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Alaska Wild Caught Seafood is a labor of love

Alaska Wild Caught Seafood is a labor of love

Like many other small business owners in the region, Matt and Meghan are stewards of the most prolific sockeye salmon fishery on the planet. They’re part of a community that supports 20,000 American jobs, a $1.5 billion economy, a world-class hunting and fishing destination, and the subsistence and cultural traditions of the native people of the Bristol Bay region.

Diving into science helps one young angler appreciate fishing

Diving into science helps one young angler appreciate fishing

My favorite way to help the environment is still going fishing with my dad. However, I can’t do that right now, since my dad was deployed to the Middle East this year. Even so, I am still doing what I can to help the environment and learning more every day. So that when he comes home I will be able to show him all the cool stuff I did protecting the places we love.

Catching fish is great, but it is the entire moment that matters

Catching fish is great, but it is the entire moment that matters

But then, amidst the chaos of the fight that just took place, I took my eyes off the magnificent creature resting in my hands, an olive woolly bugger still hanging from her bottom lip, and looked up. I gazed around at the exploding colors of red and yellow amongst the trees, the baby blue sky looming over us and at the contorted reflection of all this madness across the waters. It beat out any painting or photograph I’ve ever seen.

Wild, scenic and fishable

Wild, scenic and fishable

New legislation from Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley would better conserve some of Oregon’s best waters for native salmon, steelhead and trout. Today, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon introduced the River Democracy Act of 2021, which would create new Wild and Scenic...

Looking back, looking ahead

Looking back, looking ahead

Engaging with young anglers about conservation, policy and people It is easy to get cynical about the future, until you spend some time with it. I recently had a great time virtually speaking with over 100 college students who belong to our TU Costa 5 Rivers clubs and...

Burp! Please excuse my swim bladder

Burp! Please excuse my swim bladder

Perhaps you have gone deep sea fishing or seen photos of fish like bass or rockfish with, what looks like, their stomach “exploding” out of their mouth. The organ that can be seen protruding out of the fish is actually the swim bladder that had suffered barotrauma, or rapid change in pressure inside the fish’s body. Luckily, trout can quickly “burp” the air, mostly oxygen, out from their swim bladder to avoid this type of trauma.

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