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Synchronous Rise and Fall of Cod Stocks Points to Environmental Factors in Decline

A study of decades of population estimates for the various cod stocks off Canada and New England shows that the stocks grew and declined at about the same time, revealing that environmental factors played a stronger role than previously thought in the collapse

Commerce, Conservation and the Democracy of Hunting

Drafted for Pheasants Forever By Jim Posewitz March, 2007 As the percentage of people that hunt in this country fades, a variety of theories are advanced to explain and then deal with this disturbing reality. How could an activity so profoundly linked to our

Sea Lampreys Maligned

I was distressed to read an ignorant and incorrect attack on the sea lamprey--one of our native fishes and an important part of native ecosystems in, of all places, the "Naturalist's Log" section of On the Water magazine. In it the author recounts

The Exterminators (about Wildlife Services)

Dart Abruptly and Unexpectedly Resigns from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Thank you Hal Herring for this important public service And thanks for letting this blog http://www.flyrodreel.com/index.php/page/blog/?p=3955 be the first to publish your story. http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070608/NEWS01/70608010/1002

Statement by Rob Masonis of American Rivers

State must understand water needs before embracing new dams Contact: Michael Garrity, 206-852-5583 (cell) Amy Kober, 206-213-0330 x23 Seattle -- Crab Creek, Sand Hollow and Hawk Creek are three potential sites for a new water storage reservoir, the Washington

PBS Charged with Glorifying Baitfish Release

I just got a phone call from a reader in Arlington, Virginia--Ms. Jana West--who reported seeing an ad for a new kids PBS TV program called "PBS Sprout." The contents, says West, is as follows: A father and his young daughter are going fishing with

JOHN TIERNEY Needs to Read Silent Spring

JOHN TIERNEY Needs to Read Silent Spring before he writes about it. He also needs to research the alleged and nonexistent (in fact, counterproductive) effects of DDT and its evil sisters on insect-born disease. We heard this tired-out BS in the 1960s. I didn't