Make Money by Going Fishing
is an ice fishing derby on Flaming Gorge Reservoir that
offers significant cash prizes to anglers who catch burbot.
The contest has two prime weekend events and offers a total of
up to $100,000 in cash prizes. The closing weekend of the
derby saw 400 anglers remove more than 2,000 burbot
and biologists believe that this intensive harvest may be having a
Reducing the population of
the invasive burbot is a major goal of Flaming Gorge's managers and anglers are also
invited to participate in the annual Burbot Classic
which is held in
early February. The Classic offers an additional $25,000 in cash prizes.
South Dakota Bans Felt
December 15, 2013, the use of felt soles has been banned in South Dakota.
The ban was implemented administratively as part of agency rule making.
The rule reads in part "No external felt sole footwear including boots
and waders may be used in the waters of the state, except that a state
or federal employee or emergency personnel, including fire, law
enforcement, and emergency medical technician personnel, may use
external felt sole footwear in the discharge of official duties."
We get more questions about felt bans than
just about anything else and our Status
of US Felt Restrictions
page is where we track every felt ban
or proposal that we know of. This page is updated every time we get new information.
Previously Posted on Facebook
We review news stories on a daily basis and post stories of interest on Facebook as we find them. However, we know that many of you are not using Facebook so here are the links we posted during October on our Facebook pages.
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Our Clean Angling Facebook page
is where we post links that deal with fish, fishing, cleaning, boat inspections, and other issues of interest to anglers.
inspections at Lake Tahoe in 2013 resulted in the interception of 36
contaminated boats and more than 4,000 boat decontaminations
1910 the US seriously considered introducing hippos into Louisiana to
control water hyacinths and to provide a food source. Imagine casting
around a hippo!
in New York are being asked to comment on new proposed invasive species
the release of an Army Corps report on options for keeping Asian carp
from the Great Lakes, a major recreational boating group believes that
any solution must not restrict their use of the waters
little public notice, the Canadian government is soliciting
applications for new net-based fish farms in the Pacific ocean -
despite the fact they are suspected to harm wild salmon
has joined the list of states that require all boaters to annually
purchase an invasive species sticker
Can genetic engineering be used to develop new methods of killing invasive species? If so, should it?
Invasive species are chomping their way through Florida. Read about six of the most voracious invaders
Managers in Utah have pioneered the use of an
unmanned submarine to set nets under the ice as an effective means of
capturing invasive carp
Officials in Minnesota are imposing a quarantine on moving wood products to try to prevent the spread of Gypsy moths
A new paper in the "Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences" demonstrates that dispersal strategies are
key to invasiveness
A new scholarly book examines the economics of
invasions. Good economic information is often hard to find and this
book may prove to be very helpful
The New York Department of Environment Conservation has released a new plan to kill or capture all wild mute swans by 2025
Two national bird advocacy groups have
released a series of videos urging cat owners to keep their pets
indoors. Wild cats are a major threat to our native birds.
The Oregon Invasive Species Council gives the state a B- rating for 2013. This is down a full letter grade from 2012
There is a growing global concern that
Antarctica must be protected from the growing number of invasive species
Marine invaders are causing lots of ecological
damage and many people are totally unaware of the problem. We really
need to expand our marine invasives programs
As much of the country has been slammed by
frigid temperatures, some experts are hoping there will be a big
reduction in invasive pest insects
The army Corps of Engineers is integrally
involved in determining how to keep Asian carp from the Great Lakes. The
Corps has released a report suggesting 8 possible options
In 1910 the US seriously considered
introducing hippos into Louisiana to control water hyacinths and to
provide a food source. Read about this fascinating story
The invasive West Nile Virus is killing bald eagles in Utah
As various media outlets do their "best of
2013" stories I found one about an invasive species story I missed. Is
Canada promoting an invasive species on their paper currency?
Read about one man's quest to restore his
Hawaiian forest to its original native state. Can he ever succeed in
removing all invaders?
The Clean Angling News is regularly produced by the Invasive Species Action Network. If you have questions, suggestions or would like to learn more about invasive species please contact us:
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