Lake trout suppression program churns on despite pandemic

Explore Big Sky — Even a global pandemic couldn’t derail a battle that has raged for 25 years underwater within Yellowstone National Park. Since 1995 National Park Service crews and contracted commercial fishing boats have harvested more than 3.35 million non-native lake trout from Yellowstone Lake through gillnetting efforts in an attempt to eradicate the invasive species that threaten Read More…

After Paso Robles riverbed fire, work underway on long-term…

KCBX — A fire in Paso Robles on June 22 destroyed two homes, damaged nine others and forced a third of the city to evacuate. The nonfatal wildfire started in a small stretch of the Salinas River, in an area where city officials consider dry grasses and brush an ongoing fire danger. Now, Paso Robles and the regional water board have agreed on an emergency plan to clear out the vegetation. Read More…

California’s Clear Lake named best bass fishery of the past decade

Kern Valley Sun — Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. While tournament data could not be gathered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, crunching numbers gathered over the past eight years revealed a surprising Best Bass Lake of the Decade — California’s Clear Lake. Overall, California had six fisheries on the Top 100 list Read More…

Why more great white sharks are showing up in Atlantic Canada

CBC News — Climate change, a supply of seals to eat and effective conservation in the United States are all possible explanations for the apparent increase in great white sharks in Atlantic Canada, according to a newly published paper in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. The peer-reviewed report, led by authors from the University of Windsor in Ontario, speculates Read More…

Why waterfront music fests may be stressing out local sea life and…

The Palm Beach Post — Waterfront music festivals may unnerve underwater ecosystems and potentially disrupt the love life of a froggy-looking fish that is a dietary staple for dolphins, according to a new University of Miami study. The study, published last month in the journal Environmental Pollution, was conducted by researchers who were concerned about how sound from the high energy, Read More…

Headless sea lions have been washing up on Canadian beaches, and some…

MSN — Decapitated sea lions have been washing up on the shores of Vancouver Island and no one is entirely sure why.  Since March, Vancouver Island resident Deborah Short has found five sea lion carcasses without their heads, according to CTV News. "I was devastated, completely devastated by it. I couldn't believe that somebody could sever the head of a sea lion," she said. "It was Read More…

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris Introduces Legislation to Ensure…

Sierra Sun Times — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday announced the introduction of the Water for Tomorrow Act, legislation that ensures the nation’s water supply is safe and sustainable. The threat of climate change, which has a disproportionate impact on low-income communities and communities of color, will continue to intensify water scarcity and extreme weather Read More…

Evolutionary biologists find several fish adapt in the same way to…

ScienceDaily — Several species of fish have adapted to harsh environments using the same mechanism, which brings to question evolutionary chance, according to a study by Kansas State University and Washington State University. Michi Tobler, associate professor, Ryan Greenway, May 2019 doctoral graduate, and Nick Barts, doctoral student, all in the Division of Biology; Joanna Kelley, Read More…

Solutions to conserving wetlands

Khmer Times — More than 50 government officials, civil society organisations and stakeholders held a meeting yesterday to discuss, share experiences and find solutions for the protection and conservation of Mekong River wetlands to be more effective and sustainable. The meeting was held at the forum on “Mekong Wetland, Water Governance and Climate Change” in Stung Treng Read More…

Aquaculture sector takes off in Cambodia

Khmer Times — Cambodia has seen remarkable increase of aquaculture with in the last decade, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Minister Veng Sakhon, shared the notice recently underlining that Cambodia’s aquafarming rose from 50,000 tonnes in 2009 to more than 300,000 tonnes in 2019. As targeted in the ministry’s strategy, Cambodia aims to achieve Read More…