Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, has appointed B.A.S.S. owner Jerry McKinnis and B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Noreen Clough to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.
Thanks to David Santos and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation members the unwarranted bill, S.B. 59, was allowed to die in the Connecticut legislation.
Once again, in 2011 outstanding Conservation awards for the best B.A.S.S. will be bestowed by the Berkley Conservation Institute The Institute awards a $2,000 check for the best conservation project and $1,500 in fishing gear to the best angler recruitment/retention project.
In Wisconsin, for the last two decades or more, bass tournament anglers have been hamstrung by a biologically unjustified regulation that does not permit culling during a bass tournament. But finally there may be a light at the end of that tunnel.
Wow! Talk about biting the hand that feeds you?! Here in Florida Senator Joe Negron (R-Palm City) has filled SB 744 which would eliminate the need for freshwater and saltwater fishing licenses in Florida. Doesn't he know that license sales fund fisheries conservation? Hasn't he ever heard of Wallop-Breaux or Dingell-Johnson?
That's right, it appears that "further deliberation" may be taking place before Connecticut reconsiders banning lead sinkers.
Noreen Clough, a highly respected and experienced leader in conservation and natural resource organizations, has been named B.A.S.S. conservation director, the organization announced today.