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Canadian Government Must Answer on Fish Farms

An international commission has ruled that a citizen petition challenging Canada’s failure to protect wild salmon from industrial fish farms warrants an official response from the Canadian government. ... Full story

New Culvert Design to Benefit Maine Brook Trout Habitat

Downeast Lakes Land Trust touts new culvert design aimed at restoring trout habitat. ... Full story

Abel Reel Art Contest

Artists – from first-time amateur to student, fly fishing guide or professional – may compete for the opportunity of designing the fish graphic finish of a new Abel Reel including recognition and write-up on the firm’s website and 2015 catalog. ... Full story

The Maldives: Where 50lb Line is Not Enough

The latest issue of Game Fisher’s Diary includes a brand new episode in which Rae Borras takes up an offer to explore the game fishing potential of a secluded island hideaway in the Maldives. ... Full story

Bass Pro Shops to Open in Utica

Fishermen in New York State will soon have another shopping destination when the 65,000-square foot Bass Pro Shops store in Riverside Center, north Utica opens on October 09. ... Full story

Yellowstone Trout to be Poisoned

Starting today, 20 September, Yellowstone National Park fisheries biologists will poison Elk Creek and its tributaries to kill non-native brook trout so that native cutthroat can be restocked. ... Full story

Arizona Game and Fish Regulation Changes

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has approved amendments to fishing regulations for all anglers throughout the state. ... Full story

Fall Chinook Run Breaking Records

The fall chinook salmon run on the Columbia River is the largest in the past 75 years with up to 835,000 adult chinook and more than 63,000 fish travelling up the river’s Bonneville Dam fish ladder on a single day. ... Full story

Orvis Award for Firehole Ranch

Firehole Ranch is the Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year for 2013. ... Full story

A Big Meal for a Small Trout

Researchers opened up a rainbow trout in Alaska's Togiak National Wildlife Refuge and were surprised to find the fish had eaten 20 shrews. ... Full story

A Great Friend to Atlantic Salmon is Lost

U.S. Salmon fishing loses a fine sportsman and a championing conservationist with the passing of Donal C. O’Brien Jr. ... Full story

America Cup Fly Fishing Tourney

This week's sixth annual America Cup fly-fishing tournament brings an international field of fly-fishermen to the rivers and lakes of Eagle and Summit counties in an event that doubles as the first rehearsal event for the 2016 world fly-fishing championships in Vail. ... Full story

Florida's License Free Fishing Days Expanded

Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have announced four additional license-free fishing days. ... Full story

Uncertain Future for New Hampshire's Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program.

The future of the long-running, but unsuccessful, attempt to bring Atlantic salmon back to the Merrimack River, New Hampshire is struggling to stay afloat one year after the federal government pulled the plug on similar efforts on the Connecticut River. ... Full story

Western Native Trout to Benefit from National Fish Habitat Partnership Federal Funding

The Western Native Trout Initiative is pleased to announce funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for National Fish Habitat Partnership funding. ... Full story

Death of an Angling Legend

George Hommell Jr., renowned as President George H.W. Bush's flats guide and co-founder of Islamorada's World Wide Sportsman store, has died, aged 88. ... Full story

IFFF Lifetime Achievement Award

For the first time the IFFF Lifetime Award is to be made outside the US ... Full story

Anglers can Fish California State Waters for Free on Saturday

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages anglers to go fishing with a friend or neighbor who doesn't have a license this Saturday, 07 September the second of two days in 2013 when fishing licenses are not required. ... Full story

Skagit River Salmon Festival

The free Skagit River Salmon Festival is being held from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 07 September at Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon. ... Full story