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Entries in fish in the news (453)


Methow Valley Irrigation Gets Overhaul For Salmon, Steelhead, Bull Trout

Construction begins this week on a state project in the Methow Valley to give fish a boost of cold, clean water in rivers near Twisp, Washington. The state and a trout conservation group are pouring about $10 million into a whole new irrigation system there.



Historic plan to save endangered salmon, steelhead

In a historic agreement, the Army Corps of Engineers and NOAA announced an ambitious five-year plan to replace the worn out Buckley Diversion Dam and modernize its cache system to better protect the endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead.


Are Montana's invasive fish in for a shock?

A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the feasibility of electrofishing to selectively remove invasive trout species from Montana streams as an alternative to using fish toxicants known as piscicides that effect all gill-breathing organisms.



Saving salmon with bird poop

(via: King 5)


Tracking Bonefish: Ready for Year Two

From the Fisheries Conservation Foundation:

The first year of the acoustic tracking study on bonefish populations around Grand Bahama was completed in June. So far the findings have been impressive, with more than 26,000 detections being recorded at the listening stations scattered around the island.

This October we will be returning to Grand Bahama to begin the second year of this tracking study.



New North Carolina specialty plate to help save brook trout

A new conservation license plate depicts the shiny, speckled, greenish-brown body of the brook trout, the state’s only native cold-water trout, swimming through a cool, blue, clean mountain stream.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will use all proceeds from sales of the plate to support brook trout conservation and management, fund habitat protection and create public access to brook trout waters in Western North Carolina.

LINK (via:Citizen Times)

A minimum of 500 paid applications must be received by the Commission prior to July 1, 2015 for this plate to be produced.

100% of all proceeds will be used for brook trout habitat and fishing access.