Fish & Fisheries

"Saving the Sport of Brook Trout Fishing, One Stream at a Time"

"Dustin Wichterman's well-tanned arm rests on the rolled-down window of his beat-up silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Suddenly, he points into the woods. "Do you see how it's wide?" he asks, indicating the stream rushing along near the road. It is one of hundreds of streams that feed into the southern branch of the Potomac River headwaters in West Virginia. "It shouldn't be like that.""

Source: ClimateWire, 05/27/2015

"Chinese Fleets Illegally Fish in West African Waters, Greenpeace Says"

"Chinese fishing fleets, driven by plummeting catches close to home, are flocking to distant West African waters, where they engage in ecologically ruinous bottom trawling, subterfuge and other illegal activities that threaten marine resources in a region already under pressure from overfishing, according to a report issued on Wednesday by Greenpeace."

Source: NY Times, 05/21/2015

"Invasive Species Reintroduce Toxic Chemicals To Green Bay Food Web"

"Although contaminants buried in the sediments of Green Bay may be out of sight, they should not be out mind, according to research published last month in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. Two invasive species – the quagga mussel and round goby – can allow a group of toxic chemicals deposited more than 45 years ago to reenter the food web, passing them to predatory fish and possibly people."

Source: Great Lakes Echo, 04/17/2015

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