Nebraska Bans Felt!
Despite trying hard to track all felt regulations in the USA this one
escaped me until recently. On January 1, 2013, Nebraska implemented a
ban on felt soled wading shoes. The new regulation was published in the
. On page 28 the regulations
state "Wash mud off waders. Felt-sole
wading boots are not allowed. Felt soles can stay damp for
some time after wading and have been implicated in the spread of some
aquatic nuisance species."
ban was created administratively by the state as
part of the biannual regulations setting process. There was a public
comment period and very few comments were received. To date, there seems
to be little public reaction to the ban. The ban applies only to the
use of felt and there is no prohibition on sales.
So far, the Nebraska ban is the only new felt
implemented in 2013. For complete information on all felt restrictions
in the US visit Status
of US Felt Restrictions
International Didymo Conference Report
was held March 12 & 13 in Providence, RI. Researchers and
resource managers from around the world shared the latest information
about this nuisance species. There were presentations on the historic
range, how didymo grows and reproduces, what may trigger nuisance mat
formation, how fish are impacted and much more.
Think I Learned at the International Didymo Conference
the conference from an angler's perspective. Without delving into the
specifics of the research presented, I have tried to provide a summary
of the current state of didymo knowledge and management.
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New Orleans, the Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival is a contest to
see who can catch the most "Rio Grande Cichlids", an invader that
likely came from aquarium releases.
A14 pound 3 ounce snakehead
has been captured in a Florida canal.
you work as a fishing guide in or near Yellowstone Park we would like
you to compete a short survey. Please share this link with anyone you
know who guides in the Yellowstone area
Most anglers are aware of New Zealand
mud snails. Here is a good article about their invasion into the
Columbia River Basin
A new study shows that it is boats, not
birds that are responsible for moving invasive species
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about all types of invaders, policy
issues and other items of interest.
from the Japan tsunami continues to wash ashore in the Pacific
Northwest while researchers work to determine what species are carried
and what the risks might be
local invasive species laws a good idea? As the issue grows, we are
finding that many local governments are looking at establishing their
own regulations. Is this good?
Feral hogs on the highway are being
blamed for a serious car accident in Oklahoma.
Research from Purdue University shows
that Asian carp can spawn later in the year and in far more water types
than previously suspected
federal legislation that addresses invasive species has been targeted
for defeat by the US Herpetoculture Alliance
Lake Erie is sick and it is from the
impacts of invasive species. Read how spring rains can forecast how bad
the summer impacts will be
In Kentucky, an Asian carp fishing
tournament has yielded nearly 83,000 pounds of fish in 2 days
fall up to 900 loons died crossing Lake Michigan. It is likely this was
from invasive species impacts.
In Oregon, officials have no alternative
but to completely drain two ponds that have invasive Mystery snails in
A new article in a law journal discusses
the use of the Lacey Act to prevent the spread of Zebra and Quagga
The US Forest Service has a series of
excellent publications on how to implement integrated pest control
(IPM) for a host of weed species
Debris from the Japanese tsunami has
been identified as a potential risk for invasive species
introductions. Here is an excellent account of the problem
making sushi from invasive fishes help save tuna?
are often released into local waters where they can become invasive.
However, few reach 4 pounds!
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