Fish & Fisheries

May 24, 2016

Meet the Fishes

If you know young budding environmental journalists who like to write about their experiences, bring them to The River Project's Wetlab in New York to see and learn about the crabs, fishes and oysters that dwell in the Hudson River.

"Feds Deciding If Coal-Export Project Violates Tribal Rights"

"For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state. Now, the tribe says a proposed $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal threatens that way of life. The tribe last year asked federal regulators to deny permits for project, saying it would interfere with the tribe’s treaty-reserved fishing rights."

Source: AP, 04/26/2016

Chesapeake Bay’s Crab Population Hits Four-Year High, Survey Finds

"The [Chesapeake] Bay’s blue crab population increased to its highest level in four years, and the number of spawning-age females — a key ingredient for future abundance — nearly doubled from last year, according to survey results released Tuesday."

Source: Bay Journal, 04/14/2016

"Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections"

"Sardines, herring and other small fish species are the foundation of the marine food web — they're essential food for birds, marine mammals and other fish. But globally, demand for these so-called forage species has exploded, with many going to feed the livestock and fish farming industries."

Source: NPR, 04/08/2016

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