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Entries in fish in the news (473)


“So is smoking pot and everybody does that, dude”

A muskie-hating fisherman is in a sea of controversy after he gleefully bludgeoned a fish to death, discarded it, then strangely bragged about it on video while likening it to smoking weed.

LINK  (via:The Windsor Star)

54,000 video views later the accused muskie hater is apologizing.


Two bull trout make their way above Glines Canyon Dam site

Fish are already making their way past the former Glines Canyon Dam and are upstream of the former Lake Mills on the Elwha River.

LINK (via:The Olympian)

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The Amazon’s Biggest Prehistoric Fish Is Delicious and Dying

Photo: Jeff Kubina

The arapaima looks less like a fish than a prehistoric torpedo. It’s the largest freshwater fish in South America, where it can grow to over eight feet long and weigh more than 400 pounds. Because it often inhabits oxygen-depleted rivers, it breathes atmospheric air, gulping oxygen with a primitive lung called a labyrinth organ rather than gills. It feeds on other fish and, if it  feels like it, will even jump out of the water to grab a snack in the form of a bird or small land mammal. Its massive scales, which act like armor as it swims through piranha-infested bodies of water, are used as nail files by people living in the Amazon. Oh, and it’s barely changed for about five million years.

Arapaima also happens to be delicious.

LINK (via: Munchies)


5 Badass Spiders That Kill and Eat Fish

These spiders come from five main families sure to strike fear into many a minnow.

LINK (via: Discover)


Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships

Some good news from the Upper Mo.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today its finding that the Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment of the Arctic grayling does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Service reached this conclusion after analyzing the significant conservation efforts carried out by private landowners as well as federal and state agency partners to improve conditions for Arctic grayling in the Upper Missouri River basin. These efforts have helped bring the species to the point that it is not in danger of extinction now or in the foreseeable future, i.e., does not meet the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the ESA.

LINK (via: USDA)


Drought reduces steelhead in Napa River 

The extreme drought in California is taking a toll on the Napa River's anadromous fish.

A recent survey indicates a sharp drop in the number of young steelhead trout swimming down the Napa River on their way to the ocean, a trend attributed to the ongoing drought.

Between March and June, biologists and volunteers with the Napa County Resource Conservation District tallied 31 steelhead smolts, the lowest number in six years since the annual count of the native fish began. The monitors this year also found no young Chinook salmon migrating to the ocean to mature.

LINK (via: The Napa Valley Register)

California’s three-year drought just went from bad to dreadful.

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