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    Recycled Fish Transitions to New Leadership – and an updated logo.

    Ben Leal
    641.417.8996
    programs@recycledfish.org

    January 11th, 2017.
    For Immediate Release

    Recycled Fish Transitions to New Leadership – and an updated logo.

    Started in 2004 by Teeg Stouffer, Recycled Fish focuses on a lifestyle of stewardship to protect waters and fisheries for future generations. Over the past 13 years, the organization has grown to a national movement of anglers who live a lifestyle of stewardship on and off the water. As of January 1st, Mr. Stouffer has stepped down as Executive Director of RF, and long-time Recycled Fish volunteer and former program director, Ben Leal has been named the new Executive Director. In an email to supporters about the transition, Teeg remarked on the hard work of all involved: “Thanks to all of you who have sewed in so richly to the organization over the years. I’m proud of what we accomplished together over the past 13 years…”. Read the rest of this entry »

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    #StewardsOnIce

    #StewardsOnIce

    This winter, Recycled Fish On Ice presented by Ice Team has partnered with Clam, Vexilar and Grabber Warmers to spread the Stewardship Ethic through ice fishing once again.

    Visit Recycled Fish on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to find challenges – ranging from posting photos of released fish, to pics taking kids fishing or cleaning up trash – for your chance to win prize packs from our partners. One winner will earn a Vexilar FLX-28 as the grand prize!

    All of the challenges center around using #StewardsOnIce this winter, so post those photos, share those stories, and use that hashtag for your chances to win – and to make a difference.

    You can also get our free ice fishing lessons from the Clam pros by visiting RecycledFish.org/IceTeam.

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    BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Spill

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    From Activist Angler:

    BP will pay $18.7 billion in penalties and damages for its role in the largest oil spill in U.S. history, which polluted the Gulf of Mexico five years ago.

    “Today‘s settlement moves the wildlife and habitat of the Gulf Coast forward on the road to recovery. It’s time to look ahead to the future and work toward getting real, on-the-ground restoration projects done,” said Steve Bender, director of Vanishing Paradise, a coalition of more than 800 sportsman and outdoors groups, organizations and businesses working on Gulf Coast and Mississippi river Delta restoration.  Read the rest of this entry »

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    Stewardship Tips: Nematodes

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    The raccoons are at it again. As the weather cools, they begin to forage for food outside of their normal range. Since grubs are feeding near the surface, the raccoons are digging up lawns in search of them.
    Quite honestly, the raccoons are doing us a favor. You may have thought you had the grubs under control. The meticulously and methodically overturned sod in your yard tells you otherwise. If the raccoons are digging up your lawn, more than likely, you have grubs.

     

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    Stewardship Tips: Menhaden

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    Commercial boats still prowl Virginia’s side of the Chesapeake. They are large boats and are supported by a fleet of aircraft. Acting as spotters, the planes direct the boats to the pods of menhaden.
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