Thinking Big Picture: Engineering with Nature

NOAA Fisheries – What if you could engineer a system that would keep your house clean, mow your lawn, and take out your trash with little to no effort? That’s the idea behind Engineering with Nature (EWN). But instead of tackling household chores, EWN uses Mother Nature’s own powers to tackle engineering projects, like maintaining beaches, protecting important roads and structures, and Read More…

NOAA requests partnership with Fishery Management

The San Juan Journal – Citing a declining Southern resident orca population, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is requesting collaboration with the Pacific Fishery Management Council, the governing body that creates fishing season regulations from California to Washington. “We are taking many actions to conserve and recover Southern resident killer whales and Read More…

Battle to eliminate destructive nutria in California is three years…

FOX26 News – The State Department of Fish and Wildlife has been battling the destructive Nutria for two years. State biologists believe it will be another three years before they win the war against the pesky rodent. The nutria is considered a triple threat to Valley wetlands, agriculture and water delivery systems. Greg Gerstenberg is a biologist for fish and wildlife. "In large Read More…

Expedition uncovers new insights into salmon migration

The Fish Site – The $1.3 million International Gulf of Alaska Expedition 2019, which was organised by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC), involved 21 scientific personnel from five Pacific Rim countries – Japan, Korea, Russia, the United States and Canada. The expedition is the first in decades to study salmon in the high seas and has already made many exciting Read More…

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK’d for dinner

FOX 8 Cleveland – Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say. The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an important step toward ultimately delisting the river altogether as an area of concern. Read More…

A California battle over swordfish — and gill nets

Capitol Weekly – Conservationists are pushing a $1 million effort this summer to change the way swordfish are caught off the California coast by phasing out the use of gill nets. They are the mile-long nylon nets used to catch swordfish but that also ensnare other species, causing conservation organizations to seek an end to their use. Commercial fishermen can use gill nets now, with a Read More…

Penn State brook trout researchers featured in new ‘Expedition…

Penn State News – It's a long way from Shanerburg Run, not far from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to the closest shores of the Chesapeake Bay … about 200 miles. And yet the stream — or more precisely the studies Penn State researchers are conducting on the eastern brook trout it harbors — will be highlighted in a new film about the estuary and its watershed. “Expedition Chesapeake, Read More…

Changes in Ocean ‘Conveyor Belt’ Foretold Abrupt Climate Changes…

State of the Planet – In the Atlantic Ocean, a giant ‘conveyor belt’ carries warm waters from the tropics into the North Atlantic, where they cool and sink and then return southwards in the deep ocean. This circulation pattern is an important player in the global climate, regulating weather patterns in the Arctic, Europe, and around the world. Evidence increasingly suggests that this Read More…

Agreement intends to help landowners aid salmon

Ag Alert – A group of agricultural landowners in Siskiyou County has sought to enter into a federal agreement to help salmon species in the Shasta River while ensuring their efforts would allow them to continue operating their ranching businesses in a viable way. Working as the Shasta Watershed Conservation Group, 10 landowners in the watersheds of the upper Shasta River—a tributary of Read More…

Summer field trip programme examines Mekong Delta

Viet Nam News – Foreign and Vietnamese lecturers and postgraduates will conduct research about landslides, river pollution, climate-change adaptation, transnational marriages and Khmer migration as part of the Summer School & Field Trip 2019 from March 18 to 31 in the Mekong Delta. Seven field sites in HCM City, Cần Thơ, Bình Dương, Trà Vinh, Đồng Tháp and Sóc Trăng will Read More…