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Entries in fish in the news (495)


The man with the salmon plan

Howard Tanner changed the ecology of the Great Lakes in 1966 when he imported Pacific Ocean salmon in order to control invasive alewives -- and create a salmon fishery like none other on the planet. Tanner was faced with critics and skeptics but he proceeded to prove his theories that salmon species could be landlocked, survive and propagate in the Great Lakes.

LINK (via: The Journal Sentinel)


Conservation Groups Launch Lawsuit to Protect Montana Grayling

Photo credit: USFWS

The Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds Project, Butte resident Pat Munday and former Montana fishing guide George Wuerthner today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's latest decision to deny protection to a unique population of Arctic grayling in Montana. The Service first determined the grayling warranted endangered status in 1994 and reaffirmed that conclusion in 2010, but reversed course in August, withholding protection from the rare and beautiful relative of trout and salmon.

LINK (via: Earthjustice)


"It’s spectacular, something out of a Tolkien novel”

The Great Bear Rainforest is world renowned for its grizzly bears and towering cedars, but in a secret little watershed near Bella Bella on the central coast it is also being distinguished as the place where salmon swim through mountains.

LINK (via: The Vancouver Sun)


Across Oregon, nearly 32,000 people have salmon plates on their cars and trucks

Spend a little more of your hard earned money to put an Oregon salmon license plate on your vehicle and the state will....

A. Spend that extra revenue exclusively to undo roadblocks impairing salmon streams across Oregon.


B. Pay the salary and office expenses of a state bureaucrat.

LINK (via: Oregon Live)


Fighting Against the Current: Keeping Steelhead in Morro Bay 

Each year, local steelhead make the journey from fresh to saltwater by means of the Morro Bay Estuary. But over the past several decades, their population numbers have been steadily declining. Check out our video to learn more about this awesome fish and find out what you can do to help conserve water and ensure this species remains safe in Morro Bay!


Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048

The apocalypse has a new date: 2048.

That's when the world's oceans will be empty of fish, predicts an international team of ecologists and economists. The cause: the disappearance of species due to overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change.

LINK (via: CBS News)

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