is to execute commercial fisheries in a benign way so that at risk populations, especially those listed as

Collapse of Bluefin Tuna in the Western Atlantic

Thanks to my friend Carl Safina for allowing us to reproduce this fine report.

The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus

thynnus)