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Angler Lacing Up Hiking Boots

As of today, 42 hunting, fishing and conservation organizations have taken a significant step forward for conservation by officially joining as signatories to the “Hunting and Fishing Community Statement on the 30 by 30 Initiative.” The coalition gained 29 new signatories since the coalition’s establishment in October. The “Thirty by Thirty Initiative” (30 by 30 Initiative) seeks to establish a goal of protecting 30% of the planet’s lands and waters by the year 2030 and is linked to global land…

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Fishing Net

Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) reintroduced the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act which aims to align state and federal policy to support the modernization of California’s swordfish fishery. The California drift gillnet fishery is the last remaining fishery in the country using these types of large mesh gillnets – which are a mile long and indiscriminately catch anything in their path. Last Congress, this legislation received unanimous support from the Senate and passed the House by a…

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Snake River - Grand Teton National Park

On February 6, U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) released an ambitious proposal to overhaul the hydrology of the Lower Snake River and provide support for the numerous industries reliant on the river system. According to the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the congressman’s proposal shows his continued commitment to tackling the region’s problematic infrastructure and restoring the rapidly declining salmon populations. Rep. Simpson notes that the four Lower Snake River Dams, long targeted for removal by conservation groups including ASA, provide…

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Beach Litter

Yamaha Marine, along with trade and conservation organizations, worked last year during the 116th Congress to ensure the conservation of U.S. waterways, promote responsible angler practices and increase access to federal land and waterways. The legislation signed into law in 2020 and early 2021 is the result of efforts from many entities promoting conservation and sustainability while achieving access for fishing and boating. “The legislative victories of 2020 prove that advocacy works,” said John O’Keefe, Senior Specialist, Government Relations, Yamaha…

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Algae Lake

Wildlife Forever and the Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ endorse the new Invasive Species Strategic Plan recently released from the Department of the Interior (DOI). The DOI manages much of our nation’s federal natural resources, providing public access to millions of acres of land and water.  For more than 60 years, the DOI has been actively engaged in managing invasive species in places such as national parks, national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries and other public lands. In 2020, Wildlife Forever signed…

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