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Proposed San Diego fish farm could be first in federal water

Sep. 21, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A research institute in San Diego and an investment group in Long Beach have teamed up to propose what could be the first open-ocean fish farm in federal waters off the southern California coast. Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and Pacific6 Enterprise proposed the Pacific Ocean AquaFarm...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, a black bear saunters across a busy street in downtown Juneau, Alaska. A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau's garbage with unusual frequency, a wildlife official said. KTOO Public Media reports that a poor berry crop and lackluster salmon runs mean more bears are looking for food among the city's trash. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

More young bears, less food send them to Juneau’s garbage

Sep. 21, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau's garbage with unusual frequency, a wildlife official said. A poor berry crop and lackluster salmon runs this year mean more bears are looking for food...

Georgia snorkeler attacked by shark in Florida Keys

Sep. 20, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A 30-year-old snorkeler from Atlanta, Georgia was attacked by a shark in the Florida Keys on Sunday. Andrew Eddy was in a private boat with his family, exploring the reefs at Sombrero Key Light when he was bitten on the shoulder by a bull shark, Monroe County Sheriff's officials said....

FILE - In this March 23, 2016 file photo, a foreign worker unloads fish from a U.S. fishing vessel at Pier 38 in Honolulu. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 the Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of issuing licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii's longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an Associated Press investigation revealed claims of human trafficking and questionable labor practices.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor

Sep. 18, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on the legality of granting licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an Associated Press investigation revealed claims of human trafficking and questionable...

Storm damaged boats sit at the dock in a marina, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

Sep. 18, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, even as a second round of flooding took shape along rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains. Across southern Alabama...

This Sept. 10, 2020, photo provided by Erik Withalm shows the roll gates on the Leaburg Dam opened to release water and drain the lake behind the dam during the Holiday Farm Fire east of Eugene, Oregon. The local utility opened the dams to prevent wildfire debris and downed trees from snagging on the gates, but the move deprived the nearby Leaburg Fish Hatchery of fresh water. The hatchery was forced to release more than 1 million steelhead, chinook salmon and trout into the McKenzie River to save them. (Erik Withalm/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)

Fish in Oregon hatcheries die, released early as fires rage

Sep. 17, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As wildfires raged through Oregon, staff at fish hatcheries around the state raced to try to save – or prematurely release – millions of chinook salmon, steelhead and trout being raised in captivity to preserve fragile fish species, state officials said Thursday. About...

Washington state county states goal to remove polluting dam

Sep. 15, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state county announced its goal to remove the Electron Dam on the Puyallup River located roughly 42 miles (68 kilometers) southeast of Seattle following the pollution of the river by the dam's owners. Electron Hydro, the dam's owners, polluted over 40 miles (64 kilometers) of...

Four rivers to be treated for sea lamprey control

Sep. 13, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Four tributaries of Lake Champlain will be treated with a pesticide this fall to control sea lamprey that prey on wild trout, salmon and other species, federal and state wildlife officials say. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife will...

State checking reports of stinky lakes after Hurricane Laura

Sep. 11, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Decaying plants pushed in by Hurricane Laura are the likely cause of stinky, bad water in two southwestern lakes, and a fish kill in one lake adds to the stench, state officials say. “Its not dangerous. It just smells bad. It’s a real nuisance in some spots,”...

Resort owners accused of illegally catching prized bait

Sep. 11, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three family members who run a northern Minnesota resort are accused of illegally catching and selling a prized bait fish which generated thousands of dollars in profits over the years. Robert LaTourell Jr., 50, Melinda LaTourell and Melissa LaTourell, both 45, are charged with violating...