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  • Three Men Cited for Using Shocking Device to Catch Fish

    Three Men Cited for Using Shocking Device to Catch Fish

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three Columbia men for alleged fishing violations on July 23 and 25 in Caldwell Parish.

  • California Science on the Water Policy

    California Science on the Water Policy

    The timing from the State Board couldn’t be worse. MID and TID are in the process of relicensing the Don Pedro Project – a reservoir, dam and powerhouse crucial to the region.

  • Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff Sculpin shown

    Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff Sculpin shown

    CPW staff managed to collect some sculpin to hold until the river clears.

  • High water temps and low flows, cause fishing closures by CPW

    High water temps and low flows, cause fishing closures by CPW

    Due to high water temperatures and low flows, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is implementing voluntary fishing closures between 2 p.m. - 12 a.m. on sections of the Eagle River, Colorado River, Crystal River, and Roaring Fork River in Northwest Colorado. The fishing closure is effective immediately, until further notice.

  • Fishing for Bass with a Lipless Reeled in a Potential State and World Record in AZ

    Fishing for Bass with a Lipless Reeled in a Potential State and World Record in AZ

    David Worsham wasn’t at Prescott’s Goldwater Lake on Saturday, June 2 for the family fishing event or even the stocked rainbow trout. He was there to catch big bass.Yet the Avondale, Ariz. resident left with a potential state and world record Gila trout.

  • Trump's Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke toured Don Pedro and New Melones

    Trump's Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke toured Don Pedro and New Melones

    The opportunities we have for more water storage for a growing state, but to also show him the devastation that can happen if you push all of our water out to the ocean,

  • Fish Kills on Southwest Coast Continue

    Fish Kills on Southwest Coast Continue

    A patchy bloom of the Florida red tide organism,Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to high concentrations in 24 samples collected from or offshore of Sarasota County, low to high concentrations in seven samples collected from or offshore of Charlotte County, background to high concentrations in 32 samples collected from or offshore of Lee County, and background to medium concentrations in 10 samples collected from or offshore of Collier County.

  • AZGFD ont Luna Lake​​​​​​​ Water Quality Issues

    AZGFD ont Luna Lake​​​​​​​ Water Quality Issues

    AZGFD biologists are monitoring water quality at all four lakes in an attempt to identify the causes for the water quality problems. Each of these lakes has periodically suffered from winter or summer fish die-offs as a result of poor water quality, low dissolved oxygen (DO) in the winter or excessively high pH in the summer.

  • Arizona Fish Die Off Makes News

    Arizona Fish Die Off Makes News

    Thousands of dead fish have surfaced at a lake in a Maricopa neighborhood.

  • Jail time for a serial poacher in California

    Jail time for a serial poacher in California

    Serial lobster poacher will spend more than a month in jail

  • $4 million for western states and tribes to combat invasive quagga and zebra mussels

    $4 million for western states and tribes to combat invasive quagga and zebra mussels

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has allocated more than $4 million to support existing work by western states and tribes to combat the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels. Arizona has several quagga mussel-infested waterbodies and will benefit from the increased funding.

  • Illegal Catch Seized by Coast Guard and FWC

    Illegal Catch Seized by Coast Guard and FWC

    45 Fish Over the Bag Limit

  • Poachers kill trout on Spokane River

    Poachers kill trout on Spokane River

    “I’d never seen anything like that before,” Jay said. “It was just a gigantic massacre.”

  • U.S. House of Representatives passed Modern Fish Act

    U.S. House of Representatives passed Modern Fish Act

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of our nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

  • Delta Aquatic Vegetation Control Program Treatment for July 16 to July 20, 2018

    Delta Aquatic Vegetation Control Program Treatment for July 16 to July 20, 2018

    Brazilian Waterweed (Egeria densa), Curly-leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana), and Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) California Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Program (AIPCP)

  • What do Southern Californians really get out of Gov. Jerry Brown's twin tunnels project?

    What do Southern Californians really get out of Gov. Jerry Brown's twin tunnels project?

    The most expensive state public works project ever would be financed primarily by Southern California water users. But it’s not exactly clear what they’d be buying.

  • LA Water & Delta Advocates Lambast MWD at CA WaterFix Revote; Directors Express Disappointment and Distrust in WaterFix Process

    LA Water & Delta Advocates Lambast MWD at CA WaterFix Revote; Directors Express Disappointment and Distrust in WaterFix Process

    Yesterday, environmental and public interest groups including Restore the Delta, Food and Water Watch California, Sierra Club Los Angeles Chapter, SEIU 721, S.E.E., the Center for Food and Safety, Los Angeles area pastors, and dozens of local Los Angeles County residents delivered another punch of opposing public comments to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) board of directors during their revote on the CA WaterFix project.

  • Praised by fishermen, State Water Board to increase water flows through San Joaquin and tributaries

    Praised by fishermen, State Water Board to increase water flows through San Joaquin and tributaries

    State Water Resources Control Board on July 6 released its final draft plan to increase water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries — the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers — a move praised by fishermen and environmentalists, but criticized by agribusiness representatives.

  • AGFD trucked and airlifted 600,000 gallons of water to catchments in Arizona

    AGFD trucked and airlifted 600,000 gallons of water to catchments in Arizona

    PHOENIX — Water is the essence of life and it’s just as precious for Arizona’s wildlife. For that reason, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has trucked or airlifted about 600,000 gallons of precious water to catchments throughout the state since January. And trail cameras tell the tale of this important work with footage of elk, deer, bighorn sheep and countless other species leaning over for a refreshing drink at one of 3,000 catchments maintained by the department.

  • ELECTRONIC REPORTING SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL FISH LANDINGS

    ELECTRONIC REPORTING SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL FISH LANDINGS

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces the availability of E-tix, a new electronic reporting system for commercial fishery landings that came online July 1, 2018. With the cooperation of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), the E-tix application has been adapted to allow electronic reporting of all California landing records.