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Australian Marine Restrictions Not Just About Fishing

BHP, Telstra and P&O should be equally concerned about proposed tough new marine restrictions as those in the fishing industries , Queensland's peak marine body, Marine Queensland has warned.

Wash. and Ore. Authorized to Remove Salmon-Eating Calif. Sea Lions

NOAA’s Fisheries Service said today it was authorizing the states of Washington and Oregon to lethally remove specific California sea lions that congregate 140 miles from the Pacific Ocean just below the Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam to eat thousands of adult salmon and steelhead swimming upriver to spawn. Some of the salmon and steelhead are listed as threatened or endangered.

South Carolina Sends Fishing Message to Congress

The South Carolina Legislature is sending the U.S. Congress a message from the entire state about what saltwater recreational fishermen and countless businesses desperately need; a resolution urging Congress to adopt S. 632, the Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act, has been introduced in the South Carolina statehouse by Representative Kevin Ryan of Georgetown, SC.

Northeast Groundfish Vessel Overall Revenues Up Under New Fishing Rules

Under a new fisheries management program effective since last May, revenues increased for the Northeast groundfishery during the first nine months of the 2010 fishing year compared to same period in 2009.

Overfished bluefin tuna's status should be endangered: experts

Canada's top wildlife advisers say the Atlantic bluefin tuna, which has been known to fetch $1,000 per kilogram on sushi markets, is so overfished it should be listed as an endangered species.

Federal Subsistence Board Wants Lower Salmon Bycatch

Members of the Federal Subsistence Board are recommending that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council lower by thousands the number of salmon caught incidentally in Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea pollock fisheries.

New PBS Documentary Examines Salmon Runs of the Pacific Northwest

More than a century ago, in response to overwhelming evidence that overharvesting for canneries was seriously endangering fish populations, well-intentioned people began working hard to save salmon. But rescue missions have backfired.

Arizona Joins Nationwide Effort to Increase Fishing License Sales

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will participate in its State Fishing License Marketing Program aimed at increasing fishing license sales nationwide. More than 30 states currently participate in the initiative, which was developed by RBFF to increase participation in the sport and generate awareness of the connection between fishing license sales and conservation efforts.

FWC Seeks Help For Tarpon Study

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory ask anglers to gather valuable information for the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study. Participating anglers collect DNA samples from any tarpon of any size. These samples help biologists gain insight into tarpon movement and distribution.

New Jersey Launches Free Angler Registry

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that New Jersey's new free web-based saltwater fishing registry will go live this Wednesday, May 4. According to the DEP's official release, the registry will allow the state to comply with a federal mandate to collect angler names and contacts for improving data collection at the federal level.