Latest Fish News

Wisconsin Assembly approves increases in out-of-state outdoor license fees to help close deficit

Feb. 22, 2024 17:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would raise a variety of hunting, fishing and trapping license fees for out-of-state residents to help shrink a deficit in the state's fish and wildlife account. The Assembly passed the legislation 97-0,...

Charlotte, a stingray with no male companion, is pregnant in her mountain aquarium

Feb. 14, 2024 18:59 PM EST

Charlotte, a rust-colored stingray the size of a serving platter, has spent much of her life gliding around the confines of a storefront aquarium in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains. She's 2,300 miles (3,700 kilometers) from her natural habitat under the waves off southern...

Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline, UN report says

Feb. 12, 2024 03:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline, according to a new United Nations report released Monday. Many songbirds, sea turtles, whales, sharks and other migratory animals move to different environments with changing seasons and are imperiled...

Lawsuit seeks to protect dolphins if flood-control spillway is used near New Orleans

Jan. 24, 2024 22:07 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Opening a spillway as a flood-control measure in 2019 sent polluted fresh water from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico and killed bottlenose dolphins that live in saltwater, according to a new lawsuit. Several local governments and business groups...

Wisconsin wildlife officials warn of $16M shortfall as fewer people get hunting licenses

Jan. 24, 2024 17:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's wildlife management account will start the next two-year budget period nearly $16 million in the red thanks largely to dwindling hunting license sales, putting projects from fish stocking to habitat restoration in doubt, state Department of Natural Resources...

Federal officials consider adding 10 more species, including a big bumble bee, to endangered list

Jan. 24, 2024 14:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials announced Wednesday they will consider adding 10 new species to the Endangered Species Act, including a big bumble bee that serves as a key pollinator across the United States. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said they had...

Bid by meatpacker JBS to join New York Stock Exchange faces opposition over Amazon deforestation

Jan. 18, 2024 20:15 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — In recent weeks, lawmakers in the United States and the United Kingdom have sent letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission cautioning against the listing of JBS, the world's largest meatpacking company, on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading on the...

Owner of Bahamian diving experience launches investigation after shark attacks US boy

Jan. 17, 2024 19:48 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The owner that operates a diving experience in the Bahamas where a 10-year-old boy from Maryland was attacked by a shark this week said late Wednesday that an internal investigation is underway. Stuart Cove, of Blue Adventures, said in a statement that...

Five companies agree to pay $7.2 million for polluting two Ohio creeks

Jan. 08, 2024 16:52 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Five companies have agreed to pay the federal government more than $7.2 million overall to resolve claims stemming from longstanding pollution in two adjacent creeks in the Maumee River watershed in northwestern Ohio. The settlement with Ohio Refining Co.,...

Most money for endangered species goes to a small number of creatures, leaving others in limbo

Dec. 30, 2023 01:08 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Since passage of the Endangered Species Act 50 years ago, more than 1,700 plants, mammals, fish, insects and other species in the U.S. have been listed as threatened or endangered with extinction. Yet federal government data reveals striking disparities in how much money is...