Fish

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides _ chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion _ after a years-long court fight by environmental groups. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will review a court order that could force Washington state to pay billions of dollars to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration — a development the state attorney general is using to try to persuade Northwest...
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January 09, 2018 - 9:01 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific. Nan Hauser said she didn't understand the actions of the 25-ton whale that she met face-to-face in the Cook Islands. Then she saw the shark. She's heard on a video...
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January 04, 2018 - 12:33 am
OLD LYME, Connecticut (AP) — Interstate fishing managers are holding hearings in East Coast states about a plan to change the rules about one of the Atlantic Ocean's most popular recreational fisheries. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering changing the way it manages the...
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December 27, 2017 - 8:53 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A 3,500-pound (1,588-kilogram) great white shark made famous online has vanished from electronic monitoring. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports no one has seen or heard from Mary Lee since her transmitter's last ping in June. Mary Lee has been the darling of the East...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, young salmon that have been transported by tanker truck from the Coleman National Fish hatchery are loaded into a floating net suspended on a pontoon barge at Mare Island, Calif. A desperate decision to truck baby salmon to their destination in the Pacific Ocean during California's drought, when dry rivers made their usual migration routes unnavigable, has resulted in generations of lost salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to their normal spawning grounds. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 26, 2017 - 2:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A desperate decision to truck California's native baby salmon toward the Pacific Ocean during the state's drought may have resulted in generations of lost young salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to their reproductive grounds. With fewer native fall-run Chinook...
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In this Dec. 11, 2017 photo, men in protective clothing work at the Martin Aaron Inc. Superfund site in Camden, N.J, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Hundreds of the nation’s most polluted places are at an increasing risk of spreading contamination beyond their borders by more frequent storms and rising seas. An Associated Press analysis of flood zone, census and EPA data shows that almost 2 million people live within a mile of more than 300 at-risk toxic sites, mostly in low-income, heavily minority neighborhoods. These sites span the nation, but Florida, New Jersey and California have the most. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 22, 2017 - 3:29 am
TAPRON SPRING, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Stansbury propped his rusty bike against a live oak tree and cast his fishing line into the rushing waters of Florida's Anclote River. When he bought a house down the street last year, Stansbury says he wasn't told that his slice of paradise had a hidden problem...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:17 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The federal government is recommending reducing the commercial fishing quota for butterfish by more than 40 percent in the coming year. Butterfish are small fish that are used for food and bait. They're caught along the East Coast. The National Oceanic and...
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December 13, 2017 - 6:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations have agreed to set quota levels that ensure more sustainable fishing in the Northeastern Atlantic and the North Sea, but environmentalists insist the bloc is behind in its schedule to end overfishing by 2020. After marathon talks that ended early Wednesday, EU...
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December 05, 2017 - 7:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native tribe and three environmental groups sued the U.S. government, claiming an agency granted mineral exploration permits without considering how a mine could affect a major salmon river and bald eagle preserve. The lawsuit filed Monday by the Chilkat Indian...
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