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Entries in fish in the news (491)


Gail Shea orders all salmon caught in Maritimes to be released

Anglers will not be allowed to keep any Atlantic salmon caught in the Maritimes in 2015.

The conservation measure was announced Tuesday by Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea in response to dwindling salmon numbers.

LINK (via: CBC News)


Caturday - "There are no shark-fishing regulations for bobcats"

Photo by John Bailey


More bad news for B.C.’s wild sockeye

Nations around the Pacific Ocean may have to cap the number of hatchery salmon they release if sockeye salmon runs are to return to sustainable levels, according to a new study.

The findings have implications for fisheries management and hatchery programs in Russia and Alaska that produce most of the five billion hatchery fish released into the Pacific each year.

LINK (via: The Vancouver Sun)


Redfish harvest in Gulf waters would resume under NOAA proposal

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal to open redfish harvest in federal waters to the Mississippi guide fleet.

Under the plan, proposed by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, each angler fishing federal waters with a licensed charter captain would be allowed one redfish per day measuring at least 18 inches in length. There would be no maximum size limit.

LINK (via: The Times-Pacayune)


Sharks Can Bark Like Dogs

Sometimes nature is just out to screw with you.

There are at least two kinds of shark that can, when handled, bark like dogs. Anyone who wonders if their bark is worse than their bite is welcome to try to find out.

LINK (via:109)


Drought threatens American River fish 

Endangered steelhead about to hatch in the American River could soon be killed by low flows and warm temperatures caused by the drought, a sign of the ongoing struggle over scarce water supplies.

LINK (via: The Sac Bee)

The prognosis is not good as California's snowpack is currenty sitting at 8% of average.