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  • Prevention of Aquatic Invasive Species Sees Record Year in Washington

    Prevention of Aquatic Invasive Species Sees Record Year in Washington

    Boaters helped the state celebrate a record year for efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species into Washington's waterways, including zebra and quagga mussels, aquatic plants, and fish and amphibian diseases.

  • The grassroots projects will improve water quality and aquatic habitat

    The grassroots projects will improve water quality and aquatic habitat

    FishAmerica Foundation Awards Four Habitat Improvement Grants

  • Aquatic Invasive Species Check for Kayaks

    Aquatic Invasive Species Check for Kayaks

    Canoes, kayaks and other non-motorized watercraft are considered lower risk in comparison to a complex watercraft like a wakeboard boat or cabin cruiser; however, they can still harbor and spread AIS.

  • Delta Aquatic Invasive Plants Control Begins

    Delta Aquatic Invasive Plants Control Begins

    The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is set to begin this year’s efforts to control aquatic invasive plants in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region and Suisun Marsh. Pending weather conditions, DBW will begin herbicide treatment next week for water hyacinth, South American spongeplant, Uruguay water primrose, alligatorweed, Brazilian waterweed, curlyleaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, coontail and fanwort as part of an integrated plant control program.

  • Pond Owners Urged to Dispose of Ornamental Aquatic Plants Properly

    Pond Owners Urged to Dispose of Ornamental Aquatic Plants Properly

    With winter fast approaching, many pond owners are clearing out ornamental aquatic plants and animals before their ponds freeze over.

  • Expanded Nonnative Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment in Grand Canyon National Park

    Expanded Nonnative Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment in Grand Canyon National Park

    The National Park Service is seeking public comment on an Expanded Nonnative Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, including Lees Ferry, and Grand Canyon National Park below the Glen Canyon Dam.

  • Senate Defeats Bill that Would Weaken Protections Against Aquatic Invasive Species

    Senate Defeats Bill that Would Weaken Protections Against Aquatic Invasive Species

    Today, the U.S. Senate defeated S.1129, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, based on its inclusion of a provision – the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) - which would have weakened Clean Water Act protections against aquatic invasive species entering the Great Lakes though the ballast water of ships.  The Senate defeated a motion to limit debate on the bill 56-42, needing 60 votes to proceed.

  • FREE Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Workshops

    FREE Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Workshops

    The California State Parks' Division of Boating and Waterways, California Coastal Commission's Boating Clean and Green Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • 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.