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Entries in fish in the news (454)


Cutthroat Trout Cross-Breeds to Survive 

Is this the end of Montana's famed cutthroat trout in the face of invasive rainbow trout, stream temperature rise and flow changes?

LINK (via: Scientific American)


Court delivers victory for Oregon salmon advocates

A tiny, unnamed stream in the Willamette Valley became the center of Oregon's long-running battle over salmon and dams on Thursday when the state high court delivered a resounding victory for advocates of wild migratory fish.

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that the state's wildlife department has for years incorrectly interpreted its rules concerning the needs of migratory fish through dams. The court ruled that the department must enforce a state law that puts the needs of the fish's passage ahead of the dams owners' right to determine the best needs of their water rights.

LINK (via:Oregon Live)


New Mexico Poacher Busted for Having 1,600 Rainbow Trout Over the Limit

Never in my whole career have I encountered this before,” is how New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Conservation Officer Col. Robert Griego described the scene of a poacher with more than 1,600 rainbow trout over his limit.

LINK (via: Outdoor Life)


Searching for elusive steelhead trout in the Los Angeles River 

Southern California steelhead are endangered, with the estimated 500 left on Earth, scattered across coastal waters between San Luis Obispo and the Mexican border. The last one seen in the Los Angeles River was caught off a Glendale bridge in 1948 after that stretch of the river was paved for flood control.

LINK (via: LA Times)


It is an open ocean fish and rarely comes to shore

 A Lancetfish was found in Nags Head on a beach south of Jennette’s Pier.

The fish was released after being photographed.


Looks like a sailfish in need of an exorcism.


Police seek steelhead bandits

Vandalism or activism? Seriously?

Washington state’s five steelhead hatcheries are on high alert after someone broke into a facility overnight and released approximately 25,000 juvenile fish into the Snoqualmie River.

State Fish and Wildlife Hatchery managers are concerned it was an act of defiance against a new agreement that sharply curtails the state’s steelhead hatchery program.

LINK (via: KING 5)