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Michigan Catch and Cook Restaurants

Michigan Catch and Cook Restaurants by Debbie Kay

If you have always felt like you are a better fisherman than chef, this may be the program for you.  Michigan has gathered a series of participating restaurants throughout the state who will take your catch of the day and turn it into something spectacular.  The program is open to anyone who is willing to jump through a few small hoops, and offers you the chance to impress your friends and family with your fishing skills, even if you can’t impress them with your cooking skills. Continue reading Michigan Catch and Cook Restaurants

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Gila Trout Protected by New Mexico

Barriers Should Keep Invasive Interlopers out of Gila’s Native Habitat

Gila Trout by Debbie Kay

In a move to protect a stretch of Willow Creek along the Gila Wilderness, the US Forest Service is moving forward with construction of a fish passage barrier during the spring of 2016.  These barriers are designed to keep invasive fish, often hatchery-bred rainbows, from taking over the habitat. Also protect  threatened Gila trout from interbreeding them out of existence.  The project, funded by a combination of state and federal grants, is one of many barriers that have been constructed throughout the American West.  Also to protect unique trout species with limited range. Continue reading Gila Trout Protected by New Mexico

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In the Wake of Malheur, Klamath Dam Protests are Troubling

While Small, a Recent Protest of the Klamath Dam Removal Project Highlights Lingering Conflict

Klamath Dam by Will Jukes

The announcement of an unprecedented effort to remove four dams from the Klamath River was met with general enthusiasm, getting positive mentions from local conservationists as well as more mainstream outlets like National Geographic and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Including this site. But some farmers, ranchers and right wing activists were less enthused, an on April 19th gathered outside the Siskiyou County Courthouse to protest the deal.  The plan, which will free up over 400 miles of steelhead habitat in Northern California and Southern Oregon, will also drain the reservoirs that currently supply irrigation water to much of the surrounding area.  The government has guaranteed that water will be provided from other sources, but the protestors, egged on by conspiracy theories and militia rhetoric, were unconvinced. Continue reading In the Wake of Malheur, Klamath Dam Protests are Troubling

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Salmon in the NFL Line-up?

With the Discovery of Fish Oil Being Able to Protect Against Head Injuries, the League Has an Interest in Protecting Salmon Habitat

By Debbie Kay

Recently, the NFL has admitted a clear link between playing football, concussions, and long-term brain damage.  This news has been coming for some time, and a number of concussion-reduction studies have been going on over the past decade.  Efforts have included things like helmetless practice to learn to hit and take hits differently, and sensors in helmets to accurately measure the amount pressure and damage to the brain.  But another means of protecting players may lie in the results of a recent preliminary study out of TCU, which is showing that a simple dose of fish oil offers significant protection against the damaging effects of head trauma. Continue reading Salmon in the NFL Line-up?

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Feeder Fish Commercial Development Banned

By Debbie Kay

If you’ve ever seen a bait ball, or a feeder fish spawn along the West Coast, you know what enormous numbers there can be of fish like eulachon, saury, and sand lance.  That abundance makes them the main food source for the next level of predatory fish, and necessary for maintaining healthy salmon populations, as well as marine animals farther up the food chain, like endangered orcas and Stellar’s sea lions, and a wide variety of sea birds.  Because of this, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has updated laws to prevent new commercial fisheries for feeder fish species that are not targeted now, unless they can show it won’t have an ecological impact to the food chain.  In 2009, in a ruling with a similar purpose, they banned commercial krill fishing in the same region, due to the mounting evidence that it was damaging plankton-eating whale populations and feeder fish communities. Continue reading Feeder Fish Commercial Development Banned

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