Conservation

Sportfishing Coalition Lauds Improvements to Fisheries Bill by House Resources Committee

WASHINGTON  A coalition of leading recreational angling and conservation organizations welcomed today's action in the U.S. House of Representatives to advance an update of the country's most important marine fisheries law. The House Resources

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses?

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses? Only if we want the power to influence fisheries management BY TED WILLIAMS (FLY ROD & REEL APRIL 2005) The editor of this magazine dropped by for dinner and to talk about an article he wanted on why coastal states need saltwater

RFA Fighting Saltwater License Again

Just when the Recreational Fishing Alliance appeared to be bootstrapping itself toward respectability by voicing opposition to the proposed opening of the EEZ to striper exploitation it starts carping about saltwater licenses again. See my piece on saltwater

New Report Elevates Voice of Recreational Anglers in Magnuson-Stevens Act Debate

From: The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership New Report Elevates Voice of Recreational Anglers in Magnuson-Stevens Act Debate Research Shows Economic Importance of Recreational Fishing; Also Proves Value of Saltwater License WASHINGTON  A new

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

Feds Threaten Future of Striped Bass Fishery

From the Recreational Fishing Alliance. Great to see them on the opposite side of an issue from the dead-on-the-dock guys for once. Congrats REC! Feds Threaten Future of Striped Bass Fishery For the past fifteen years there has been a moratorium on the harvest

Court Urged to Invalidate Federal Plan for Upper Snake River Operations

From American Rivers: Declaring 2005 Biological Opinion in Violation of Endangered Species Act Would Force Basin-wide Analysis of Impact of Snake River Dams on Salmon Recovery Portland, OR -- A coalition of fishing businesses and conservation groups today asked

House Hearing on Marine Fisheries Bill a Critical Step as Legislative Clock Ticks

From The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership: Washington, DC  Marine fisheries and the14 million anglers that cast into the oceans each year are depending on Congress to pass an improved Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management

VERMONT Sportsmen vs. The Northern Forest

The current crisis in the Moosehead region -- with the 14,000-member Sportsman's Alliance of Maine whooping it up for massive development of the Northern Forest by Plum Creek -- calls to mind the disturbing reaction to land conservation by some sportsmen

Splake Threaten Lake Superior Brookies

In light of recent efforts by friends and colleagues in Maine to limit the stocking of splake, the following piece may be of interest. One particular point that should be noted: In the West splake are used to CONTROL overabundant, stunted, alien brook trout: