- North Dakota reservoir to be poisoned to kill northern pike Updated: Feb-09-16 2:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Wildlife officials are using poison to kill all the fish at the Raleigh Reservoir to remove an overabundance of northern pike.
- 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide Updated: Feb-08-16 9:20 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.
- Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations.
- Lakeside lodge accuses wildlife officials of causing floods Updated: Feb-08-16 9:39 am
BEND, Oregon - The owners of a lodge along Paulina Lake in central Oregon have filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, saying an agency-maintained fish screen triggered destructive flooding.
- Judge to hear arguments on permit for Au Sable fish hatchery Updated: Feb-08-16 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Environmental groups are challenging a state agency's decision to allow commercial aquaculture in a branch of the Au Sable River in northern Michigan.
- Survey shows more Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River Updated: Feb-07-16 4:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - State conservation officials say last year's survey shows the most Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River in a decade.
- Indian tribes seek to restore Columbia salmon runs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:52 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Some Northwest Indian tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.
- Lake Champlain fish to be tested for pollution toxins Updated: Feb-07-16 10:50 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Lake Champlain Basin Program plans to start monitoring fish in the lake for mercury and toxins produced by cyanobacteria - commonly known as blue-green algae.
- Red tide returns to some Florida beaches Updated: Feb-06-16 1:35 pm
NOKOMIS, Florida - Officials say a highly concentrated patch of red tide likely caused the death of hundreds of fish that washed ashore on beaches near the border of Sarasota and Charlotte counties.
- Critics dispute plans to change Rollover Pass near Galveston Updated: Feb-05-16 6:54 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - A coalition led by owners of property that includes Rollover Pass and land on either side of the man-made channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico says it is prepared to fight a last-ditch legal battle to prevent the state from closing and filling what has been a hugely popular public fishing site and the focus of environmental, economic and public safety concerns since it was created more than 60 years ago.
- Fishermen anticipate cloudy conditions for sturgeon season Updated: Feb-05-16 12:55 pm
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - The upcoming sturgeon spearing season in Wisconsin could be frustrating for participants who are expected to encounter murky water in Lake Winnebago and upriver lakes, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.
- Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-off Updated: Feb-04-16 5:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere's most abundant seabirds, off Alaska's coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife that inhabit them.
- Some Texans worry about expanding sewage treatment plant Updated: Feb-04-16 3:28 pm
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas - From his rolling Hill Country spread, Wes Pitts can watch changes in gray-green Onion Creek as it riffles by.
- State proposes new fish consumption rule Updated: Feb-03-16 3:23 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state Department of Ecology has released a new fish consumption rule that contains a more protective cancer risk rate.
- New England fishermen fear monitor trial will be too late Updated: Feb-03-16 11:05 am
HAMPTON, New Hampshire - New England fishermen of food fish like cod and haddock say they fear they will have to start paying the cost of at-sea monitors before the issue goes to trial.
- Maple Grove man carves decoys used by darkhouse anglers Updated: Feb-02-16 1:56 pm
MAPLE GROVE, Minnesota - Eric Wallace loves carving fish decoys so much he has decided to put his college education on hold to focus on it.
- 2nd disastrous drought year for endangered California salmon Updated: Feb-01-16 8:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Endangered native salmon suffered a second straight disastrous year in California's drought, with all but 3 percent of the latest generation dying in too-shallow, too-hot rivers, federal officials said Monday.
- Group offers reward for info about who put shark in pool Updated: Jan-27-16 3:51 pm
HYPOLUXO, Florida - An animal rights group is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever dumped a live shark into the swimming pool at a South Florida condo complex.
- Herring, haddock fishermen at odds as regulators seek peace Updated: Jan-26-16 7:07 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Fishing regulators are trying to broker peace between two of the most economically important fisheries in the Northeast, herring and haddock.
- Amendment would establish hunting, fishing right in Kansas Updated: Jan-26-16 6:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Lawmakers are considering an amendment that would give Kansans a constitutional right to hunt, fish and trap wildlife.
- Drought, algae bloom blamed for fish deaths in Nevada Updated: Jan-25-16 8:37 pm
LOVELOCK, Nevada - A drought-fueled algae explosion may have killed off all the fish in Rye Patch Reservoir, and state wildlife officials say it could take years to rebuild the popular northern Nevada fishery known for its trophy-sized walleye and giant catfish.
- Indiana board denies plans to move Clay County bridge Updated: Jan-25-16 2:46 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Indiana - The state board that reviews historic preservation in Indiana has denied plans from the Indiana Department of Transportation regarding a historic bridge over the Eel River in Clay County.
- Invasive fish in Oregon lake sparks new eradication effort Updated: Jan-25-16 1:44 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Oregon fish managers are going all-out to eliminate tui chub in Diamond Lake after a single fish of the species was found there.
- Environmental advocates call for wider stream buffers Updated: Jan-25-16 12:37 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Environmental advocates are calling on environmental managers to apply new Oregon Department of Forestry rules that expand streamside protection rules on Western Oregon's private and commercial forestlands to southwest Oregon.
- Lawsuit filed over die-off at fish habitat Updated: Jan-24-16 11:21 am
DURANGO, Colorado - A fish habitat in Durango has filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies they blame for a 2014 fish die-off.