From The Blog

Louisiana Biologists Are Tracking Potential Monsters in the Depths of Lake Pontchartrain

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How telemetry tag data could improve the odds of redfish and trout reaching trophy size  Ashley Ferguson may not be a fish surgeon, but she’s become pretty handy with a scalpel and sutures over the last four years. Ferguson is one of a half-dozen fisheries biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries who […]

BTT Needs Your Help to Identify Juvenile Tarpon Habitats

Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Mapping

Calling All Juvenile Tarpon Anglers! We need your help to identify juvenile tarpon habitats in your area.  BTT has begun mapping juvenile tarpon habitat to 1) determine the habitat characteristics that are best for juvenile tarpon and 2) protect healthy habitats and identify other areas for habitat restoration.  BTT has already been involved with three […]

Another Vote, Another Veto: Congress Moves to Derail Protection for Smaller Streams and Wetlands (Again)

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The latest attempt to strike down the Clean Water Rule would prevent protection of headwater streams and wetlands This week, the U.S. House of Representatives took advantage of a rarely-used legislative process known as the Congressional Review Act to attempt to kill the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Rule, which clarifies Clean […]

ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF FOR-HIRE HMS SECTOR

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In recent years, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken great steps to recognize the importance of recreational fishing across the nation and their research continues to reveal the substantial benefits that come from healthy recreational fisheries. Surveys conducted by NMFS in 2011 of private HMS angling permit holders revealed that anglers targeting HMS in […]