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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, ice fisherman Roger Dupuis, of Waltham, Mass., shows off a pair of rainbow smelt he caught on the Kennebec River in Randolph, Maine. Maine's smelts, a small fish beloved by ice fisherman, appear to be continuing a rebound in population after years of decline. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Smelts, sought by Maine ice fishermen, continue rebound

Jan. 20, 2020 3:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's smelts, a small fish beloved by ice fishermen, appear to be continuing a rebound in population after years of decline . Rainbow smelts come to shallow freshwater streams to spawn every spring, which make them a popular target of ice fishermen in the winter. Ice fishing...

Vermont woman wins lifetime hunting, fishing license

Jan. 20, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is entitled to hunt and fish for free for the rest of her life. Elizabeth Grady, 42, of Underhill, won the 2019 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced. More than 13,000 tickets were purchased for the...

Indiana DNR tightens rules for 3 Ohio River fish species

Jan. 19, 2020 4:38 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has imposed more restrictive regulations on three popular game fish found in the Ohio River to align the state with Kentucky's regulations. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said the new emergency rule covers walleye, sauger and saugeye, which are collectively known...

Underwater tire reef experiment in Guam to be cleaned up

Jan. 18, 2020 5:44 PM EST

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Scientists in Guam are trying to determine how to remove a man-made underwater mountain built out of vehicle tires 50 years ago. Guam Environmental Protection Agency scientists hoped the tire reef would improve marine conditions in Cocos Lagoon and increase fish stocks, but has instead...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, an army zodiac secures the entrance of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt. The Suez Canal, which connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, revolutionized maritime travel by creating a direct shipping route between the East and the West. But as Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of its opening, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway's lesser known legacies, the invasion of hundreds of non-native species that have driven the native marine life toward extinction and altered the delicate Mediterranean ecosystem with potentially devastating consequences. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Experts say Med Sea altered by Suez Canal's invasive species

Jan. 16, 2020 2:28 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway’s lesser known legacies — the invasion of hundreds of non-native species, including toxic jellyfish and aggressive lionfish. The canal,...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Guy Runco, director of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, releases a common murre near the Anchorage small boat harbor in Anchorage, Alaska. Hundreds of thousands of common murres, a fast-flying seabird, died from starvation four winters ago in the North Pacific, and a new research paper attempts to explain why. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Researchers tie massive Pacific seabird die-off to heat wave

Jan. 15, 2020 2:07 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Common murres look like skinny penguins but fly like F-15 fighter jets. The North Pacific seabirds can quickly cover hundreds of miles searching for schools of small forage fish. Their powerful wings let them dive more than 150 feet (46 meters) under water to gorge on capelin, sand...

Tribes break ground on hatchery that aims to restore salmon

Jan. 15, 2020 12:09 PM EST

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. (AP) — The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has broke ground on a long-awaited hatchery in the Walla Wall River basin. During a ground-breaking event at the South Fork Walla Walla Chinook salmon spawning facility outside Milton-Freewater, Tribal Board of...

Beach ranger: North Carolina surfer suffers shark bite

Jan. 14, 2020 7:57 AM EST

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast Monday afternoon, according to a chief beach ranger. A 26-year-old was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital about 2:30 p.m. with injuries that weren't considered...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 13, 2020 9:00 AM EST

Lansing State Journal. January 8, 2020 Move to allow cellphone use in court is a positive step for equal access The Michigan Supreme Court should be applauded for its decision that cellphones and other electronic devices must be explicitly allowed in courthouses and courtrooms starting May 1, on the basis of...

Wildlife agency says silver carp reported in East Tennessee

Jan. 13, 2020 6:22 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has received a report of invasive silver carp spotted in Chickamauga Lake. An angler told the agency a silver carp jumped into his boat as he deployed a trolling motor, according to a news release from the agency. The man said he saw another...