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Dead zone predicted for Chesapeake Bay this summer

Posted July 8, 2014 | Angling & Sport Fishing News

By Karl Blankenship, via the Fishing Wire A slightly larger-than-average dead zone is predicted for the Chesapeake Bay during the early portion of this summer, scientists say. The prediction, which […]

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Challenges facing San Francisco Bay

Posted July 7, 2014

Do you know what they are? Read on.

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Species spotlight: Eastern Brook Trout

Posted July 7, 2014 | Conservation

“Brookies” have inhabited the East’s coldwater streams, including the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River, since the glaciers retreated across the Northeast. Learn more about this remarkable species here.

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Species spotlight: American shad

Posted July 7, 2014 | Conservation

President Lincoln was once called “thin as a shad.” Find out more about the history of the American shad here.

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Discover the Delaware River

Posted July 4, 2014

Fracking poses a major threat to fish in this incredible river. Watch this short video to learn more.

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Species spotlight: Sockeye Salmon

Posted July 4, 2014

How far can a sockeye salmon swim to reach Redfish Lake in Idaho? Learn more about this Columbia River basin fish here.

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Discover the Columbia River

Posted July 4, 2014

Can you name the threats to fishing in the Columbia River basin?

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Man Made Reef Provides Great Fish Habitat

Posted June 24, 2014

A man made fish habitat is being built in Hail Cove just offshore of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Kent County, Maryland.

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Recreational Fishing Bill Draws Mixed Reviews

Posted May 30, 2014

Catch up on the latest attempt to provide better policies for recreational fishing in America.

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Public Outreach Continues on Waters of the US Proposal

Posted May 15, 2014 | Conservation

A proposed rule is open for public comment through July 21, 2014. Learn more and share your thoughts here.

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