- Texas bill seeks to curb shark finning Updated: May-27-15 12:24 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers have sent to Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that bans the sale of shark fins in Texas, a move aimed at curbing the practice of cutting off the fins and tail and releasing the fish to die.
- Northern Snakeheads found in ponds in Maryland Updated: May-27-15 8:11 am
GRASONVILLE, Maryland - Northern snakehead fish have been caught in Wicomico and Queen Anne's counties and may be breeding in the waters.
- More moisture in New Mexico a boon for farmers, fish Updated: May-26-15 7:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It has been nearly five years since conditions in New Mexico have been this favorable, with extreme drought now gone and nearly one-third of the state drought-free.
- 5th Oregon marine reserve begins in January, off north coast Updated: May-26-15 3:45 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - After 15 years of development, Cape Falcon Marine Reserve comes to life in January.
- Study of walleye in Lake Oahe beginning to yield results Updated: May-25-15 5:14 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A four-year study of walleye in Lake Oahe is only halfway done but already is yielding results that should prove valuable to both wildlife officials and anglers.
- Netting of Yellowstone lake trout is a long-term venture Updated: May-25-15 3:28 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - It will take another 14 years of intensive lake trout killing in Yellowstone Lake in order for native cutthroat trout to be re-established to the level sought by managers, new research predicts.
- Lake Michigan fishing charters hang on despite challenges Updated: May-24-15 4:04 pm
MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana - Indiana charter operators on Lake Michigan are hanging on, despite the declining numbers of fish and high fuel costs.
- BLM preserving cabin where author 'slept it off' Updated: May-24-15 3:09 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Tucked away in a copse of pine on a hill overlooking the steady hum of Interstate 90 is a small relic of local history - a rustic 12-by-12-foot log cabin that was reportedly used by author and artist Will James.
- Anchorage airman catches first king salmon at Ship Creek Updated: May-23-15 9:22 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage airman caught the first confirmed king salmon at Ship Creek.
- It's peak migration season for sharks off SC coast Updated: May-23-15 3:44 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - People seem to be encountering more sharks off the South Carolina coast, but officials say there's nothing to worry about.
- Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds Updated: May-22-15 8:13 pm
Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon.
- Elementary school students study Celery Bog Nature Area Updated: May-22-15 9:22 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - On a sunny Wednesday morning when most students were stuck at their desks, nearly 100 Edgelea Elementary School fourth-graders headed out to the Celery Bog Nature Area to learn about the environment.
- Fishery managers studying black sea bass population Updated: May-22-15 9:18 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A multistate management commission is working on an assessment of the health of the black sea bass population.
- Anglers fear sand-mining could damage fish habitats Updated: May-22-15 5:49 am
SHIP BOTTOM, New Jersey - Fishermen along the New Jersey shore are worried that a sand-mining operation could ruin a fish habitat.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:37 pm
St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 19
- Yellowstone National Park considers cutthroat reintroduction Updated: May-21-15 7:04 am
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park officials are working with state game and fish agencies and others to seek public comment on a plan to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte Creek in order to reintroduce genetically pure native cutthroat trout.
- 13 great white sharks seen in water off Huntington Beach Updated: May-21-15 6:15 am
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California - More than a dozen young great white sharks were spotted in waters off Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach.
- Wisconsin park's tower closes due to safety concerns Updated: May-21-15 4:20 am
FISH CREEK, Wisconsin - Wisconsin officials say they are closing a 75-foot observation tower at Peninsula State Park in Door County due to safety concerns.
- No Klamath water left to combat salmon-killing parasite Updated: May-20-15 3:24 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A deadly parasite is thriving in the drought, infecting all the juvenile chinook salmon in the Klamath River in Northern California as they prepare to migrate to the ocean.
- Hunting constitutional amendment clears Texas Legislature Updated: May-20-15 1:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Legislature has approved a proposed state constitutional amendment guaranteeing citizens' right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.
- Vermont releases 500 trout along Winooski River Updated: May-20-15 7:47 am
WATERBURY, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has released 500 trout along the Winooski River in Waterbury to keep the population going.
- New York reminds anglers to avoid lake sturgeon Updated: May-20-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state officials are asking anglers to make sure they avoid catching lake sturgeon.
- Biologists blame fungus for low fish numbers in Clark Fork Updated: May-19-15 1:26 pm
BUTTE, Montana - Fish biologists are blaming the saprolegnia fungus for low brown trout numbers in the Clark Fork River downstream of Warm Springs Ponds.
- Tennessee Aquarium tracks lake sturgeon with implanted tags Updated: May-18-15 4:07 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - As part of an effort to re-establish endangered lake sturgeon, Chattanooga's Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute has begun tracking their movements with surgically implanted sonic tags.
- Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star Updated: May-17-15 6:00 pm
BOSTON - They're gonna need a bigger Twitter.