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Tuesday
Mar222011

Megabullshit

The Idaho Legislature is moving to block citizen lawsuits over giant megaloads on the state’s highways, with legislation clearing the House Monday to require a big up-front cash bond from anyone filing such a lawsuit.

LINK (Via: The Spokesman Review)

Tuesday
Mar222011

The Elusive Bonefish?

Video from Salt Water Caye Belize.

Tim Pask captured this "pack o bones" on Christmas Island.

Monday
Mar212011

A Different Kind of Fish Report

Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador, Dylan Tomine's update on the current state of the seafood industry as seen from a seat at the 9th Annual Seafood Summit in Vancouver. The Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking with the goal of making the seafood marketplace environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Dylan attended this year's Seafood Summit, along with Yvon Chouinard, who provided the gathering's keynote address. Here are Dylan's observations from the gathering:

LINK (Via: The Cleanest Line)

Monday
Mar212011

We’ve seen enough, heard enough, and now we’re taking action

Partagonia CEO Casey Sheahan, and New Belgium Brewery CEO Kim Jordan, have penned an enviro essay about their campaign to save the Colorado River.

The Save the Colorado campaign will donate funding totaling $500,000 through a granting cycle twice a year for three years – 2010, 2011, 2012 – that will focus on three programmatic areas: 1) raising public awareness about the threats to the river, 2) promoting water conservation in cities that use Colorado River water, and 3) addressing the threats, and potential mitigations, of past and future dams, diversions and reservoirs.

The philanthropic campaign includes business and foundation partners from the top of the Colorado River basin all the way to the bottom. Colorado partners include New Belgium Brewing, Aspen Snowmass Environment Foundation, Kenney Brothers Foundation and National Geographic Maps. California partners include OARS, Patagonia and Environment Now.

LINK

Uranium contamination is just one of the myriad of threats facing the Colorado.

This year, Patagonia’s environmental campaign, Our Common Waters, spotlights the need to balance human water consumption with that of animals and plants.

Monday
Mar212011

Gear Showers - Don't forget the brush

 

Waterworks/Lamson's Gear Shower is a 2.2 gallon tank that attaches to a lowered vehicle window, and the gravity fed hose can be used to clean off boots, waders, etc. Even better is that some of the proceeds go to the Clean Angling Coalition and it's yours for just $49.95.

You could also buy any number of simple camp showers that will do the exact same thing and donate the money you save to the Clean Angling Coalition.

Seattle Sports makes a 5 gallon PVC free simple camp shower for only 20 bucks.

If you want something with a little more juice, the Zodi battery powered shower is only $28. Submerge the battery-operated pump in any water container and switch it on for full cleanup mode, the pump adds water pressure to the mix.

Hot Jugz makes a portable 2.2 gallon shower for $49.99 that gives you 2 minutes of pressurized flow with 15 pumps and up to 16 miniutes of shower time.

If you want something portable with more capacity and pressure you can spring for a portable sprayer from Big Kahuna.

Monday
Mar212011

Billfish Ink

Some mad fish ink from the tattoo portfolio of Erik Von Bartholomaus