Archive for Species Specific News

Slimy green blob invades the Columbia River in Tri-Cities

I was at the boat dock at the west end of Columbia Park watching fellow angler Bill Smith of Kennewick pulling his boat out of the water after spending a few hours fishing for salmon near Bateman Island. As he peered several feet into the water over the back of his boat, he saw something […]

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Fishery Commission battles sea lamprey invasion in Great Lakes

Thursday, Congressman Fred Upton was in Mattawan, taking a look at efforts to reduce the sea lamprey population. His work to ensure funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative make efforts like this possible. Newschannel 3 went out as well, to see how the sea lamprey treatments work, and what would happen if funding was […]

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New Zealand Mudsnails found in Maryland’s Gunpowder River

New Zealand Mudsnail Found in Baltimore County; First Known Presence in Maryland The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the first known presence of a non-native, freshwater mollusk in Maryland waters. After being notified in early September of small snails in the Gunpowder River, department biologists and species expert Edward Levri confirmed the presence of New […]

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The Great Atlantic Salmon Escape

The dust is beginning to settle in the aftermath of a massive and widely reported marine aquaculture failure in northern Puget sound, and the implications are huge. Long-standing concerns about the both the impacts to regional ecology and the greater sustainability of the overall industry are now on the table, with stakeholders taking sides. On […]

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Great Lakes to wait another 8 years for Asian carp fix!?

People worried about Asian carp infecting the Great Lakes have been anxiously awaiting a long-overdue carp “battle plan” from the Army Corps of Engineers — a report held up for six months by the Trump Administration. Now the Army Corps is free to talk details, and as it does, the reaction among some in Michigan is […]

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Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocking Idea to Stave Off Invasive Carp

Since the 1970s invasive Asian carp have steadily migrated north into the U.S. Midwest, infesting the watersheds of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers. The voracious bottom-feeders can strip entire river ecosystems of zooplankton, the basic food of native fish species—and now they seem poised to breach the Great Lakes ecosystem. Earlier this summer a commercial […]

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Parks Canada Closes Johnson Lake Near Banff to Eradicate Whirling Disease

Johnson Lake is again closed so Parks Canada can continue killing off fish to get rid of whirling disease. It’s part of a Parks plan to eradicate whirling disease from the 18-hectare lake and to prevent its spread into the nearby Upper Cascade watershed, which is home to threatened westslope cutthroat trout. So far, teams […]

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NZ Lake Snow Link to Algae in Seattle

No immediate measures will be taken to stop the potential spread of lake snow now that scientists have found a genetic link between the organism in several South Island lakes and a lake overseas. A report commissioned by the Otago Regional Council and authored by scientists from Landcare Research has found the algae which produces […]

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TWRA battling invasive carp in Tennessee waterways

According to a press release issued by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the TWRA, in coordination with the Paris-Henry County Industrial Committee, is working to combat Asian carp, an invasive species, in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. When they spread to a body of water, Asian carp seriously threaten native fish populations, although the TWRA […]

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