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Native fish returns to Maine lake after two-century absence

May. 19, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

CHINA, Maine (AP) — A species of fish has returned to a central Maine lake for the first time in generations. Alewives, a kind of herring, reached China Lake this month, WMTW-TV reported on Wednesday. That hasn't happened since the Revolutionary War era, the station reported. ...

App to provide verified sightings of sharks off New England

May. 18, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

Shark's in the water. But is it near swimmers? Soon, New England beachgoers will know. An aquarium and environmental organization are working together to collect better data about shark sightings and help keep people informed of when the animals are nearby. Representatives with the...

AP Interview: Scottish leader stresses independence, NATO

May. 17, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland should play its “full part” ensuring stability and security in Europe as an...

Record-breaking sunfish caught in Georgia's Satilla River

May. 14, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a redbreast sunfish caught in south Georgia breaks a 24-year-old state record. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Lester Roberts of Blackshear made the big catch May 7 on the Satilla River. He reeled in a redbreast sunfish...

US fishing haul fell 10% during first pandemic year

May. 12, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's commercial fishing industry fell 10% in catch volume and 15% in value during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal regulators said Thursday. The 2020 haul of fish was 8.4 billion pounds, while the value of that catch was $4.8 billion,...

Illegally-stocked walleye caught in Idaho's Lake Cascade

May. 10, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Department is investigating how many illegally-stocked walleye fish are in Lake Cascade after a second walleye catch was reported in four years. Regional Fisheries Biologist Mike Thomas was fishing while off duty with another angler,...

For marine biologist, Haitian gangs make work dangerous

May. 04, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

PEPILLO SALCEDO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a blue bay that spans the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, fishermen from both countries recently aired grievances in a rare face-to-face meeting thanks to the efforts of marine biologist Jean Wiener. The meeting, overseen by...

US company indicted for illegally smuggling valuable eels

May. 03, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has indicted a seafood distributor and eight of its employees and associates on charges of smuggling valuable eels. The company, American Eel Depot of Totowa, New Jersey, is the biggest importer and wholesale distributor of eel meat in the...

Maine dam owner to make changes to try to save salmon

May. 02, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of hydroelectric dams in Maine said Monday it's going to make changes to some of its operations to try to help save the final remaining wild Atlantic salmon in the United States. The country's last wild populations of the fish are found in a few...

Tennessee high school students release trout into river

Apr. 30, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — Zeb Boshears is proud of all he knows about fish, but even he learned a few things Thursday morning when he and his classmates received a very hands-on lesson beside the Little River in Townsend. Since last September students in Heritage High School’s...