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  • Reported fish kills way up

    Reported fish kills way up

    Dead fish showing up in the Destin harbor isn’t necessarily an unusual thing for one of the busiest fishing hubs in North America.

  • Increase In Predation Revealed in Salmon Study

    Increase In Predation Revealed in Salmon Study

    More young Atlantic salmon are being eaten by striped bass than was previously believed. That’s according to the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

  • More Greenback Cutthroats in Colorado Waters

    More Greenback Cutthroats in Colorado Waters

    More greenback cutthroats are headed to a creek near you, thanks to a $60k grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s “Bring Back the Natives” (BBN) program.

  • Scientists Join White Shark Expedition

    Scientists Join White Shark Expedition

    Director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laboratory, and scientists from several other institutions are boarding OCEARCH’s research vessel this week for a return expedition to the waters off South Carolina, north Florida and Georgia –Expedition Lowcountry II. This Jan. 15-Feb. 5 trip, the 31st expedition hosted by OCEARCH, aims to expand scientific knowledge about white sharks, popularly known as great white sharks.

  • "Waters to Watch List Includes Arizona's Lake Roosevelt

    "Waters to Watch List Includes Arizona's Lake Roosevelt

    National Fish Habitat Partnership highlights partnership priorities across the U.S. The National Fish Habitat Partnership has unveiled its list of seven “Waters to Watch”, a collection of rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes and watershed systems that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition.

  • State-Fish Art is Open for Entries

    State-Fish Art is Open for Entries

    The season is now open for the 20th Anniversary State-Fish Art Contest, sponsored by Bass Pro Shops.  For all kids in Grades K-12 the deadline is March 31st.  You have to enter to win!

  • $2.4 million offered to reduce fishing bycatch

    $2.4 million offered to reduce fishing bycatch

    Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishers catch less of the wrong fish.

  • Man Sentenced to 20-Years in Prison for Attempting to Shoot a Wildlife Officer

    Man Sentenced to 20-Years in Prison for Attempting to Shoot a Wildlife Officer

    A Humboldt County man who attempted to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CFDW) wildlife officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., 25, was convicted in Humboldt County Superior Court of assault with a firearm upon a peace officer with an enhancement of personally using a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, using threats and violence upon an executive officer, negligently discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle, and one misdemeanor violation of “spotlighting” (using artificial light to poach wildlife).

  • Central California’s most ancient fish, the green sturgeon plan for sustainability

    Central California’s most ancient fish, the green sturgeon plan for sustainability

    One of Central California’s most ancient fish, the green sturgeon, will soon have a new recovery plan to steer it toward sustainability.

  • Delta Tunnels Hearing Delayed due to Allegations of Illegal Meetings

    Delta Tunnels Hearing Delayed due to Allegations of Illegal Meetings

    Today, the California State Water Board announced that it would take two weeks to investigate allegations of illegal meetings and unlawful ex parte communications between the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Board’s CA WaterFix (Delta Tunnels) hearing team, thereby postponing the first tunnels hearing of 2018 to February 2.

  • Hearing this Thursday |  One LAST time | Save the Delta

    Hearing this Thursday | One LAST time | Save the Delta

    Click below for Full Project Map North Delta Cares will be at the water board hearing this Thursday at 9am to speak to the water board one LAST time.

  • AZGFD has contracted to provide free decontaminations

    AZGFD has contracted to provide free decontaminations

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to “clean, drain and dry” – and especially decontaminate — their watercraft and equipment before exiting waters designated as having aquatic invasive species (AIS).

  • Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

    Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

    Large fields and a 7 fish limit in early January each of the last three years give us the opportunity to really see what has been going on at Oroville. Some of these numbers are remarkably telling.

  • Fisherman illegally fishing caught by Coast Guard | Video

    Fisherman illegally fishing caught by Coast Guard | Video

    Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdict Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Jan. 11, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

  • No Fish Has Gone Extinct Since the Endangered Species Act, We Don't Want This To Be The First

    No Fish Has Gone Extinct Since the Endangered Species Act, We Don't Want This To Be The First

    The delta smelt is on the brink of extinction. This species...has fallen to the point where it can hardly be found anymore.

  • You can use your state tax refund for Arizona State Parks?

    You can use your state tax refund for Arizona State Parks?

    Did you know that you can use your state tax refund to help maintain, operate and improve your Arizona State Parks? By checking the box for the Sustainable State Parks and Roads fund on your Arizona tax return, you can designate some, all or more than your refund to go to state parks!

  • Disappearing Delta Smelt |  If the Delta Smelt Goes, So Will the SF Bay-Delta Estuary!

    Disappearing Delta Smelt | If the Delta Smelt Goes, So Will the SF Bay-Delta Estuary!

    The Delta smelt could be the first fish species to become extinct in the United States since the Endangered Species Act was signed in 1973. The Trump Administration’s recent announcement to increase Delta exports to Central Valley farmers poses an imminent threat to the emblematic California fish species under the watch of Governor Brown. With only two Delta smelt identified in the last fish survey, state and federal agencies need to focus time, money, and energy on restoring smelt populations instead of turning up the pumps.

  • Potential Fish Kills Due to Cold

    Potential Fish Kills Due to Cold

    As an arctic blast continues to move across the state, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to warn the public of potential fish kills throughout coastal Louisiana as a result of freezing water temperatures.

  • Even NorCal's Wettest Winter Wasn't Enough to Help the Delta Smelt Drop to a Record Low

    Even NorCal's Wettest Winter Wasn't Enough to Help the Delta Smelt Drop to a Record Low

    Even Northern California’s wettest winter wasn’t enough to help the poor Delta smelt avoid dropping to another record low in 2017.

  • Year-Round Texas ShareLunker Program Debuts New Website and App

    Year-Round Texas ShareLunker Program Debuts New Website and App

    With the launch of the new year-round participation season Jan. 1, the Toyota ShareLunker Program is debuting a new website and mobile app to facilitate entries and provide anglers with news and updates.