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Tuesday
Mar312015

Drought threatens American River fish 

Endangered steelhead about to hatch in the American River could soon be killed by low flows and warm temperatures caused by the drought, a sign of the ongoing struggle over scarce water supplies.

LINK (via: The Sac Bee)

The prognosis is not good as California's snowpack is currenty sitting at 8% of average.

Tuesday
Mar312015

First Nation defends herring against DFO's stealth fishery, bad science

On the central coast of British Columbia, a coastal community is fighting for the survival of a species so important to the ecology and culture of the north Pacific that it is considered a foundation of the coast.

Watch this short video on the battle that the Heiltsuk First Nation are courageously waging against the Canadian government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the unsustainable corporate-owned kill-fishery. There is still hope that our coast will witness a return of the great herring runs, but it cannot happen while this indiscriminate industrial fishery is allowed to continue.

TAKE ACTION HERE

Tuesday
Mar312015

Marlin Teaser

Juvenile black marlin on the flats.

Tuesday
Mar312015

Fish hatcheries: A 19th century fix that won’t die

Part one of a Crosscut series on the resilience of fish hatcheries despite the evidence they are detrimental to wild fish runs.

One might have thought, erroneously, that by the second decade of the 21st century, hatcheries would be on their way out. Decades ago, salmon advocates and detached scientists identified hatcheries as one of the “4Hs” — harvest, hydro, habitat loss and hatcheries — threatening the recovery and even survival of many wild salmon and steelhead populations.

LINK

Monday
Mar302015

‘If fishing is a religion.....

The American Museum of Fly Fishing  will honor Tom Borokaw with their 2015 Heritage Award. The celebration will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015 at The Racquet & Tennis Club in New York City.

LINK

Monday
Mar302015

Device for fly-fishing 

A fly fishing device for feeding and reeling fly line to and from a rod held by a fisherman, comprising a line reel for reeling in the fly line, The line reel including a frictionally controlled line spool, a driver coupled to the line spool for actuation by the fisherman a support coupled to the line reel for holding the line reel under one of the fishermans upper arms while fishing: said line reel including an electric motor, frictionally connected to the line spool, a switch on the motor driving the line spool for initiation by the fisherman.

LINK