On The Fly With Lance Kittel: Are freshwater and saltwater anglers two different breeds? | Shaped by the Sea

March 30, 2021

Inland Ocean Coalition brings ocean issues to the heartland

Lance Kittel isn't just a freshwater fishing guru; he's also a passionate ocean advocate. Lance blends work with play in his position at the Inland Ocean Coalition, engaging landlocked audiences on marine conservation and policy issues. All rivers lead to the ocean (well, most of them) and the state of the coastal environment is closely connected to riverine health. On this Episode of Shaped By The Sea, Brian Yuasits sits down with Lance to discuss why ocean health matters to everyone, no matter where you live. And, they dive into the world of fly-fishing to discover how folks can connect with the outdoors and learn from the conservation ethic that's deeply ingrained in this sport's culture.  So, tie on a fly and enjoy this episode of Shaped by the Sea.  Only on ASPN.

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Brian Yurasits

A scientist - surfer- fisherman hybrid, Brian is on a mission to unite the world in protecting our planet's most valuable resource: a healthy ocean. At a young age, Brian taught himself how to surf while enjoying fishing on the weekends with his family. After spending time at NYU and Stony Brook University studying marine conservation and policy, Brian took to the sea as a fisheries observer where he documented the impact of industrial fishing on The Atlantic Ocean. The complex nature of the world's fishing industry has always fascinated Brian, especially the relationship between fishers and scientists. Brian realized that he could bridge the gap between these two historically combative groups, by bringing both to the table to discuss the future of fishing. Brian now finds himself working as Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Manager at Seacoast Science Center in New Hampshire where he is facilitating the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals.