Archive for Species Specific News

Indiana Gypsy moth treatments scheduled for May 7

Aerial treatments to slow the spread of invasive gypsy moths in Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Porter, Tippecanoe and Whitley counties are planned to begin the week of May 7. If weather is favorable, treatments could begin on Sunday May 7 for the Tippecanoe County site, with all others beginning May 8. The schedule could be delayed […]

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Invasive green crab found at Dungeness Spit

A new population of invasive European green crab has been found at Dungeness Spit, near Sequim, Washington, rekindling concern over the potential for damage to local marine life and shorelines. Staff and volunteers from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge, captured a total of 13 European green crab over […]

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Florida FWC Offers Rewards for Python Removal

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is launching new programs to encourage people to help remove nonnative Burmese pythons from the Everglades ecosystem and surrounding area. Two new programs and a new Executive Order will provide people with incentives and expanded opportunities to remove these invasive constrictors. The Python Pickup Program is a […]

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Emergency training to fight Asian carp held in Dunnville, Canada

Asian carp have become a serious issue in the Great Lakes and Canada’s doing its best to be prepared in case of emergency. On April 19, representatives from the Asian Carp Program of Fisheries and Oceans Canada held an on-water exercise and demonstration off the Byng Island Conservation Area in Dunnville, showing off the techniques […]

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Phragmites spread impacts wildlife

Phragmites look benign but the tall plant is having a devastating effect on the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve where it’s taken over up to 70 per cent of the some of the marshes, choking turtle nesting areas and discouraging visits from certain birds. “We’ve found female turtles that have gotten stuck in these dense […]

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Asian carp die-off catches eye of anglers

Fishermen, recreational boaters, campers and all lake dwellers have been concerned this week as to an ongoing die-off of Asian carp along Kentucky Lake. Big numbers have been seen floating and washing up on shorelines. While most have voiced concern as to the encroachment of this non-native species and view the die-off as somewhat of […]

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Great Lakes vulnerable to outbreak of fish virus

Conditions might be right in parts of the Great Lakes for another outbreak of a deadly fish virus. Large parts of the lakes have environments that could support a new outbreak of viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Fish Disease. The same virus was responsible for […]

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Proposed new bait fish regulation to combat Asian Carp in Mississippi

You’ve probably seen video of big fish flying out of the water and jumping into boats. They are Asian carp; aggressive and potentially very expensive. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks has a strategy to control the spread, with a new bait fish law. “We recognize anglers like to come into the spillway […]

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Asian carp exercise being held in Dunnville, Ontario

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be holding an on-water exercise and demonstration of the techniques used to search for and capture Asian carps in Dunnville next week.  The agency said the exercise will test the ability of its Asian carp program to respond to an Asian carp sighting and refine protocols.  Click on the paragraph […]

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