Archive for Species Specific News

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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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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