America could lose these beautiful and unique fish before most anglers even realize we have them.
Angling chances for pelagics like small bluefin tuna are few and far between for saltwater fly rodders. There’s a reason—longlining, a method of commercial fishing that destroys marine ecosystems along with target species.
"So-called clean natural gas fouls everything but your furnace. In a process called “hydraulic fracturing,” developed by Halliburton Company, a witches’ brew of water, sand, formaldehyde, acids, petroleum compounds and herbicides (highly toxic to fish) that discourage pump-clogging algae in wastewater ponds and tanks, is blasted into the earth at high pressure, fracturing the shale."
FR&R’s 2009 Angler of the Year declares his move toward ultimate simplicity, on and off the water.
No crisis Confronting America's fish and wildlife is more pressing and more fixable than the emasculation of the Clean Water Act. In neutering this landmark legislation, the Bush administration twisted two bizarre Supreme Court decisions into enforcement "guidance" that rendered "isolated" wetlands, headwaters, vernal pools, intermittent streams and ephemeral streams - which, together, comprise at least 60 percent of the nation's waters - unprotected.