Latest Fish News

New law allows bass to be farm-raised, sold in markets

Oct. 16, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Coming soon to your neighborhood seafood market: farm-raised Florida largemouth bass. Thanks to a law passed this spring, bass will expand its popularity from a favorite fishing target to the seafood sales list in the Sunshine State. At face...

Murkowski reports bringing in nearly $1.1M in last quarter

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported bringing in nearly $1.1 million during the last fundraising quarter, though the Republican has yet to formally announce any re-election plans. A report filed with the Federal Election Commission, released...

Nothing funny about bad year for Maine's clownish puffins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's beloved puffins suffered one of their worst years for reproduction in decades this summer due to a lack of the small fish they eat. Puffins are seabirds with colorful beaks that nest on four small islands off the coast of Maine. There are...

Aging equipment, spills test ties between oil, California

Oct. 15, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to recover a lost anchor chain, a work boat dragged a grappling hook along the seabed near an oil platform off the Southern California coast. But it hooked something else -- a pipeline carrying crude oil from the towering rig to shore. Once...

Angler catches first alligator gar recorded in Kansas

Oct. 12, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fisheries officials are working to determine how a 39.5 pound alligator gar ended up in a state river. The fisheries division of the Kansas Wildlife & Parks announced Tuesday that an angler pulled the gar last week from the Neosho River...

EU announces cuts in Baltic catches of herring, cod

Oct. 12, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union imposed cuts in catches of cod and herring in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, to make sure both threatened stock and the region's fishing fleet have a chance of survival. The sea off several of the EU's northern member states has been...

Wildlife biologists studying migration of the American shad

Oct. 10, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts state wildlife biologists are participating in an ongoing study of the American shad — a fish that spends more of its life in the ocean, but returns to fresh water to spawn. During these migrations, shad must travel long distances, and can...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 08, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. October 6, 2021. Editorial: No regard The other day, we published a letter to the editor from someone who acknowledged that they were against the coronavirus vaccination and had not received it. The response within the community has...

Florida could lift 30-year ban on catching goliath grouper

Oct. 07, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s wildlife agency is proposing to lift its three-decade ban on catching and killing goliath groupers, arguing that the species’ numbers have rebounded. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a draft proposal...

Florida could lift 30-year ban on catching goliath grouper

Oct. 07, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's wildlife agency is proposing to lift its three-decade ban on catching and killing goliath groupers, arguing that the species' numbers have rebounded. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a draft proposal on...