Colorado towns take action to preserve mobile home parks
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jeff Morehead's cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead's mobile home lot to a serene landscape of blooming...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species is swimming in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that...
STEWART TOWN, Jamaica (AP) — The warm tropical air gently pushes waves against the concrete steps leading down a cliff and into the ocean — the jumping-off point tonight for night spearfishermen...
California to increase flows on key river to protect trout
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials have ordered increased water flows on the Santa Ynez River in Santa Barbara County to protect endangered steelhead trout.
Mississippi researchers nurse, study rare injured whale
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Veterinarians say a rare whale with shark bite wounds found stranded along the Mississippi coast is showing signs of improvement.
Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms....
US Fish & Wildlife issues advisories for lamprey treatments
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is issuing water quality advisories ahead of sea lamprey control activities in Lake Champlain tributaries in Vermont and New...
Salmon farmers defend transparency after Canada fish escape
A salmon farming group is defending its effort to be transparent with the public about the problem of escaped fish in the wake of an incident in which hundreds of salmon got loose near the border...
Groups ‘skeptical’ of Savannah harbor oxygen injector test
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Conservation groups "remain skeptical" that machines injecting oxygen into the Savannah harbor will offset threats to fish caused by deepening the busy shipping channel to the...
Juvenile lake sturgeon to be released into Flint River
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — About 125 juvenile lake sturgeons will be released into the Flint River as part of a program to re-establish the fish in the Saginaw Bay watershed.
Fisherman gets 10 days for dragging live shark behind boat
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida fisherman will spend five weekends in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty for dragging a live shark by the tail from a boat.
Recovered fish to be removed from endangered species list
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a diminutive fish species native to only one spring in Eastern Oregon is set to be removed from the federal list of endangered species.
Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels in South America, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any other known animal.
New England herring fishery restricted for several weeks
BOSTON (AP) — Commercial fishing of an important species of bait fish is going to be shut down in one of its key areas in New England for about six weeks.
Mining waste contaminants suspected in Montana fish kill
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A fish kill in Montana has been blamed on mining waste washed into a river during recent heavy rains.
The Montana Standard reported Tuesday that a state Fish, Wildlife...
Salmon group says it found dozens of fish farm escapes
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — A salmon conservation group says its researchers have intercepted more than 50 salmon it believes escaped from aquaculture operations near a river close to the...
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East Coast haul of red hake to be cut back until April 2020
BOSTON (AP) — Federal regulators are cutting back the amount that fishermen can harvest an economically important fish species on the East Coast.
Maryland gets $700K in funding to study endangered sturgeon
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland agency has been awarded more than $700,000 in federal funding to study and monitor the endangered Atlantic sturgeon.
Temporary fix made at hatchery to prevent salmon die-off
TRAIL, Ore. (AP) — Workers at Cole Rivers Hatchery in western Oregon have put in new plastic water piping as a temporary fix to prevent another massive die-off of Rogue River spring chinook salmon...
Fish to be poisoned, restocked in Glacier National Park
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) — Officials plan to poison off fish to help other fish species repopulate two lakes and a creek in Glacier National Park.
Popular Idaho campsites grow increasingly harder to book
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After years of trying and failing to book sites at Idaho's more popular campgrounds, some people have just given up.
The campsites can be reserved through Recreation.gov,...
Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and...
South Dakota pheasant numbers down, but hot spots remain
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Wildlife officials had to dig deep Thursday to find positives in South Dakota's annual pheasant brood survey, which showed a 17% decrease from last year, mainly because of an...
Very few sockeye salmon returning to Idaho
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials say the number of sockeye salmon returning to Idaho this year is extremely low.
Nampa television station KIVI reports the Idaho Department of...
Red Lake Nation worries about arrival of zebra mussels
LOWER RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Red Lake Nation tribal scientists are checking the waters of Lower Red Lake frequently for the appearance of zebra mussels that have already invaded the Upper...
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Crews doing final cleanup work on UP’s Manistique River
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Crews are doing final cleanup work on the Manistique River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which was contaminated with industrial waste during the last century.
Yellowstone Park river to close area for exotic fish removal
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park biologists have announced plans to release toxins into a river to remove exotic fish.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Friday that the...
Boaters slow to return Indiana beaches after cyanide spill
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Boating enthusiasts have been slow to return to the Lake Michigan shoreline in northwestern Indiana after a chemical spill killed thousands of fish and prompted the temporary...
Alaska fisheries lobbyist violates salmon fishing boundaries
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife troopers have confiscated catch from a fishing industry lobbyist suspected of fishing in closed waters, officials said.
New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead,...
More ATV drivers head to Alaska salmon spawning area
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — All-terrain vehicle drivers are increasingly heading to a critical Alaska salmon spawning area and face the threat of being fined, wildlife officials said.
Virginia fisheries officials limit anglers to 1 striped bass
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Fisheries officials in Virginia have ruled that fishermen can keep just one striped bass instead of two per day for the upcoming season.
Program that collects derelict fishing gear marks 10 years
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing and environmental officials are celebrating 10 years of a program that has removed 4 million pounds of derelict fishing gear from waters off the U.S. coast.
Commission eyes restrictions on striped bass harvest
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials with a regional fisheries management group are holding a public hearing in Delaware this week on a proposal to restrict the harvest of striped bass along the Atlantic...
Idaho opens fishing season for chinook salmon
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials have opened a fishing season for chinook salmon on the Snake, Salmon and Clearwater rivers.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the season...
Officers bust scofflaw for poaching fish in Michigan lake
GLADWIN, Mich. (AP) — Tips from suspicious anglers helped Michigan officers bust a scofflaw who illegally took more than 1,400 panfish from Lake Lancer in Gladwin County.
Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska's blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record.
Shedd is free for Illinoisans on many September days
CHICAGO (AP) — You won't have to fish between couch cushions for money to get into Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that admission to the aquarium will be free for...
New shark catch limit to go into effect in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new catch limit for large coastal sharks will go into effect in Maryland next week.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says the catch limit per vessel per...
California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king...
Live-fish as bait now prohibited in northern Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has adopted a rule that will limit the use of live fish as bait.
Maine Director of Fisheries and Hatcheries Francis...
Dead eels showing up on shores of northern Lake Champlain
SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — Biologists are trying to figure out why American eels are washing up dead on the shores of northern Lake Champlain.
Vermont Public Radio reports at least 15 dead eels...
Correction: Alaska-Salmon Hatcheries story
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Aug. 11 about Alaska salmon hatcheries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska salmon hatcheries release 1.8 billion pink salmon fry annually....
Canadian boy bitten by shark at Florida beach
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Canadian boy was bitten by a shark while vacationing with his family at a Florida beach.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials told news outlets...
Delaware official defends lifeguards’ handling of sick shark
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Lifeguards at a Delaware beach drew criticism for placing a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) dying shark into a trash can, but a beach official says guards acted in the...
‘Codfather’ settlement means magnate will never fish again
A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose...