In this April 25, 2018 photo, the Arkansas River flows under a bridge in Salida, Colo., with the snow-covered Sawatch Range mountains in the background. Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States, there should be plenty of water this year for rafters and anglers in the Arkansas, one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers. State and federal officials say water from melting snow will surge down the river thanks to a surprisingly wet winter in the towering peaks of the Sawatch Range where the river begins. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
May 20, 2018 - 12:23 pm
SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a...
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In this photo taken Monday, March 26, 2018, sea otters are seen together along the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, Calif. Along 300 miles of California coastline, including Elkhorn Slough, a wildlife-friendly pocket of tidal salt marsh and rich seagrass in the curve of Monterey Bay, southern sea otters under state and federal protection as a threatened species have rebounded from as few as 50 survivors in the 1930s to more than 3,000 today. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2018 - 1:16 pm
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to an undersea world that's falling apart in...
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May 04, 2018 - 12:10 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Michelle Wolf is right — the monkfish really are fine. Federal fishing regulators are allowing fishermen to harvest the same amount of the ugly fish this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration allowed fishermen to catch about 33.8 million pounds of monkfish...
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This July 23, 2013 photo shows river guide Steph Jackson holding an endangered humpback chub near the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers in the Grand Canyon. Aquatic insects serve as food for fish, bats and birds in the Grand Canyon. Torrents of water have rushed through the Colorado River to help build up sandbars in the Grand Canyon, provide spawning areas for native fish and to protect archaeological sites. Beginning Saturday, May 5, 2018, water will be low and steady to benefit bugs and the things that eat bugs, as the dam that holds back Lake Powell will decrease flows over the weekend to give bug eggs a better chance for survival. (David Herasimtschuk/ Freshwaters Illustrated/USGS via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 6:09 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs. In a key stretch of the Colorado River below a dam on the Arizona-Utah border, anglers have been pulling out long, skinny trout that don't give up much of a fight with a hook in their mouths. Turns out...
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In this April 11, 2018 photo, water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota, Wash. Republican members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge's order to spill water from the dam and three others on the Snake River in an attempt to help speed migrating salmon to the Pacific Ocean, saying the increased spill will result in lost power sales and could harm transportation, barging, flood control and irrigation systems. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
April 25, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill that would effectively reverse a federal judge's order to spill water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The bill would prevent any changes in dam operations until 2022. The House approved the bill, 225-...
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April 18, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems unlikely to allow Washington state to get out from under a court order to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. The justices heard arguments Wednesday in a long-running dispute that pits the state against Indian tribes and...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:00 am
TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) — A retired Army general from Delaware reeled in a record bluefin tuna on a recent fishing trip off the North Carolina coast. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality said in a news release this week that Scott Chambers of Townsend brought in the 877-pound fish on...
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This image released by the Guardia Civil on Friday April 6, 2018 shows eels. Spain's Civil Guard says it has brought down a criminal network making lucrative profits by smuggling glass eels to Asia, a burgeoning illicit traffic that is worrying both law enforcement agencies and scientists. Four Chinese citizens, three Spaniards and three Moroccans have been arrested in Spain in an operation coordinated by the European Union's police body, Europol, and involving Spanish and Portuguese investigators. (Guardia Civil/via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese authorities announced Friday that they have taken down a criminal network that has been making large profits by smuggling glass eels to Asia. Authorities across the continent have been trying to tackle the smugglers, who take European glass eels to Asian...
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March 24, 2018 - 8:32 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators say they are conducting a five-year review of threatened and endangered populations of Atlantic sturgeon. Populations of sturgeon are listed as threatened in the Gulf of Maine and endangered in New York Bight, the Chesapeake Bay and off the...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:20 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish that makes its home in the Colorado River basin no longer is at the brink of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will consider reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened within the next year. The fish is characterized by a...
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