Berkley Conservation Institute

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  • BCI Conservation Agenda 2011-12 The Berkley Conservation Institute (BCI) is part of Pure Fishing, which is part of Jarden Corporation. BCI was developed to support conservation and angler recruitment efforts. We cooperate with fishing groups, conservation organizations, customers and other industry partners to protect our fishable waters. Read More
  • Gulf Oil Spill Impacts on Fish and Fishing Anglers and the fishing industry have been concerned about the large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the blowout of British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon well last summer. Read More
  • South Atlantic Bottomfish Management Issue Saltwater anglers have been very concerned about the potential for large fisheries closures in the South Atlantic to protect and rebuild red snapper. This paper summarizes some of the issues related to fishing for snapper/grouper in this region and offers sources for more information. Read More
  • Berkley and BASS Partner Again in 2011 Once again, in 2011 the Berkley Conservation Institute will be bestowing their Outstanding Conservation awards for the best B.A.S.S. Federation Nation conservation and angler recruitment and retention projects conducted in 2010. Read More
  • BCI Awards Collegiate Anglers Collegiate anglers competing in the 2011 BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship and Pepsi Collegiate Bass Fishing Open will have the opportunity to win prizes for presenting their fishing conservation ideas, with the top prize being the angler featured on a several nationally televised fishing programs. Read More
  • FishSmart - Rockfish Recompression This new video helps explain how to recompress these fish, which means releasing them at the depth that they were originally caught. Read More
  • 2012 Berkley Recruitment / Retention Awards Announced - Ontario Winner of the 2012 Berkley Conservation award was the Aurora Bassmasters, Ontario, Canada B.A.S.S. Nation. Their approach was multi-faceted and included projects such as the Scanlon Creek Adopt A Stream, Queensville Adopt A Road, Lake Simcoe Wild Rice Restoration, line recycling, VHS and bass tagging research. Read More