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Fish with a warden sessions offered through September

Jul. 6, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering anglers a chance to fish with a game warden in order to get fishing tips or questions answered about the sport. The department is holding “Fish with a Warden” sessions through September across the state. "We know...

Dredging project underway at Indiana park lagoon

Jul. 5, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A lagoon in an Indiana park has been partially drained and now undergoing a dredging project as part of a larger plan to improve the recreation area. The dredging at a lagoon in Lafayette's Columbian Park park is expected to be done in October, the Journal and Courier reported. Crews...

Hospitality industry may suffer from foreign visa suspension

Jul. 5, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — After hosting exchange students from all over the world for the last 15 years, Whitefish resident Sue Moll will have a much quieter house this ski season. Every year, Moll hosts foreign J-1 visa workers who travel to the U.S. to work at Whitefish Mountain Resort (WMR) as part of a...

Overfished bluefish subject to less harvest in '20, '21

Jul. 4, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bluefish are overfished, and federal regulators are cutting the amount that fishermen can harvest in the coming years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said commercial fishermen will be able to bring 2.77 million pounds of the fish to land in 2020 and 2021. That's...

To capture catfish forced to the surface by a low-frequency electric current, researchers in a fast chase boat swoop in with dip nets to scoop them up before they get away, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 near Leon, W.Va. (John McCoy/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Researchers use 'shocking' method to capture catfish

Jul. 4, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

LEON, W.Va. (AP) — With its two spider-like electrodes dangling into the water, the big boat idled along slowly. “There!” one of the men on the boat yelled, pointing toward a spot 20 yards away where a catfish skittered across the surface. A smaller boat zoomed toward the fish, and a man in...

Indiana farm touts genetically modified, fast-growing salmon

Jul. 4, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A fish farming pioneer in Albany, Indiana, says it expects to harvest genetically modified salmon at its indoor facility in the fourth quarter of this year. AquaBounty Technologies developed the AquAdvantage salmon to grow faster than conventional Atlantic salmon. “We’re...

In this image from a video, the covered body is placed on a cliff near Indian Head, Australia Saturday, July 4, 2020. A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9 via AP)

Scuba diver killed in Australia shark attack

Jul. 4, 2020 5:47 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. The man was attacked at around 2 p.m. near Indian Head on the eastern side of Fraser Island. A doctor and nurse at the scene provided first aid until...

This 2014 microscope photo provided by Dr. F. Dahlke shows 1.5 mm diameter eggs of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Global warming looks like it will be a far bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought, since a study led by Dahlke released on Thursday, July 2, 2020 shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are far more vulnerable to hotter water. (Dr. F. Dahlke via AP)

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

Jul. 2, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

Global warming looks like it will be a bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought: A new study shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are more vulnerable to hotter water. With medium-level human-caused climate change expected by the end of the century, the...

Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake closed for July

Jul. 1, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Walleye fishing on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake has closed for July. The planned closure took effect Wednesday, in anticipation of a fall walleye season. Officials with the Department of Natural Resources determined closing the popular lake to walleye fishing in July would...

FILE - This June 1, 2012 file photo shows the Sawtooth National Recreation Area near Stanley, Idaho. A federal judge has ruled that work can continue on a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley in central Idaho. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, rejected a request by David Boren and Lynn Arnone to stop work on the trail that crosses Sawtooth Mountain Ranch. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)

Work can continue on central Idaho trail crossing ranch

Jul. 1, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that work can continue on a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley in central Idaho. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Tuesday rejected a request by David Boren and Lynn...