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Fish Habitat Partnerships Making a Difference: New Life for Aging Waters: Nebraska's Aquatic Habitat Program

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


Partnership - Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership Following the reservoir construction boom of the 1960’s and 1970’s, fisheries biologists recognized an emerging problem with these waters. As aquatic habitats declined within aging reservoirs and impoundments, so did the quality of the fisheries and subsequently fishing participation. Motivation to take action was substantial as reservoirs and impoundments support the majority of recreational public fishing opportunities within the State of Nebraska. Biologists raised awareness of the importance of healthy aquatic habitats and Nebraska anglers strongly supported a legislative initiative to require the purchase of an “Aquatic Habitat Stamp” with their fishing license. Their [...]



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.
Aquatic Habitat Stamp
Aquatic Habitat Stamp



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