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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

COAST GUARD
The Coast Guard rescued six people from a capsizing recreational vessel near the Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay Saturday.
CONSERVATION
The nation’s leading hunting, fishing, and habitat conservation organizations released a statement on the Thirty by Thirty Initiative (30 by 30 Initiative) to establish a goal of placing 30% of the planet’s lands and waters under protected status by the year 2030.
Six weeks after California Assembly Bill 3030 died in the state's Senate Appropriations Committee, California Governor Gavin Newsom bypassed the legislative process and signed a sweeping executive order to implement the goals outlined in the failed legislation.

ENFORCEMENT
The poachers deployed as many as 10,000 squirrel traps throughout central Florida and as many as 3,600 flying squirrels were captured in less than three years.
INDUSTRY
Ralph Castner previously served as Cabela’s Chief Financial Officer for 17 years and was instrumental in helping the company navigate rapid expansion and ultimately its acquisition by Bass Pro Shops in 2017. C
Industry stakeholders can take advantage of Discover Boating's online toolkit that includes visual marekting assets, including the boating video and social content from this summer's "Get On Board" campaign launched in conjunction with Take Me Fishing.

Technology expert Lance Ralls has been hired by Pelican Products, Inc. as Chief Information Officer, effective October 12, 2020.
After 20 years on the road, Brian "Bro" Brosdahl is taking the show online.

 

Completely restyled for the 2021 model year, the new AquaPatio product line of high-end performance pontoons offer crisp, sporty styling inside and out.

INVASIVE SPECIES
Michigan’s Invasive Species Grant Program is now accepting proposals for the 2020 funding cycle, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants.
ORGANIZATIONS
Eleven Angling, a leader in international destination fishing trips and expeditions, has renewed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Gold Corporate Sponsor.
RADIO
This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio award-winning journalist Kris Millgate chronicles her journey from the Oregon Coast to Central Idaho as she followed migrating Chinook salmon while putting together her upcoming documentary film, Ocean to Idaho.
SHOWS
The 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show in the world, has added additional shuttle buses and water taxi services to navigate guests safely around the five-day outdoor show while accommodating socially-distanced seating for riders.
STATES
As engineers start work on designs to manage water levels and flooding at Lake Mattamuskeet, restoration of its water quality depends as much on a new plan to remove 99% of the invasive common carp muddying the lake.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to remind interested spearers that they have until Oct. 31, 2020 to purchase a license for the 2021 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season.
If you're in the Northwest Arkansas area (and we're just a few weeks away from unveiling the fabulous new nature center in Springdale) and around the area lakes, you might note new signs that have gone up that will inform folks in Spanish about the offerings at those fisheries.
The auction, which is online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, includes 252 firearms and 39 bows that were confiscated following serious game and fish violations.
The Cowboy State’s finned residents are among thousands of species of fish worldwide that migrate, and those movements are celebrated this week on World Fish Migration Day.
Life jackets likely saved the lives of a father and son who capsized their canoe yesterday evening in Clifton.
Snow, ice and darkness did not prevent this courageous rescue in BWCA north of Ely, Minnesota.
Approved sport fishing amendments include orders for two reservoirs under construction in Sarpy County – Big Elk Lake and WP-6. Each will be stocked only with smallmouth bass and yellow perch to create a unique fishery in southeast Nebraska.
STREAMING VIDEO
This week on Federation Angler TV, we head to Leech Lake in Walker, Minnesota.
TELEVISION
In-Fisherman TV airs on World Fishing Network on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. Check local listings or visit: https://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/channelfinder to find the network in your area.
TOURNAMENTS
Aaron Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces to win the three-day Toyota Series at the Sam Rayburn Reservoir tournament in Brookeland, Texas.
Jason Przekurat, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, weighed a combined total of 73.25 pounds to win the National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Championship at Huron, Ohio, on October 17.
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