Linkages between flow regime, biota, and ecosystem processes:…

Science Mag – Human activities have altered the flow regimes of many of Earth's rivers, with negative impacts on biodiversity, water quality, and ecological processes. In a Review, Palmer and Ruhi explain how restoration designs now attempt to mimic ecologically important aspects of natural flow regimes, guided by insights into how variations in flow affect biota and ecosystem processes. To Read More…

Trout Unlimited: Time to address dwindling salmon and steelhead…

Idaho County Free Press – The Idaho Fish and Game Commission announced today that they would be closing the Clearwater River to steelhead fishing effective Sept. 29, marking the first time in decades that the Clearwater has been closed to anglers. Returns of salmon and steelhead are on track to be one of the lowest on record, creating a long-term problem for recovery of this iconic Read More…

Authorities bust illegal fishing

The Phnom Penh Post – At least 1,843 cases of illegal fishing were busted by the authorities in the last eight months and 19 out of 89 perpetrators were imprisoned by the court, said a report on the overall result of fisheries crimes cracked down nationwide. The Post obtained the report from the Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. “One Read More…

Endangered fish swept through spillway are returned to river

Daily Comet – For more than two sweltering August weeks, state and federal biologists worked to rescue endangered fish swept out of the Mississippi River during a flood fight that lasted for months. They waded or leaned out of boats with dip nets and went neck-deep into canals with seins to net endangered pallid sturgeon. The endangered sturgeon and flat-billed, open-mouthed cousins Read More…

Palo Alto looks to sell, treat — and possibly ask people to drink…

Palo Alto Online – In an effort to open the spigot on recycled water in the region, Palo Alto and Santa Clara Valley Water are exploring a deal that would send the city's wastewater to a treatment plant elsewhere in the county, where it would be treated, transformed into potable water and potentially resold to the city for its residents and businesses. The proposed deal would give Palo Alto a Read More…

Groups work to restore fish populations

Ag Alert – To improve the ecosystem and recover fish populations, California water users and water managers routinely collaborate with state and federal fishery and water agencies and conservation groups to build habitat improvement projects that they believe will lead to a better water future for the state. In the Sacramento River near Redding this spring, water districts, government Read More…

Climate Change: Strengthening Atmospheric Rivers

ABC10 – Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit next week, 10News is diving deeper into the affects of climate change. Climate change is leading to more dangerous and deadly wildfires and so often after fires scorch the ground in the fall, the heavy winter rains in atmospheric rivers lead to mudslides and flooding. The scary reality is that these types of storms are going to get Read More…

Ecologists find strong evidence of fishing down the food web in…

Science Daily – Research by ecologists at the University of Toronto and Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry shows strong evidence in a freshwater lake of "fishing down the food web" -- the deliberate shift away from top predatory fish on the food chain to smaller species closer to the base. While the effect has historically been observed almost exclusively in marine Read More…

The Battle Over Fish Farming In The Open Ocean Heats Up, As EPA…

NPR – Fish farming has been positioned by its boosters as a sustainable alternative to wild-caught seafood and an economic driver that would put our oceans to work. So far, restrictions on where aquaculture operations can be located have kept the U.S. industry relatively small. In 2016, domestic aquaculture in state-controlled waters accounted for about $1.6 billion worth of seafood, or Read More…

How much fishing gear is lost at sea?

CSIRO – Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear or ‘ghost gear’ contributes substantially to global marine pollution responsible for wide-reaching environmental and socioeconomic impacts. Until now there has not been a clear global picture of the quantity and type of fishing gear lost worldwide. Using data from 68 studies published between 1975 and 2017, researchers Read More…