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Entries in fish in the news (484)


Behold the Tunicorn

There was green alligators and long-necked geese,
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees.
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born,
The loveliest of all was the tunicorn.

A north Australian fisho got the shock of his life when he reeled in a tunicorn - a tuna with a large horn protruding from the centre of its forehead.

The poor fish had a 40cm sailfish bill protruding from it’s head like a horn, much like an aquatic equivalent of the legendary horse-like unicorn.

LINK (via: NT News)


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.