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  • Pyramid Lake Algal Bloom

    Pyramid Lake Algal Bloom

    Algal Bloom ‘Warning’ Advisory Affects Entire Lake

  • 25 million plus fish stocked this year already

    25 million plus fish stocked this year already

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the totals from its spring and summer fish stocking efforts. The DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid.

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville on Saturdays beginning in November and extending through mid-January.

  • California's Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Is Open

    California's Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Is Open

    The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened Monday, Sept. 18, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. Normally more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs are taken over the next two months in order to produce Chinook salmon for release next spring.

  • Recreational Fishing Participation Increased Nearly 20 Percent Over the Past 10 Years

    Recreational Fishing Participation Increased Nearly 20 Percent Over the Past 10 Years

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its initial report of the 2016 National Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation national survey. The survey, conducted every five years in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, shows that fishing participation is up nearly 20 percent over the last 10 years. Anglers also increased their overall spend by 2.4 percent during the past five years.

  • Zinke Announces Plans to Advance Sportsmen's Priorities

    Zinke Announces Plans to Advance Sportsmen's Priorities

    This week, sportsmen's interests were advanced on Capitol Hill as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced plans for a new Secretarial Order to advance sportsmen's priorities at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) 28th Annual Banquet & Auction; and the House Natural Resources Committee advanced sportsmen's legislation.

  • Poor Outlook for Columbia River Salmon Says NOAA Studies

    Poor Outlook for Columbia River Salmon Says NOAA Studies

    Ocean conditions for salmon headed to sea this year are very poor, according to recent NOAA Fisheries research surveys, and have a high likelihood of depressing salmon returns to the Columbia River in the next few years.

  • B.A.S.S. To Conduct Telethon To Benefit Hurricane Victims In Fish And Wildlife Agencies

    B.A.S.S. To Conduct Telethon To Benefit Hurricane Victims In Fish And Wildlife Agencies

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission employees rescue Florida flood victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Some of the state employees also suffered tremendous losses in the storm.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs.

  • Sunday, Sept. 10 Marked Last Day for Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery

    Sunday, Sept. 10 Marked Last Day for Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery

    The recreational Pacific halibut fishery will end Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2017. Based on the latest catch projections, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) expects to have met the 2017 California recreational quota of 34,580 pounds.

  • Delta tunnel ‘WaterFix’ vote now? Santa Clara Valley should say no way

    Delta tunnel ‘WaterFix’ vote now? Santa Clara Valley should say no way

    The San Jose Mercury News has it right. Governor Jerry Brown is trying to force California water agencies, including Santa Clara Valley Water District, to vote on an arbitrary deadline for the Delta tunnels project.  Click here to read their full editorial.

  • Interactive map of stream restoration and fish passage projects

    Interactive map of stream restoration and fish passage projects

    A team of state agencies have worked together to develop an interactive map of stream restoration and fish passage projects in Wyoming.

  • Toxic Algae found near Clearlake Oaks

    Toxic Algae found near Clearlake Oaks

    Water testing of a sample from the shoreline along Island Drive near the Clearlake Oaks county boat launch detected levels of a cyanotoxin ..

  • $84M in taxpayer funds improperly used for Delta tunnels

    $84M in taxpayer funds improperly used for Delta tunnels

    The U.S. government improperly spent $84 million to help plan for a massive project to ship Northern California water to Southern California, a new federal audit said.

  • Witness Spawning Kokanee Up Close at Strawberry Creek

    Witness Spawning Kokanee Up Close at Strawberry Creek

    Sept. 16 is Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day at Strawberry & Sheep Creek. Strawberry Reservoir HEBER CITY — You can see hundreds of bright red salmon — and possibly other wildlife, too — at the annual Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day.

  • NEWS: Will lawsuits, high costs frustrate Brown’s water tunnels plan?

    NEWS: Will lawsuits, high costs frustrate Brown’s water tunnels plan?

    Good column today, published throughout Southern California: Will lawsuits, high costs frustrate Brown’s water tunnels plan? Thomas Elias - Pasadena Star; also appeared in the OC Register and Daily Bulletin. An opinion piece by Thomas D. Elias

  • FWC certifies new state record

    FWC certifies new state record

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record jaguar guapote, weighing 2.78 pounds and measuring 16.7 inches long, caught by 14-year-old angler Jerry Martin from Miami. Martin was thrilled to catch his jaguar guapote in the Snapper Creek Canal (C-2) with live bait.

  • Drones Off Limits in Flood Areas

    Drones Off Limits in Flood Areas

    Civilians are reminded that flying drones is prohibited in the Beaumont, Port Neches, Nederland, and Port Arthur, Texas, areas while search and rescue operations are underway following Hurricane Harvey.

  • Washington posts new rules: Emergency steelhead fishing restrictions for Snake River system

    Washington posts new rules: Emergency steelhead fishing restrictions for Snake River system

    Extremely low returns of steelhead this season have prompted Washington to restrict steelhead fishing to catch-and-release  on the main Snake River this season.

  • Lake Okeechobee Covered in Vast Algae Bloom

    Lake Okeechobee Covered in Vast Algae Bloom

    The massive algae bloom floating in Lake Okeechobee has grown substantially over the past month, and some environmentalists now estimate the blue-green slime covers more than a quarter of the lake's surface.