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28

Jul

Fly-fishing for rainbow trout and exceptional views on the Colorado
Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage shares these gorgeous images he captured on a recent fly-fishing trip with his brother (and his brother’s dog, Rusty) to the crystal clear waters of the Colorado River.

24

Mar

Report finds unbelievable waste in 9 major fisheriesWhales, dolphins, whales, sharks and millions of fish die as bycatch in fishing nets every year, according to Oceana.

Report finds unbelievable waste in 9 major fisheries
Whales, dolphins, whales, sharks and millions of fish die as bycatch in fishing nets every year, according to Oceana.

28

Oct

New system could predict how climate change will affect future fishing conditionsThe experimental system, which can make predictions six months into the future, was developed by researchers at the University of Washington.

New system could predict how climate change will affect future fishing conditions
The experimental system, which can make predictions six months into the future, was developed by researchers at the University of Washington.

25

Sep

Can Community Supported Fishing help independent fisheries survive?It’s not easy making a living off the sea, but a community commitment can make all the difference — just like it has for family farmers.

Can Community Supported Fishing help independent fisheries survive?
It’s not easy making a living off the sea, but a community commitment can make all the difference — just like it has for family farmers.

14

Nov

Fish just outside protected areas make easier targets'Naivete radius' for catching fish extends 500 feet outside protected marine areas.

Fish just outside protected areas make easier targets
'Naivete radius' for catching fish extends 500 feet outside protected marine areas.

15

Sep

U.S. fisheries kill 4,600 sea turtles per yearThe current annual death rate is a reduction from the estimated peak of about 71,000 before protective measures were put in place.

U.S. fisheries kill 4,600 sea turtles per year
The current annual death rate is a reduction from the estimated peak of about 71,000 before protective measures were put in place.

10

Aug

Fly fishermen, fashionistas fight over rare rooster feathersA new trend of attaching feathers to hair has spurred a run on the decorative plumage of designer roosters produced at just 3 U.S. farms. Demand for the specialty feathers — a fad fanned by the stars of TV series such as “Pretty Little Liars” sporting the extensions — has left anglers high and dry, but boosted profits for farmers who raise the fowl. But the farmers say they’re stung by the criticism of animal activists, who dislike the practice of euthanizing birds to harvest their feathers.Weigh in: Is it fashionable or just foul to fowl?

Fly fishermen, fashionistas fight over rare rooster feathers
A new trend of attaching feathers to hair has spurred a run on the decorative plumage of designer roosters produced at just 3 U.S. farms. Demand for the specialty feathers — a fad fanned by the stars of TV series such as “Pretty Little Liars” sporting the extensions — has left anglers high and dry, but boosted profits for farmers who raise the fowl. But the farmers say they’re stung by the criticism of animal activists, who dislike the practice of euthanizing birds to harvest their feathers.

Weigh in: Is it fashionable or just foul to fowl?

06

Jul

Bahamas bans shark fishingThe country is banning commercial fishing of sharks in its 243,000 square miles of water, along with the sale, import or export of shark products.

Bahamas bans shark fishing
The country is banning commercial fishing of sharks in its 243,000 square miles of water, along with the sale, import or export of shark products.

21

Jun

Ocean life on the brink of mass extinctionsCurbing overfishing is the easiest step the world can take to preserve marine life.

Ocean life on the brink of mass extinctions
Curbing overfishing is the easiest step the world can take to preserve marine life.

09

Jun

Fly fishermen, fashionistas fight over rare rooster feathersA new trend of attaching feathers to hair has spurred a run on the decorative plumage of designer roosters produced at just 3 U.S. farms. But animal activists are criticizing the trend because the birds must be euthanized to harvest their feathers.

Fly fishermen, fashionistas fight over rare rooster feathers
A new trend of attaching feathers to hair has spurred a run on the decorative plumage of designer roosters produced at just 3 U.S. farms. But animal activists are criticizing the trend because the birds must be euthanized to harvest their feathers.