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  • Aquatic ‘passenger pigeon’ shiner found swimming in the Rio Grande

    Aquatic ‘passenger pigeon’ shiner found swimming in the Rio Grande

    Dr. Kevin Conway is ecstatic. Conway, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research wildlife and fisheries scientist at College Station, is part of a joint team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department who after years of searching, recently collected a rare fish from the Rio Grande.

  • South Dakota  Game, Fish and Parks New Regs for Aquatic Invasive Species

    South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks New Regs for Aquatic Invasive Species

    There are currently only three waters in the state where zebra mussels are present, therefore it is essential that efforts focus on containing the mussels at these waters and slowing their spread to additional water bodies

  • Don't Release Aquarium Plants into Local Waterways

    Don't Release Aquarium Plants into Local Waterways

    Hemlock water dropwort (Oenanthe crocata) in spring The recent discovery of a non-native aquatic plant in Minnesota is a reminder that people should always dispose of aquarium or water garden plants or animals appropriately – not by releasing them into the environment.

  • Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Lawne

    Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Lawne

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planning to treat hydrilla on Lake Lawne in Orlando on Tuesday, Dec. 13, weather permitting.

  • Scientists Mapping Aquatic Species of Western United States

    Scientists Mapping Aquatic Species of Western United States

    Scientists plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S.

  • Fishing's Future Earns Aquatic Education Award

    Fishing's Future Earns Aquatic Education Award

    The 2016 Roland Sigurdson Outstanding Aquatic Education Program Award was presented to Fishing's Future on October 29, 2016 naming Fishing's Future as the #1 Aquatic Education Program in America by the Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA). Founder, Shane Wilson was ecstatic at the recognition!

  • New Aquatic Invasive Found

    New Aquatic Invasive Found

    The population was discovered during the plant monitoring survey by a lake management contractor.

  • Navionics Webinar | Aquatic Food Chain with Michael Murphy

    Navionics Webinar | Aquatic Food Chain with Michael Murphy

    Predator-Prey Relationship to understand aquatic interactions and what influences fish behavior.

  • Lakes Confirm Zebra Mussels

    Lakes Confirm Zebra Mussels

    The number of new zebra mussel finds in 2016 is running close to last year at this time. "Most new zebra mussel infestations are found and reported from late July to mid-August," said Heidi Wolf, DNR invasive species unit supervisor.

  • Subway Cars  Generate New Life

    Subway Cars Generate New Life

    Each summer staff conduct offshore artificial reef monitoring via SCUBA diving at as many reef sites as possible. Through diver surveys staff can assess material structural integrity, species abundance and diversity, as well as fish and invertebrate biomass accumulation over time.

  • Michigan Observes Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week

    Michigan Observes Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week

    Angler washing off his boat after going fishing Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed July 3-9 as Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week in Michigan, and state departments are observing the week with outreach events at more than 50 boat launches statewide.

  • Biologists Wrestle Alligator Weed

    Biologists Wrestle Alligator Weed

    Each year, Arkansas Game and Fish biologists spend thousands of dollars trying to control nuisance aquatic plants. One species in particular, the non-native alligatorweed, has commanded the better part of biologists' attention and resources in central Arkansas lakes like Lake Conway for the past 15 years.

  • New Arctic grayling initiative could bring historical species back

    New Arctic grayling initiative could bring historical species back

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, has announced a proposed initiative that aims to bring back an extirpated species to the state – Arctic grayling.

  • New Day Dawns for Living Shorelines

    New Day Dawns for Living Shorelines

    The Army Corps of Engineers has released for public review its list of nationwide permits, including a proposed permit that specifically addresses living shorelines.

  • Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one body of water to another by attaching to watercraft, equipment and nearly anything that has been in an infested waterbody.

  • Frankenfish Now Called "Pork of the Potomac"

    Frankenfish Now Called "Pork of the Potomac"

    The northern snakehead was already starring in horror films like "Frankenfish" and "Snakehead Terror" by the time it showed up in the Potomac River in 2004.

  • Boaters Must Stop for Invasive Species Check or Risk a Ticket

    Boaters Must Stop for Invasive Species Check or Risk a Ticket

    Boaters 'discovered' a watercraft inspection station in Wasatch County the hard way recently: they were pulled over and ticketed for not stopping at the station.

  • Fishing the Edge vs. the Mat

    Fishing the Edge vs. the Mat

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    When looking at a lily pad field or a dense mat of hydrilla or milfoil, one may think that there is only one way to skin a cat (or one way to target the bass holding in that vegetation). The fact of the matter is that the location of the bass in relation to the mat alters the presentation and the gear used to catch that bass.

  • Know what to grow and where – keeping a spotlight on invasive plants

    Know what to grow and where – keeping a spotlight on invasive plants

    One of the top priorities for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is raising awareness about invasive species, including plants.

  • 53,000 Acres of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapped in Maryland

    53,000 Acres of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapped in Maryland

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported yesterday that underwater grass abundance – a key indicator of water quality– in the state's portion of the Chesapeake Bay increased 29 percent between 2014 and 2015, reaching a new record of 53,277 acres. This puts Maryland at nearly 94 percent of its 2017 restoration goal of 57,000 acres.