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US catch of bluefish to be allowed to grow in 2022

Dec. 03, 2021 01:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal fishing managers are planning to allow U.S. fishermen to catch more bluefish next year. Bluefish are popular with sport fishermen as well as commercial anglers, and the increase in quota applies to both. The commercial quota is slated to increase...

Montana river level rising after gate on dam repaired

Dec. 02, 2021 12:56 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Workers have repaired a failed gate that releases water from a southern Montana dam, restoring water flow to a river known for its high-quality trout fishing, said dam operator NorthWestern Energy. The gate that lets water out of Hebgen Dam just...

Fish stranded from dam malfunction on Montana river

Dec. 01, 2021 20:01 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife workers and volunteers scrambled Wednesday to save thousands of fish stranded by an abrupt drop in water levels along a Montana river that's renowned among anglers for its high-quality trout fishing. A gate that lets water out of Hebgen...

Heat, no food, deadly weather: Climate change kills seabirds

Dec. 01, 2021 12:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather. Climate-related losses have hit albatrosses off the Hawaiian islands,...

Lummi Nation declares disaster after invasive crab arrives

Dec. 01, 2021 08:31 AM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Lummi Indian Business Council has passed a resolution declaring a disaster after more than 70,000 European green crab — an invasive species — were captured and removed from the Lummi Sea Pond in recent months. The Tribe cultivates...

US House candidate Zinke files financial disclosure report

Nov. 30, 2021 19:15 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke filed a financial disclosure that reports he has received nearly $800,000 in consulting fees so far this year and collected between $25,000 and $80,000 in rent from three properties in Whitefish. ...

California to reopen fishing after offshore oil spill

Nov. 29, 2021 22:01 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California will reopen fishing along a stretch of southern coastline after barring the activity for weeks following an offshore oil spill, it was announced Monday. The state's Department of Fish and Wildlife said a ban on the taking of...

Maine salmon advocacy group gets grant to improve hatchery

Nov. 29, 2021 04:12 AM EST

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A salmon advocacy group in rural Maine is getting help from the federal government to make improvements to a fish hatchery and office building. The Downeast Salmon Federation operates the facility in East Machias. The group advocates for...

No construction on proposed salmon farm despite greenlight

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A proposed salmon farm located at the site of the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport has not started construction despite receiving the necessary permits two years ago. A spokesperson for the company, Whole Oceans — which proposed the...

East Coast herring fishery will be shut down until 2022

Nov. 27, 2021 08:10 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The East Coast herring fishing industry will be almost completely shut down for the rest of the year. Herring fishing is a major marine industry in New England, but the industry has had to contend with cuts in fishing quota in recent years. A...