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Fish Habitat Partnerships Making a Difference with Native Fish Populations in Southern US Rivers and Streams

from the National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2015 Through a Fish's Eye Report

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Partnership - Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership Eleven of the fourteen species, subspecies, and other unique forms of black bass are found in the southeastern U.S. and nowhere else in the world. Several undescribed species and subspecies of black bass are also found in the region and almost all are in need of conservation measures to prevent them from becoming imperiled. In an effort to focus and coordinate actions to secure healthy, fishable populations of the diversity of black basses, the Southeastern Aquatic Restoration Partnership (SARP) led the development of the Native Black Bass Initiative (NBBI). The NBBI is guided by a 10-year, $30 million plan that was assembled in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife [...]

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The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) is partnering with the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) to produce the 2015 report entitled, "Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2015". The information contained within this item is a product of NFHP. The Bureau is neither responsible nor liable for the accuracy or the use of the scientific content within this item. This content is considered preliminary pending subsequent review and approval.

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  • Native Black Bass Initiative

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