Saturday Shoutout / Thanks Perk

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Here is a digital copy of a full page ad in the Miami Herald, an open letter to Governor Rick Scott and the FL legislature from Orvis CEO Perk Perkins. It’s refreshing, in these days of corporate excess, to see a company and it’s leaders put...



A Resource Worth Fighting For

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On April 12th, the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee approved Bill 10 to build a reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges. Finally we are close to some meaningful action, which could help restore the premier U.S. fishery. Clean waters and natural flows are one of the most...



Peanut bonefish, shifting baselines and Florida’s water crisis

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By Sandy Moret The flats of Islamorada and Florida Bay once boasted some of the finest bonefishing on our watery planet, due to the lush seagrass that held tons of delicious bonefish cuisine like shrimp, crabs and toadfish galore. Toadfish were a major part of the...



Saturday Shoutout / 4 Is Enough

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Brian O’Keefe has something on his mind and it isn’t how many steelhead he can catch. This article from Wild Steelheaders United might just be the birth of a movement. At a meeting of folks interested in steelhead conservation, Brian stood up and declared, “Four is...



Study Shows Salmon Farming Results in 20% Loss of Wild Atlantic Salmon

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By Jason Tucker Farm raised salmon may represent a serious threat to wild fish populations. A recently released Scottish study has demonstrated that salmon farming in estuaries used by wild salmon results in a 20% loss in returning wild salmon, mostly as a result of sea lice...