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Compassion: A Surprising Ingredient in the Recipe for Cool, Clean Water


Our Oregon field rep hangs up her waders for a high-profile public-speaking opportunity in D.C., where she discovers a spirit of hope for water solutions Last year, Oregon experienced the worst drought on record, with many adverse effects on our rivers and fish. I saw firsthand the results of drought and dam regulations in my […]

BTT Needs Your Help to Identify Juvenile Tarpon Habitats

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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)


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 […]

The Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) Awaiting New Legislation – Draft rule needed to enforce BCA ruling on billfish sales in Continental United States.


By IGFA Conservation Director Jason Schratwieser Three years after the Billfish Conservation Act goes into effect, conservationists await new draft rule from National Marine Fisheries Service banning the sale of both foreign and domestic billfish in the continental United States. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been more than three years since President Barack Obama […]

Break the Internet to Protect Your Public Access to Hunting and Fishing—Here’s How


On October 27, 1858, or 157 years ago today, one of the greatest wildlife conservationists in the history of our country was born. Known for his brute toughness and great leadership, Theodore Roosevelt certainly left his mark on America’s wild landscapes while he was here on earth. During his time as President, he established the […]

Legislation needed to clean up abandoned mines

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The following is the abbreviated testimony of Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Wood spoke to the committee on the need for Good Samaritan legislation that would allow organizations like Trout Unlimited to clean up abandoned mines in order prevent disasters like […]

The Bertarelli Foundation Wins 2014-2015 IGFA Great Marlin Race

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By IGFA Conservation Coordinator Leah Baumwell / The 2014-2015 Race Year was the largest race season to date with a total of 63 tags deployed on 27 black marlin, 20 blue marlin,  8 striped marlin, 6 shortbill spearfish, and 2 sailfish in the Bahamas, USA, Nicaragua, Australia, Seychelles, Panama, and Costa Rica. Combined, these […]

No hyperbole here: Straight talk from sportsmen on Clean Water Rule


With all the recent talk about Clean Water Act jurisdiction and the unceasing congressional attacks on a rule that protects wetlands and headwater streams, what seems to be getting lost is the message from hunters and anglers on the ground. Sportsmen care about clean water as much as anyone, and we’re the first to stand […]

Recreational pelagic fishing & economic opportunity on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

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A report of the results from a socio-economic report conducted by The Billfish Foundation and members of Club de Pesca de Cartegena, Colombia, has been accepted for presentation at the 2015 American Fisheries Society Conference.  The acceptance of this non-traditional fish science report illustrates that more people in fisheries academia and professional societies are becoming aware and […]