Don’t be fooled, Modesto farmers — Trump’s California water…

The Modesto Bee – President Donald Trump promised in a Central Valley visit on Wednesday that his new water edict would benefit farmers, drawing applause and adulation from a Kern County crowd. But the brash move is more likely to hurt than to help growers, whether in Bakersfield or Modesto. That’s because his plan may blow up delicate negotiations among all interests receiving water Read More…

Bringing ‘two eyed seeing’ — Indigenous knowledge and science…

CBC – A young fisheries scientist and conservation biologist currently in the final stages of obtaining her Ph.D. has found a way to make connections between her area of study, her Indigenous roots, and her passion to pass knowledge and experience on to others, especially young women. Andrea Reid was born in Montreal and raised by her non-aboriginal mother in a small community on Prince Read More…

Attorney General Becerra Files Lawsuit Against Trump Administration…

State of California – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the California Environmental Protection Agency today filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for failing to protect endangered fish species from federal water export operations. The lawsuit asserts that biological opinions prepared by federal agencies under the Read More…

Tahoe RCD plan to eradicate some non-native fish in Lake Tahoe…

Tahoe Daily Tribune – The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is proposing a program to eradicate some invasive fish in Lake Tahoe. The Target Invasive Fish Control Program will target Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Black crappie, Brown bullhead and goldfish. “This project is targeting invasive fish that were illegally introduced and are not managed by any state wildlife Read More…

Salmon in the classroom gives students ‘fish-eyed’ view of their…

NBC Right Now – A new class subject is making its' way into more local classrooms all about salmon and Washington's local dams. "Salmon in the Classroom" and "Salmon Power" are two programs joined together through NOAA Fisheries and the Benton County Conservation District all to teach local 4th and 5th graders about salmon. The program was started several years ago and has already made Read More…

New report studies impact of women in fisheries

The Cordova Times – A new federal study with an eye on historical data concludes that women participate in Alaska fisheries differently than men, often in essential work not captured in fisheries statistics. Their integral, multifaceted role makes them important players in the state’s commercial fisheries, with women being key to contributing to family adaptability and in turn community Read More…

California Fish and Game ends striped bass population mandate,…

The Sacramento Bee – The California Fish and Game Commission on Friday voted unanimously to amend its decades-old policy regarding striped bass, beginning a process that could allow the population to decline. The decision ends a 1996 policy that had committed the state to sustaining a population of about 1 million striped bass in the Delta and other California waterways. They’re Read More…

Study reveals hidden risks of estuary development for young salmon

Simon Fraser University – A Simon Fraser University-led research team has found significant evidence that human activity in estuaries is impacting juvenile Pacific and Atlantic salmon. The team’s review of 167 peer-reviewed studies (from an initial search of 13,000) identified negative impacts from several stressors, including the effects of flood-protecting tidal gates, pollution and Read More…

What do sturgeon eat? DNR finds frogs in stomach for first time

FOX 11 News – A sturgeon harvested in Lake Winneconne is giving some scientists something they haven't seen before. Seven frogs were found inside the prehistoric fish's stomach during routine sampling. During a typical spearing season, the Department of Natural Resources collects sturgeon stomachs, so biologists can see what the big fish are eating. Lake fly larvae, or red worms, are a Read More…

Less than a Fifth of Deep-Sea Life Is Identifiable

Hakai Magazine – Nine hundred hours of deep-sea video footage has revealed a lot about how little we understand the abyssal ocean. Researchers scrutinizing the footage, taken around Pacific islands such as Hawai‘i, have concluded that they only recognize roughly a fifth of the creatures caught on the recordings. The research, presented at a scientific meeting in San Diego, Read More…