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State delays manatee protection status
DUCK KEY-- Florida still considers manatees "endangered," for at least a year.
State wildlife officials Wednesday delayed a decision about whether to call manatees "endangered," or a lesser designation, such as "threatened" or a "species of special concern."
First, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants more feedback on the criteria it uses to list species.
The state uses the three listing designations to develop management plans to protect species.
Wednesday's decision drew mixed reviews from boaters and manatee activists.
11/20 - Whale of a coho carcass washes ashore in SW Wash.
Several southwest Washington rivers are noted for carrying some of the state's largest coho, but a carcass found by state Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel on Nov. 7 on the East Fork Lewis is above and beyond the ordinary.
The naturally spawned fish, found dead just above Daybreak Park, was 42 inches long and weighed 32.3 pounds.
The carcass was recovered by a crew doing fall chinook spawning surveys on the river, according to biologist Joe Hymer at the agency's Vancouver office.
The crew brought the fish back to the office for species confirmation, Hymer said, because there was some doubt.
Outdoors Report: Steelheading figures to pick up as rivers drop
Outdoors Report: Steelheading figures to pick up as rivers drop
By GREG JOHNSTON
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER
Longtime Western Washington anglers know that flood-stage river flows in late November often deliver a silver lining -- the season's first significant runs of bright winter-run steelhead.
That's what plenty of fishermen are thinking now, once rivers back down into fishing condition. However, while there is reason for hope, the outlook isn't particularly promising.
Most years when the winter run is strong, the Cowlitz River in southwest Washington is cooking by now.
City, county differences may beach jetty plan
PASCAGOULA -- Jackson County supervisors could be a week away from killing a proposed jetty project for the west end of Pascagoula Beach.
Monday, they gave Supervisor Tim Broussard one more week to try and reach a resolution with the Pascagoula City Council over a series of objections the council members have with the project before the supervisors decide whether to kill it or continue efforts to get it permitted.
The U.S. Army Corps of En-gineers, he said, is delaying its permit approval until the city's objections are resolved, he said.
The council on Nov.
Sport Fishing - The Magazine of Saltwater Fishing
Congressman Jim Saxton (NJ-3rd) has introduced the "Atlantic Striped Bass Protection Act of 2003" in an effort to protect the recreational striped bass fishery by curbing commercial bycatch of striped bass occurring in the Mid-Atlantic Exclusive Economic Zone (3-200 miles from shore).
After a near collapse in the 1980s, today, extensive coastal migrations of Atlantic striped bass occur annually in the zone. During these migrations, stripers aggregate on bottom features that hold forage fish such as herring, mackerel, and menhaden and use these areas as winter feeding grounds.
Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine - Canada's National Fly Fishing Magazine
has been an outdoors writer and field editor
for over twenty years, and is a member of
the Outdoor Writers of Canada. His articles
have appeared in magazines in Canada, the
US, Britain, and Australia; he's the author
of Fly Fishing Across Canada, and
has run successful fly fishing schools.
Recently he was awarded the Gregory Clark
Award for Outstanding Contribution to the
Arts of Fly Fishing for the second time,
for publishing the Canadian Fly Fisher
Traditionally, with either-sex deer and duck seasons open and fall fresh and saltwater fishing at its peak, it's one of the biggest weekends for sportsmen as well. Trying to find time to both hunt and fish and shop is tough so I've put together a few non-traditional gifts that beat the typical hunting socks or fishing pole by a mile and will get your shopping off to a great start.
I only have to think back to a pre-fishing trip cookout at Grand Isle to know what wish list item number one will be. That was the day I defrosted a pack of quail I had shot over a year earlier. Those quail were as fresh as the day we bagged them.
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Fine Fishing Flyfishing
Humor IndexHow to Fish a CrickAdvanced Tie Fishing: a humorous look at the ties that bind.Vested Interests; a humorous look at fishing vests.You Better Like FishingDouble Hall CastingUncle Homer's Outdoor Chuckle BookFly Fishing FinesseHave I Done the Right Thing?
The first victory
When Tom Singley moved his young family to Pascagoula in 1971, he bought a boat - then he went looking for a house. "I got my priorities right," he said. He had grown up enjoying the woods around Meridian, hunting and fishing and earning Eagle Scout rank. But he had never been on the Pascagoula River. "It was an amazing sight," he recalled recently. "It took me a long time to learn what we had here."
Fresh from his medical training, he also learned how politics had dictated the river's use, especially around the highly industrialized eastern channel. Growth trumped nature.
Understanding Fly Fishing Tippets
IGFA (International Game Fish Association) - A designation assigned to a tippet material stating that the "Strength" (Pound Test Rating) has been certified for tournament fishing (tippet material that does not say IGFA has been rated for strength by the manufacturer only).
For the purpose of this article we will focus on the three most commonly used types of tippet material, i.e., Polymers, Copolymers and Fluorocarbons. However, it is important to note that there are tippet materials made of single-strand steel, multi-strand steel (coated and uncoated), etc., that are designed for special conditions ("toothy" prey, etc.
Motor Boating Magazine - Mystery Harbor - MYSTERY SOLVED
Hawk's Cay Resort and Marina, Duck Key, Fla.
In the December issue, we asked readers to test their knowledge of America's finest cruising grounds. We published this picture and asked readers to identify the Mystery Harbor.
This month's Mystery Harbor is a top-shelf, 60-acre resort in the heart of "Florida's favorite playground." The boater's haven has an elegant 177-room inn and 296 villas with a charming Caribbean flair, plus an impeccable, 65-slip marina and award-winning restaurants.
marlin fishing saltwater - Marlin Magazine
Aurizon Technologies announced the new AFL Series of high performance Palm-Size fish finders. Built for serious anglers and sport fishing, this high-resolution fish finder incorporates all of the features necessary for optimum performance in both freshwater and saltwater application.
The AFL Series combines the latest in sonar technology with ease of operation in a very compact size. It offers pure fishfinding functionality, outstanding bottom resolution, superior and high detailed bottom identification.
Alabama Game and Fish Name Change Reflects Division\'s Expanding Programs
Alabama Game and Fish Name Change Reflects Division's Expanding Programs
Governor Don Siegelman officially changed the name of the Alabama Game & Fish Division when he signed Act 99-637 on November 29, 1999. The Game & Fish Division will now be known as the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Governor Siegelman also signed into law two other statutes that affect the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries and the Marine Resources Division.
One fish, two fish, red fish, new fish
One fish, two fish, red fish, new fish One fish, two fish, red fish, new fish (November 28, 2003)
Local Chinese markets are the place to buy
By Robert Rich
Buying fresh seafood can be fishy business but not when you have James Pei, chef-owner of Cafe Yulong, on hand to share some tips on where and how to shop.
We visited three different Chinese markets together, where Pei contrasted the features of the fresh catch against older specimens. All of the markets had extensive seafood counters with live tanks full of crustaceans and freshwater fish, and rows of whole fish on ice.
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