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Thursday, 25 August 2011 23:47

Keeping it Clean

Oregon, this weekend, joins its neighboring states of Washington and Idaho with mandatory boat inspection stations.  Kayaks are not exempt from these inspections which seak out possible invasive species that include quagga mussels, eurasian milfoil, and more.  Failure to stop will get you pulled over, and ticketed by the state patrol.  Let's take a look at common trouble areas on kayaks and how to deal with them.

Published in How To Paddling
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 22:32

One Step Closer

I rarely copy a story from another source but after reading this one I just had to share. We here at YakAngler have been following the Asian Carp situation for a while now and are happy to report that there is atleast one company out there thinking outside of the box.  Check out the following to see how one company may help jump start a new fishing industry.

Washington officals met Monday to discuss the long and short term plans to keep the Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.  Below are two of the short term plans along with the link to the full document.

2.1.1 Targeted Removal within Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS)

Workgroup: MRR
Lead Agency: Rapid Response Team (IL DNR, USFWS, USACE, USCG, etc.)
Estimated Funding: $2,000,000
Funding Source: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) monies

Thursday, 28 January 2010 18:53

The Carp Summit


In an effort to control the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes, officials will be meeting in Washington D.C. to so discuss various control measures.

As we have previously discussed in such articles as The Great Asian Carp Invasion and A Case of Self Defense the danger of this very invasive species entering the Great Lakes is reaching its pentacle. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Judy Biggert led a bipartisan forum about how to control the expansion of these carp. This “carp summit” as it has been called was a precursor to the White House Summit set for February 8th at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).

Published in Spotlight
Monday, 28 December 2009 10:44

Quagga, Zebra, and Milfoil, oh my!

Invasive clams, mussels, snails and vegetation like milfoil are a scourge to freshwater fishing everywhere.  The State of Washington does random checkpoints throughout the year to look over boats, canoes and kayaks entering the state to inspect them for these invasive invertebrates.

Published in Pacific Northwest
Sunday, 27 December 2009 21:23

A Case of Self Defense

As we recently discussed in a previous article “The Great Asian Carp Invasion” , there is a very severe threat of Asian Carp making their way into the Great Lakes by way of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC).  In an effort to prevent a potentially heavy blow to the Great Lakes Commercial fishing industry, Michigan is suing the State of Illinois to close the CSSC.

Published in Spotlight

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