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Grizzly euthanized after injuring Montana hiker in attack

Apr. 9, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials euthanized a female grizzly bear following an attack on a hiker. The department did not release the hiker's identity or the extent of injuries he suffered west of Dupuyer around 9 p.m. Wednesday, The Great Falls Tribune...

FILE - In this July 23, 2013, file photo, the slopes of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge rise on the distant horizon above Crump Lake and bales of cut hay near Adel, Ore. The Trump administration plans to open up 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries around the United States under a proposal unveiled Wednesday, April 8, 2020, that is aimed at giving Americans more recreational access on public lands. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Trump to open more wildlife refuge land to hunting, fishing

Apr. 8, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal unveiled Wednesday that is aimed at giving Americans more recreational access on public lands. The plan earned...

Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier Reef

Apr. 6, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A shark fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Tuesday. Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the 23-year-old victim worked for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. “Once again a family out there is...

Hawaii conservation groups file white-tip shark lawsuit

Apr. 4, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service was asked in a lawsuit filed in Hawaii to protect Pacific oceanic white-tip sharks, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. The environmental law firm Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of several conservation...

Vermont preparing for opening of 2020 trout season

Apr. 4, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state’s upcoming trout season is a way to get outdoors safely during the time of COVID-19, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says. The opening of trout season this year is April 11. Experts say that despite snow cover in areas anglers can still have fun and catch...

Illinois bans activities at state parks amid virus outbreak

Apr. 3, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has barred all activities at state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas and historic sites in another move to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Colleen Callahan, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said in a statement that hunters and...

Judge allows Alaska tribal herring lawsuit to move forward

Apr. 3, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska court upheld a lawsuit by a tribal organization against the state concerning the sac roe herring fishery and its protection as a subsistence resource. Juneau Superior Court Judge Daniel Schally ruled to allow the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's lawsuit seeking protection of its...

FILE - This Nov. 26, 209 file photo shows Omega Protein's menhaden processing plant on Cockrell's Creek in Reedville, Va., The company that makes fish-oil supplements will keep its certification for sustainable fishing despite defiance of catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability marker is prominently displayed on seafood packages in grocery stores. It means that a company catches fish from a healthy population and leaves little impact on the food chain, among other factors.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Fish-oil firm keeps 'sustainable' label despite controversy

Apr. 2, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A company that makes fish-oil supplements will keep its certification for sustainable fishing despite defiance of catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability marker is prominently displayed on seafood packages in grocery stores. It means a...

Longtime federal judge and Oregon politician dies at 91

Apr. 2, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Retired U.S. District Judge James A. Redden, who presided over the Northwest’s biggest salmon lawsuit and had served as an Oregon state representative, state treasurer and attorney general, died Tuesday. The 91-year-old died at an adult foster care home, where he was being...

Alaska fishing industry plans for salmon season amid virus

Apr. 2, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska government officials and fishing industry professionals are making plans to ensure the state can have a strong summer salmon season amid changes forced by the outbreak of the coronavirus. Alaska's chief medical officer says the state has a fisheries work group looking at how...