New Magazine Highlights Fisheries Conservation Work

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Eddies: Reflections on Fisheries Conservation -- a new quarterly magazine focused on the Service's Fisheries Program.It’s been 137 years in the making.  Conserving America’s fisheries since 1871, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has launched Eddies: Reflections on Fisheries Conservation — a new quarterly magazine focused on the Service’s Fisheries Program.

Eddies highlights the aquatic conservation work of the Service’s Fisheries Program and its partners. Eddies is written for audiences not necessarily trained in science, but with a keen interest in science, natural history, fishing, nature, and aquatic conservation. Inside the pages of Eddies, readers will find compelling stories in fisheries conservation — how the Service resolved or seeks to resolve conservation challenges’ and exactly what resolution means for our aquatic resources and the American people. Eddies is a key component of the Service’s efforts to better communicate with the American public. 

Included in the inaugural issue are stories on recreational fishing and endangered species recovery with a glance at the past, as well as the use of science and technology today and in the future — subjects that will recur in each issue. Readers will learn about the aesthetic and intrinsic values of fish and fishing, the value of fish habitat conservation at its deepest level, and about how anglers have quietly provided more than $5 billion for aquatic conservation efforts across the country. 

“Fish and fishing anchor people to place,” says Assistant Director for Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, Gary Frazer. “Eddies anchors its readers to the future of fisheries conservation in the U.S. Perhaps our greatest gift to the future is to do our best right now — and that’s what Eddies is about — communicating to those we serve and to those we work alongside.” 

Responsibilities of the Fisheries Program have grown in the past 137 years to cover a diverse range of stewardship activities — from endangered species recovery to restoration of aquatic fish habitats. Recreational anglers and the boating and fishing industry form the core of the Program’s partners and remain steadfast in their shared commitment with the Service’s conservation mission. 

Eddies seeks to strengthen our connections with this important constituency and speak to the increasingly diverse population of American people. In the end, Eddies seeks the engagement of its readers in conserving America?s fisheries.

Eddies is a full-color magazine. You can read it online, subscribe to email alerts or print copies, all at

For more information on Eddies, please contact editor, Craig Springer at 505 248-6867 or email him at craig_springer [at] fws [dot] gov.

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