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Delayed trout season opens in Eastern Sierra's Inyo County

May. 28, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Trout season was allowed to open Thursday in the Eastern Sierra’s Inyo County after a delay due to concerns that an influx of anglers would spread COVID-19 in the region, which has some of California’s most prized stream and lake fishing. With restrictions on...

Scallop fishing off New England to face some limitations

May. 27, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Scallop fishing off New England will be subject to some limitations for about 10 months, federal regulators say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration closed the northern Gulf of Maine fishing area, which means vessels fishing under federal regulations can't fish for or possess...

Board rejects Hawaii commercial aquarium fishing statement

May. 27, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A state board has rejected an environmental impact statement submitted by a group seeking permits for commercial aquarium fishing around Hawaii island. The Board of Land and Natural Resources voted Friday to reject the statement of more than 2,000 pages submitted by 10 West Hawaii aquarium...

Vermont's free fishing day is June 13; no license required

May. 25, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's free fishing day is coming up next month. On Saturday, June 13, anyone may fish without a fishing license in the state's streams and lakes. The day also kicks off the start of the regular bass fishing season. "Fishing is an activity that can be shared with family or...

In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Chris Garro shows off the long root under some herbs growing at the aquaponic greenhouse at Garro Farms in Nisland, S.D. (Lacey Peterson/Black Hills Pioneer via AP)

Western South Dakota aquaponic farm floats fresh food

May. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A Butte County couple is putting fish to work in a new aquaponic greenhouse, growing fresh, locally-grown lettuce that now lines Northern Hills grocery shelves. He is a Black Hills and Wyoming native, she’s from northeast Iowa, and together, Chris and Alexa Garro, owners...

Plan for large salmon farm going ahead in Belfast, Maine

May. 22, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The developers of a planned salmon farm in Belfast said they're awaiting permits from the state to move ahead with the project. Nordic Aquafarms, which is based in Norway, wants to build the farm to produce tens of millions of pounds of salmon per year. The Maine Board of...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, water flows through a fish ladder designed to help migrating fish swim through the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota, Wash. An Environmental Protection Agency report provides details about how federal government dams in the Snake and Columbia river system raise summer water temperatures, hurting endangered salmon runs. The report made public Tuesday, May 19, 2020 said dams on both rivers play a role in raising water temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the point at which the water becomes harmful to salmon and steelhead. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File)

EPA says federal dams raise water temperature in Snake River

May. 20, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency report provides details about how federal government dams in the Snake and Columbia river system raise summer water temperatures, hurting endangered salmon runs. The report made public Tuesday said dams on both rivers play a role in raising water...

Maryland, Virginia, D.C. intend to sue EPA on bay pollution

May. 18, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to require two other states to implement plans to cut pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, officials said Monday. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the...

Red snapper season begins May 22

May. 17, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) — Red snapper fishing season begins next weekend on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said red snapper season will begin Friday. The season will consist of four-day weekends, Friday through Monday, from May 22 to July 19. Anglers...

This May 6, 2020, photo, shows a wild brown trout taken on a dry fly from a Catskills river outside Roscoe, N.Y. Fishing shops in Roscoe that should be overflowing with anglers are empty, due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Rob Jagodzinski)

VIRUS DIARY: On a river, with rod and reel, he finds peace

May. 13, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

ROSCOE, N.Y. (AP) — The Catskills village that calls itself “Trout Town USA” is all but a ghost town this spring. Fishing shops in Roscoe, New York, that should be overflowing with anglers are empty, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Guide services are idled, since they are nonessential...