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Interior Columbia and Snake River Salmon and Steelhead Maintain Listing Status
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Interior Columbia and Snake River Salmon and Steelhead Maintain Listing Status

NOAA Fisheries has released 5-year reviews for seven salmon and steelhead species in the Interior Columbia Basin protected by the Endangered Species Act. The reviews found that species in the Snake River and upper and middle Columbia River should retain their current listing statuses. However, climate change increases the urgency of recommended recovery actions. These...

Dutch Anglers Save Fish as Rhine Drought Bites
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Dutch Anglers Save Fish as Rhine Drought Bites

GIESBEEK, Netherlands (AFP) — Angler Mark Kouwenhoven grins as he wades into what’s left of a dried-up Dutch lake where his colleagues are throwing slime-coated fish into buckets. It’s not the kind of catch they’re used to — but that’s because this time they’re helping the government to save the fish from the drought gripping...

International Actions Pay Off For Pacific Bluefin Tuna as Species Rebounds at Accelerating Rate
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International Actions Pay Off For Pacific Bluefin Tuna as Species Rebounds at Accelerating Rate

Following international action to end overfishing of Pacific bluefin tuna, a new stock assessment shows that the species is now increasing and includes many younger fish that will help accelerate its rebound. The new assessment was presented at a recent plenary meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC)....

Tidal and Coastal Recreational Fisheries Committee Applicants Sought
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Tidal and Coastal Recreational Fisheries Committee Applicants Sought

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources seeks committee members for its Tidal and Coastal Recreational Fisheries Committee. The committee was established by the department and the Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission. Its purpose is to provide the commission with advice specifically on tidal and coastal recreational fisheries matters, such as species management, habitat protection and restoration, regulatory...

Tampa Bay Sawfish Presentation Scheduled
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Tampa Bay Sawfish Presentation Scheduled

Sawfish are large shark-like rays that once were relatively common in Florida’s coastal waters including Tampa Bay. Now, Florida’s smalltooth sawfish is endangered and scientists are striving to learn as much as possible about this iconic and fascinating fish. Tonya Wiley, President of Havenworth Coastal Conservation, will provide a presentation with interesting facts about sawfish, updates...

Michigan State University at Forefront of Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Eradication Efforts
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Michigan State University at Forefront of Great Lakes Sea Lamprey Eradication Efforts

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For more than two decades, Michigan State University researchers have partnered with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to support one of the nation’s most successful invasive species control programs – decreasing populations of destructive sea lamprey from catastrophic levels in the 1940s and 1950s to controlled and decreasing numbers today. GLFC...

21,000 Fish Die at California University Research Center
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21,000 Fish Die at California University Research Center

Roughly 21,000 fish died at a northern California university’s aquatic research center overnight last week, according to a university statement. “The loss appears to be due to chlorine exposure, to which fish are especially sensitive,” the statement from University California Davis read. Among the dead fish were green and white sturgeon as well as the endangered Chinook...

Chillers Aid Winter-Run Chinook Salmon Amid Extreme Drought
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Chillers Aid Winter-Run Chinook Salmon Amid Extreme Drought

REDDING, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are partnering to protect winter-run Chinook salmon in a crucial year of their life cycle at the Livingston Stone National Fish Hatchery and third consecutive drought year in California. The Service operates the hatchery while Reclamation provides water, power, and funding to support...

Steelhead Study Results in Several Interesting Conclusions
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Steelhead Study Results in Several Interesting Conclusions

Do young steelhead born in the wild from hatchery parents grow differently than ones born from wild parents? Steelhead (steelhead are rainbow trout that migrate to the ocean like salmon) have been an important fish species to West Coast humans and ecosystems for thousands of years.  Unfortunately, steelhead populations have been in decline on the...

2022 Golden Trout Spawning Complete
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2022 Golden Trout Spawning Complete

SHERIDAN – Another successful golden trout spawning operation wrapped up in July. We collected over 290,000 eggs this year. We shipped 2,636 golden trout brood eggs to the Ten Sleep Hatchery as well as 75,366 golden trout production eggs to the Daniel Fish Hatchery, Mt. Shavano Hatchery in Colorado, Tokul Creek Hatchery in Washington, and Mackay and...