- Ohio massacre: 1 family, 8 dead, hundreds of tips, 0 answers Updated: Apr-28-16 5:15 pm
PIKETON, Ohio - From her house on Union Hill Road, Brittany Barker heard the first sirens first thing in the morning. She looked out and saw four police vehicles rush past. That was only the beginning.
- 5,600 fish killed in Big Thompson after chemical spill Updated: Apr-27-16 11:11 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - State wildlife officials say more than 5,600 fish in the Big Thompson River have died as a result of a chemical runoff from a bridge reconstruction project.
- Feds set short red snapper season in Gulf; Alabama differs Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, but at least one Gulf state said Wednesday that won't apply in its waters.
- Scientists: Warm water blob may impact salmon forecasts Updated: Apr-26-16 2:11 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A mass of exceptionally warm water in the northeast Pacific Ocean could shake up recent predictions of higher salmon runs in Alaska this year, according to fisheries researchers.
- Federal agency defends decision not to protect Montana fish Updated: Apr-25-16 7:05 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge should uphold a 2014 decision that a fish found in southwestern Montana streams doesn't need special protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, government fisheries officials said.
- Environmental groups sue over bull trout recovery plan Updated: Apr-25-16 11:44 am
KALISPELL, Montana - Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to recover threatened bull trout.
- Officials expect more king salmon in 2016 Updated: Apr-25-16 10:01 am
BETHEL, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a higher king salmon run this year than in previous years that will meet escapement and subsistence harvest demands.
- Montana state agencies trying make deal on 16 state parks Updated: Apr-24-16 4:37 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board is asking Fish, Wildlife and Parks director Jeff Hagener to put together a committee to explore what to do with 16 state parks that have limits on them because they were purchased in part with federal dollars. The money came with strings attached, and it could jeopardize future funding.
- Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights Updated: Apr-24-16 12:27 pm
SEATTLE - For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state.
- GF&P extends aquatic invasive species plan through 2020 Updated: Apr-24-16 10:35 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has developed an updated aquatic invasive species management plan to guide department activities through 2020.
- Maine town set to sprint for salmon's sake Updated: Apr-24-16 9:43 am
MACHIAS, Maine - The Downeast Salmon Federation will welcome runners and fish lovers to Machias for its annual run in honor of the migration of young Atlantic salmon.
- Trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds open for the season Updated: Apr-23-16 11:15 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire anglers are celebrating the opening of the fishing season for designated trout ponds and ponds reserved for fly fishing only.
- Fish hatchery hit with flood-borne 'rock snot' to reopen Updated: Apr-23-16 10:21 am
BETHEL, Vermont - Almost five years after raging flood waters heavily damaged the White River National Fish Hatchery in the Vermont town of Bethel, contaminating tens of thousands of surviving trout and salmon with an invasive algae known as rock snot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ready to start raising fish there again.
- Tennessee institute works to save 'underwater rainforest' Updated: Apr-22-16 5:26 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Hundreds of freshwater fish, mussels, crawfish and salamanders - many of them found nowhere else in the world - make their home in the U.S. Southeast. In one waterway alone, Tennessee's Duck River, there are more fish species than in all of Europe.
- Scientists say more cod might survive fishing than thought Updated: Apr-22-16 12:24 am
BIDDEFORD, Maine - A group of scientists say more Atlantic cod might survive being thrown back in the water by fishermen that previously through.
- Populations of salmon, flounder added to overfishing list Updated: Apr-20-16 5:50 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and flounder, to its list of fish stocks that are being subjected to overfishing.
- Bill passed to help ensure future water for Yakima Valley Updated: Apr-20-16 4:52 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A bill to ensure the future water supply of the arid but fertile Yakima River Basin passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
- State, tribes pursue separate plans for Puget Sound salmon Updated: Apr-20-16 3:12 pm
SEATTLE - State and tribal fishery officials are pursuing separate plans for salmon fishing in Puget Sound this year after failing to agree on a joint plan.
- Michigan fishing regulations seek to curb spread of disease Updated: Apr-20-16 6:28 am
LANSING, Michigan - The state of Michigan has new fishing regulations that are designed to curb the spread of fish diseases and fight invasive species.
- Brevard County getting more money for Indian River Lagoon Updated: Apr-20-16 4:33 am
VIERA, Florida - Brevard County is getting another $800,000 to help reduce muck in the Indian River Lagoon a month after a massive fish kill.
- Sushi alert: Grim outlook for bluefin tuna Updated: Apr-20-16 1:54 am
TOKYO - The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers' favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels.
- Spokane Tribe receives $200,00o to study salmon recovery Updated: Apr-19-16 4:43 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The Spokane Tribe has received $200,000 to study whether salmon could survive above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.
- Vermont says its optimal time for steelhead trout viewing Updated: Apr-19-16 12:09 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says now is the best time to watch steelhead rainbow trout leaping up waterfalls as part of their upstream migration.
- Alaska editorials Updated: Apr-18-16 1:13 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Maine looking for anglers to survey brook trout Updated: Apr-18-16 12:30 am
FALMOUTH, Maine - Maine's wildlife department and a pair of outdoors organizations are looking for volunteer fishermen to help survey the state's ponds and coastal streams for brook trout.