Tuesday, August 30, 2016

 
APPS
A new mobile app developed by Wildlife Forever and the Clean Drain Dry Initiative, works to use Augmented Reality (AR) technology to educate, inform and inspire conservation stewardship.

CONSERVATION
A development project proposed by developer Delos and actor Leonardo DiCaprio will have negative impacts on the flats near Ambergris Caye, and would set a dangerous precedent that would threaten the flats habitats throughout Belize.

EVENTS
Bass Pro Shops, the industry leader in conservation efforts, is once again leading the way and partnering with National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day).
Members of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will be available to meet with the public Thursday, September 8 in Ironwood. The commissioners will be at the Breakwater Restaurant in Ironwood.

FISHERIES
Oregon fishery managers announced today that the Snake River will open to hatchery fall Chinook fishing on Thursday, Sept. 1.
NOAA Fisheries seeks public comment on an amendment that would extend the 2017 sunset provision by five years for the recreational red snapper sector separation regulation.

GRANTS
ColoradoTrout Unlimited (CTU), Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited (CMCTU), and El Paso County have each received $3,000 from the Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) small grants programs for projects aimed at conserving native greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado's imperiled state fish.

LITIGATION
The status of Garmin's new tilted transducer design relative to any of Navico's patents is still a matter pending before the courts and government agencies, and Navico has never accused Garmin's new tilted design of infringement before the ITC, according to Garmin.

NATIONAL PARKS
Dry Tortugas National Park will reopen on Tuesday, August 30 at 8 a.m. The ferry and seaplane concessions will resume day trips to the park, weather permitting.

NOAA
In particular, nominations are sought for representatives of ocean industries, commercial and recreational fishing, tribal and/or Pacific Islanders, state coastal or ocean agencies, natural and social science, cultural resource management, non-consumptive uses, and conservation interests.
The survey is designed to estimate the amount of money spent by anglers on saltwater fishing trips and fishing-related equipment.  The last survey, conducted in 2011, found that anglers spent over $23 billion on saltwater fishing trips and equipment.

PROMOTIONS
In conjunction with the launch of its latest product offers, Volvo Penta is also releasing a series of short online films: Volvo Penta Boating Challenge

RADIO
Camping, hiking, salmon fishing, clamming, crabbing and more are on the agenda for this show.

STATES
- While you're having fun at the Hopkinton and Lancaster fairs on Labor Day weekend, visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department exhibits, a great way to explore hunting, fishing and wildlife watching opportunities in our state.
The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide, with a daily bag limit of one fish per person.
A survey showed residents supported the drawdown concept to improve water quality, stabilize shorelines and improve fish/wildlife habitat.
The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) will reopen Sept. 2 and remain open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission are hosting a Red Snapper Education Day on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Louisiana Room at LDWF Headquarters, located at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Anglers and others can give their opinions about fishing regulations that are in place or are newly proposed on 14 lakes and three rivers.
The new date for the meeting is Thursday, September 15th at 1:00 p.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters building, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA.
In addition to special events, Georgia offers a Free Fishing Day in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 24, 2016.
The department is considering new rules to establish new types of combination fishing licenses at lower cost than for the individual licenses.

TOURNAMENTS
St. Croix Rod pros and veteran tournament anglers James Niggemeyer and Brian Snowden will be competing at La Crosse, each in pursuit of four fat sacks of Mississippi River bass to carry them into the winner's circle.
A total of 69 yellowfin tuna to 79 pounds and 33 bluefin tuna to 259 pounds and a handful of dorado and yellowtail were weighed in.

WASHINGTON
President Obama has announced a vast expansion of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, known as Papahanaumokuakea, out to 200 miles or the limits of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

WORKSHOPS
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is offering a one-day workshop for women who want to be prepared to find their way in the outdoors.
A BOW workshop, hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, is scheduled to take place Nov. 4-6 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

Outdoors Calendar

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Apr. 1 - Nov. 30: Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament. Fish from Raritan Bay to Delaware Bay for 8 inshore species. Unlimited weigh-ins. Over 80 chances to win cash and prizes. Entry $20. www.BeachNBoat.com

Sept. 1: C.A. Richardson, "The Flats Professor" presents a free inshore seminar at 7 p.m. at the South Shore Anglers meeting, at the Sunset Grill in Ruskin, Fla., www.southshoreanglers.com.

Sept. 8 - Sept. 10: Texas Fly Fishing Expo, Grapevine, Texas;  
http://texascouncilifff.com/

Sept. 11 - Oct. 15: Nantucket Inshore Classic, Nantucket, Mass., www.nantucketanglersclub.com

Sept. 13: CCA CAL Orange County Chapter Meeting, Mimi's Café, Lake Forest, doors open 6pm, meeting 7-9pm.  Food and drink available for purchase.  Raffle prizes.

Sept. 14: CCA CAL Los Angeles Chapter Meeting, Mimi's Café, Torrance, doors open 6pm, meeting 7-9pm.  Food and drink available for purchase.  Raffle prizes.  Benny Florentino guest speaker

Sept. 14 - Sept. 18: Florida Outdoor Writers Annual Conference Hammock Beach Resort, Flagler Beach, Fla

Sept. 15: Pinellas CCA Banquet and Auction, Gulfport Casino Ballroom 5500 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL, tickets $85 or $165 per couple; zbatley@ccaflorida.org.

Sept. 24: National Hunting and Fishing Day. .

Sept. 24: Longest Redfish Tournament on Tampa Bay, hosted by South Shore Anglers of Ruskin, top prize is a $7500 golf cart, 2nd a $1,000 gift certificate to T.A. Mahoney's Marine Store in Tampa; www.southshoreanglers.com.

Sept. 24 - Sept. 25: Big Bass Tour at Lake Murray, hourly payouts;
https://bigbasstour.com/events/2016/2016-lake-murray-south-carolina

Oct. 1: CCA CAL San Diego Fundraiser, Portuguese Hall San Diego, 5:30-9:30pm.  Craft Beers and Food Fest. 
Eventbrite for tickets  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cca-cal-san-diego-craft-beer-and-food-fest-tickets-27129409795

Oct. 1 - Oct. 2: Big Bass Tour at Lake Douglas, hourly payouts;
https://bigbasstour.com/events/2016/2016-douglas-lake-tennessee

Oct. 8: Eastern Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Federation Council Regional Expo, Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colorado.www.facebook.com/ERMC.IFFF

Oct. 14 - Oct. 16: Bisbee's Los Cabos Offshore Tournament, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Modified release format for billfish and weight divisions for tuna and dorado. $750,000 in prizes. www.bisbees.com

Oct. 18 - Oct. 22: Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Black and blue marlin weight and release divisions. $2.5 million-plus in prizes. www.bisbees.com

Oct. 22 - Oct. 23: California B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Qualifier, Clear Lake, Lakeport, CA, http://www.calbn.com/





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