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Judge recommends Georgia prevail in water war with Florida

Dec. 12, 2019 4:09 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge is recommending that Georgia prevail in a longstanding legal battle with Florida over water consumption from rivers shared by the states, though the final decision rests with the U.S. Supreme Court. The neighboring Southern states have been fighting since the 1990s over...

Mud snail halts trout deliveries from Arizona fish hatchery

Dec. 7, 2019 11:02 PM EST

CORNVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — An invasive mud snail that can disrupt the food chain has been found at a state fish hatchery in Cornville. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it won't stock trout from the Page Springs Fish Hatchery until it can be sure the mud snail won't travel with the fish. Officials say...

Dutch firm proposes to build $110M fish farm in Maine

Dec. 4, 2019 4:46 PM EST

JONESPORT, Maine (AP) — A Dutch firm’s proposal to build a fish farm in Maine would make it the first in the country to cultivate yellowtail on a commercial scale. Dutch-based firm Kingfish Zeeland said Tuesday that it has secured “strategic funding" to build a $110 million fish farm in...

Deadline approaching for storm, flooding disaster loans

Dec. 4, 2019 6:25 AM EST

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Businesses in several Kentucky counties have a few more weeks to apply for loans to help with losses from severe storms and flooding earlier this year. Low-interest disaster loans are available in Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Wolfe...

Feds: Bellingham farm’s waste flowed into creek, killed fish

Dec. 3, 2019 8:42 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham farmer has agreed to pay $6,750 to settle a federal complaint that he discharged animal waste into a restored creek, killing about 300 fish — including threatened steelhead. NOAA Fisheries said Tuesday that Harold Carbee discharged waste into Anderson Creek...

Cooke Aquaculture to pay $2.75M over net-pen collapse

Nov. 30, 2019 3:34 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Fish-farming company Cooke Aquaculture has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a Clean Water Act lawsuit following the collapse of one of its net-pens in 2017. The Seattle Times reports that the settlement with the nonprofit Wild Fish Conservancy still needs the approval of a federal...

Shell shock: Giant invasive mussels eradicated from US ponds

Nov. 29, 2019 9:59 AM EST

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Most Americans know mussels as thumb-sized shellfish that occasionally adorn restaurant dinner plates. But a colony of mussels as big as the dinner plates themselves has recently been wiped out from a New Jersey pond, where they had threatened to spread to the nearby Delaware...

Sockeye salmon run falters, but Idaho officials optimistic

Nov. 25, 2019 3:42 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fisheries managers are optimistic a program to save imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon is heading in the right direction despite few of the ocean-going fish making it back to central Idaho this year. Of the 730,000 young sockeye released in Idaho 2017, only 17 survived the 900-mile...

Vermont man charged with poaching salmon from brook

Nov. 25, 2019 1:31 AM EST

GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) — A Winooski man has been charged with poaching salmon from a brook near a fish hatchery in Grand Isle. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says the 41-year-old was charged with two counts of taking fish illegally. The department said this week that wardens had received...

Montana fish hatchery to lock doors at night after vandalism

Nov. 13, 2019 7:42 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana fish hatchery will be locked at night and begin using security cameras after vandals mutilated several fish. The Montana Standard reported Tuesday that the perpetrators killed about 20 rainbow trout, broke windows and tossed items into water channels at the Ennis National Fish...