Fish & Fisheries

"Great Lakes: Army Corps 'Gauntlet' Aims To Halt Spread Of Asian Carp"

"The best way to keep invasive Asian carp from entering and wreaking havoc on the Great Lakes would involve a series of water jets, flushing locks and electrical barriers on the Illinois River, according to a long-delayed Army Corps of Engineers report out today."

Source: Greenwire, 08/08/2017

GMO Salmon Caught In US Regulatory Net, But Canadians Have Eaten 5 Tons

"Genetically modified salmon have been approved for sale in the United States, but labeling complications have prevented them from coming to market. In Canada, however, according to a report released Friday by the company AquaBounty, five tons of genetically modified salmon filets have been sold so far."

Source: Washington Post, 08/07/2017

"The Gulf Of Mexico's Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen"

"It's become a rite of summer. Every year, a 'dead zone' appears in the Gulf of Mexico. It's an area where water doesn't have enough oxygen for fish to survive. And every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) commissions scientists to venture out into the Gulf to measure it. This week, NOAA announced that this year's dead zone is the biggest one ever measured."

Source: NPR, 08/03/2017

"Congress Seeks To Weaken The Marine Mammal Protection Act"

"On Wednesday, July 26, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 21 bills during a markup session. One, H.R. 2083, aims to protect salmon by allowing permit holders to kill California sea lions in the Columbia River. Critics caution the bill undermines federal protections such as the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and National Environmental Policy Act, without addressing the root causes of salmon declines, which include habitat destruction and dams."

Source: High Country News, 08/02/2017

12 Years Later, Feds Start Investigating Leaking Gulf Oil Platform

"Twelve years after Hurricane Ivan destroyed a Taylor Energy Co. platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government has finally started investigating how oil and gas that is still leaking from its wells damages natural resources."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/31/2017


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