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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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Sea snail found in Florida Keys is the state’s latest exotic invader

The discovery of a new sea snail in the Florida Keys – one with strange spiderlike powers – has scientists worried that they may be seeing the beginning of the state’s latest exotic species invasion. The stationary snail, which belongs to a family of mostly overlooked mollusks that attach themselves to shells, reefs, piers and […]

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Stabenow, Peters press Trump for Asian carp report

Michigan’s U.S. senators and 10 others from Great Lakes states today again asked the Trump administration to release a report on potential proposals for dealing with the threat posed by invasive Asian carp. The Free Press first reported that the tentative plan to address the threat of Asian carp moving closer to Lake Michigan had […]

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Robot aiming to thin population of lionfish in gulf waters weeks away

Teresa Hattaway, owner of Jim’s Dive Shop in St. Petersburg, knows first hand how painful a sting from a lionfish can be. “I would say it was worse than a hundred bee stings at one time,” Hattaway said. The beautiful but venomous lionfish are multiplying like crazy in gulf waters and eating everything in site. […]

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Memories are at Stake as Invasive aquatic plants can destroy farm ponds

Some of the fondest memories of my youth involved spending time with family and friends catching fish at my grandfather’s pond in Greenmount. Along with my cousins — Bill and Rhonda Hurley — would crowd around the little fishing hole hoping to catch the biggest fish of the day and walk away with bragging rights. Years later, […]

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Hydrilla patch in upstate New York threatens to spread with no funding

Cayuga Lake has approximately 27 acres of hydrilla mapped off the shore of Wells College in the village of Aurora, but there’s no money to do anything about it. Found in September and estimated at about four or five years old, the hydrilla is precariously close to the Wells College water intake pipe. So far […]

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Whirling disease affects Alberta’s Bow River watershed

Alberta’s Bow River watershed is now infected with whirling disease, a parasite affecting salmonids, and Alberta declared a buffer zone, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Streams, creeks, lakes and rivers that feed into the Bow River are affected, officials with the CFIA reported in a media statement in early February. The announcement includes […]

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Northern Pike Designated as Invasive in Utah Lake

When fish are taken from one body of water, and placed illegally in another body of water, bad things can happen. Utah Lake is a prime example. Mike Slater, regional sportfish project leader for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says a population of northern pike, placed in Utah Lake illegally, is growing in size. Biologists […]

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