Archive for Species Specific News

Louisiana DWF to Distribute Weevils for Salvinia Control on Lake Bistineau

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will distribute giant salvinia weevils to Lake Bistineau interested property owners and the surrounding community for release throughout the lake, particularly those areas containing large quantities of the invasive plant.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. Lake property owners are encouraged to participate in […]

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Bio-control steps making progress against invasive plant at Caddo Lake

A large number of plant-munching weevils have survived the winter and are making strides in the fight against invasive giant salvinia at Caddo Lake. “It’s a marathon, for sure,” Daren Horton recently told the Harrison County Commissioners Court. Horton is a member of the Bio-Control Alliance, which operates the bio-control-based giant salvinia management program. “We’ve […]

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Wisconsin DNR works to plug industrial pipes to block gobies from Lake Winnebago

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working with Sonoco U.S. Paper Mills to permanently seal off three industrial pipes to prevent round gobies from swimming upstream to Lake Winnebago. The work will begin as soon as possible, the DNR said.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.  It’s unknown whether gobies could […]

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Invasive Lionfish Feast on Unknown Fish Species

Invasive lionfish in the Caribbean Sea are preying on fish species that scientists have not even described yet. Researchers from the University of Washington and Smithsonian Institution recorded video of a lionfish preying upon a new species of goby off the coast of Curaçao. Their findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, represent the first […]

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Zebra mussels quickly filling Lake Mendota

Zebra mussels, the tiny, bottom-dwelling clam and scourge to Wisconsin’s freshwater lakes, are quickly increasing in Lake Mendota. University of Wisconsin-Madison lake researchers discovered the invasive mussel species in Mendota in 2015 and since then the mussels have spread rapidly.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. “It is the most successful […]

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Experts to brief SML officials on zebra mussel infestations

Zebra mussels, an invasive species of crustacean and a concern to lake residents nationwide, will be the subject of an upcoming public forum Friday, June 9 at Smith Mountain Lake hosted by the Smith Mountain Lake Association and the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries.  Click on the following sentence to access the full […]

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First Confirmed Snakehead Fish Caught in Mississippi Lake

A Northern Snakehead Fish was caught in Lake Whittington, an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River in Bolivar County, by bow fishermen Brad Baugh and Bubba Steadman, of Cleveland, MS on June 5, 2017. They kept the fish, photographed it, and immediately contacted the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). Click on the […]

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Chain pickerel invade critical Nova Scotia salmon habitat

A new and potentially devastating threat to Atlantic salmon is emerging in the LaHave River on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. A research study this spring shows chain pickerel — an invasive species — are intercepting and eating salmon smolts as they migrate out to sea. “It’s actually very alarming when we see four smolts in one pickerel,” said Shawn Feener, co-ordinator […]

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