Latest Fish News

Hungry birds: Food a concern for brown pelicans

May. 27, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of the North Coast has already cared for several starving young California brown pelicans this spring. Brown pelicans, which migrate north in the spring from nesting colonies off Southern California and Mexico, spent several decades on the federal endangered species...

Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

May. 25, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in southwest...

Klamath Tribes sue regulators over management of Oregon lake

May. 25, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The Klamath Tribes are suing federal regulators claiming they failed to keep a southern Oregon lake full enough to ensure the continued survival of sucker fish. The tribes filed the lawsuit in federal court Wednesday calling on the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Mountain Valley pipeline protester comes down after 57 days

May. 24, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — After 57 days and a food blockade orchestrated by law enforcement, the Mountain Valley Pipeline protester known as Nutty has descended from her perch atop a pole in Virginia. The Roanoke Times reports Nutty left the platform suspended from a 50-foot pole blocking a construction access...

Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

May. 20, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a...

US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

May. 17, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of American fish stocks that can be described as "overfished" has hit an all-time low, the U.S. government announced on Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the statement as part of its annual Status of Stocks Report to Congress. Six...

Sea otters rebound but struggle to regain historic range

May. 17, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to an undersea world that's falling apart in their...

Boy bitten by shark at South Carolina island

May. 17, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy was bitten by a shark while splashing in waist-deep water along the South Carolina coast, according to the boy's mother. Tonya Turrell told the Island Packet of Hilton Head that her son Jei was bitten in the right forearm while he and his brother were...

California man admits illegally importing protected fish

May. 2, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of illegally importing protected aquarium fish from Indonesia. Shawn Naolu Lee and a co-defendant overseas were indicted last year after authorities found a package containing eight Asian arowana. The colorful freshwater...

Federal judge sides with fish in Klamath water dispute

May. 1, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request from Klamath Basin farmers and ranchers to ease their water situation this spring. A court injunction requires the Bureau of Reclamation to hold 50,000 acre-feet of stored water in Upper Klamath Lake through early June to flush away a deadly...