- Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi Updated: Nov-27-15 10:51 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii-based longline fishermen have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the state through the holidays.
- Biologists to use new system to track endangered suckers Updated: Nov-27-15 2:06 pm
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - Biologists hope a new underwater monitoring system will be able to give them an idea of how some endangered fish are using Oregon's Link River.
- Trout Unlimited ups reward in illegal fish stocking cases Updated: Nov-26-15 2:21 pm
WHITEFISH, Montana - Montana Trout Unlimited has doubled to $20,000 the reward it is offering for the apprehension and conviction of whoever is responsible for illegally stocking fish in three western Montana lakes and reservoirs.
- Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean Updated: Nov-26-15 10:24 am
SAN DIEGO - Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported - a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.
- Human remains found near vehicle in Pike National Forest Updated: Nov-26-15 10:13 am
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colorado - Teller County authorities are trying to identify human remains found near an abandoned vehicle in Pike National Forest.
- New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized Updated: Nov-25-15 4:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on a new inspection process for catfish and other ray-finned fish species that's scheduled to start in March.
- Asian carp barrier nearly done at northeast Indiana wetland Updated: Nov-25-15 4:05 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A nearly 2-mile-long earthen berm through a northeastern Indiana marsh that's designed to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes is almost complete, months after heavy rains temporarily halted the project.
- Environmental review: oil-by-rail terminal could hurt fish Updated: Nov-24-15 1:50 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An environmental assessment for a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington says the project could have negative consequences for salmon and other fish in the Columbia River.
- Iran seeks revival of caviar industry in post-sanctions era Updated: Nov-24-15 12:43 pm
GOLDASHT, Iran - On the shores of the Caspian Sea, an ambitious project is underway to produce a pricey delicacy that could boost Iran's economy as sanctions ease: caviar.
- Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable Updated: Nov-22-15 11:10 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians.
- Alaska high court drops fishing case vs. ex-state senator Updated: Nov-20-15 8:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Supreme Court has dismissed charges of overharvesting salmon against a former state senator and two other fishermen.
- Shark spotted in waters off Huntington Beach Updated: Nov-20-15 4:09 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California - Authorities have spotted a 7-foot shark in the waters off Huntington Beach but say there is no immediate danger.
- Salmon egg collection falls short of goal in North Dakota Updated: Nov-20-15 10:21 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota wildlife officials collected fewer than half of the salmon eggs they wanted from the Missouri River system this year.
- Agency grants $30K for mercury study in Gills Creek fish Updated: Nov-20-15 3:46 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The federal government has granted $30,000 to study the presence of mercury in fish that inhabit lower Gills Creek.
- Red tide likely cause of massive fish kill on Sanibel Island Updated: Nov-20-15 3:01 am
SANIBEL ISLAND, Florida - A massive fish kill on Sanibel Island could keep beachgoers out of the water and off of the sand.
- What's for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK'd by FDA Updated: Nov-19-15 10:48 pm
WASHINGTON - What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.
- Delegation critical of FDA on genetically modified salmon Updated: Nov-19-15 2:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's "livid" at the federal Food and Drug Administration's approval of genetically modified salmon for human consumption.
- Woman charged after officials seize 4 snakes from home Updated: Nov-19-15 4:48 am
BIDDEFORD, Maine - Officials say a Maine woman is facing charges after four snakes, including an albino Burmese python, were seized from her home and euthanized.
- Officials: Thousands of fish die in creek after truck crash Updated: Nov-19-15 4:21 am
NEWARK, Ohio - Ohio wildlife officials say thousands of fish were killed when a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials crashed through a bridge guardrail and into a creek earlier this month.
- Endangered sturgeon rediscover habitat key for spawning Updated: Nov-18-15 1:57 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - An endangered species of sturgeon has rediscovered long-inaccessible habitat that could be a key to improving the fish's reproduction, University of Maine scientists said.
- US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw Updated: Nov-18-15 1:16 pm
HAVANA - The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals they share as countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers), the first environmental accord since announcing plans to renew diplomatic relations.
- Senegal: Saloum Delta islands on frontline of climate change Updated: Nov-09-15 10:27 am
DIAMNIADIO ISLAND, Senegal - The place where Fatou Faye's kitchen once stood is now outlined with short branches of mangroves, a small and perhaps futile attempt to prevent the sea from destroying the rest of her house.
- Wildlife officials seek comment on conservation project Updated: Nov-09-15 4:01 am
KALISPELL, Montana - State wildlife officials are moving forward with the proposed purchase of two conservation easements totaling more than 10,000 acres near Columbia Falls.
- Shark sighting off Morro Bay leads to beach warning signs Updated: Nov-08-15 11:40 pm
MORRO BAY, California - A shark sighting in Morro Bay has prompted officials to post warning signs to beachgoers.
- State to revive mercury testing program Updated: Nov-08-15 5:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State regulators are reviving a program to test the mercury levels of fish caught in Louisiana waters, providing consumers with updated warnings for the first time since 2008.