Entries in fish in the news (480)
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.
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.
"We were very excited to be a part of this significant day in the return of the greenback cutthroat trout to the South Platte Basin"
On August 8th, through hard work at the Leadville National Hatchery, 1,200 greenback cutthroat were reintroduced to the wild.
LINK (via:The Greenbacks)
The Skagit River and its remaining wild salmon and steelhead get some much needed attention in this very comprehensive Smithsonian article.
Archer fish are the sharpshooters of the animal world, capable of hitting prey from metres away with pinpoint accuracy. The fish, Toxotes jaculatrix, which live in mangroves in southern and southeast Asia, achieve this by compressing their gill covers, and forcing water through a 'gun barrel' made by their tongue and the roof of their mouth.