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Hook-and-line gear rules being readied for striped bass

Posted on September 23, 2011

A proposal is being finalized that would add the commercial use of hook-and-line gear in North Carolina’s ocean striped bass fishery as early as next year.

Red Lobster, Publix back effort to replenish gulf grouper, red snapper stocks

Posted on September 22, 2011

Two of the biggest buyers and sellers of Florida seafood — Publix Super Markets and the parent of Red Lobster restaurants — are helping bankroll an initiative to revive red snapper and grouper fishing grounds in the Gulf of Mexico that have been severely stressed by overfishing.

Stop the Plan to Destroy Our Gulf’s Living Coral Reefs!

Posted on September 18, 2011

In an editorial a few years ago, I asked this question: Would anyone mind if the federal government ordered hundreds of coral reefs around the Florida Keys to be dynamited into rubble and hauled away?

White Salmon River in Washington gets a cleanup before Condit Dam is removed

Posted on September 17, 2011

Men in Day-Glo orange vests scrambled over the rocky banks, divers emerged from underwater, a tow truck strained with a boat at the end of a taut rope as more than a dozen organizations gathered Saturday for a day of housekeeping at the mouth of White Salmon River. 

Lionfish spreading throughout western Atlantic

Posted on September 17, 2011

Lionfish are members of the scorpion fish family and are native to the Indo-Pacific region. Since 2000, however, scientists have become aware of growing populations of lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean. Original sightings of these striking striped fish, with their showy fins, were made on reefs off the coasts of Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Bermuda. Since then, the fish have spread throughout the western Atlantic.

Will giant chinook salmon return? Dam-removal project opens the door

Bringing back the Elwha River kings, the most storied in Puget Sound, has been a rallying cry for advocates of dam removal for more than a generation.
Posted on September 17, 2011

Banging around like a bull in a rodeo chute, the big chinook rattles the metal pen holding her at a fish weir on the Elwha River.

Red Grouper Rising

An uptick in red grouper stocks pays dividends for Gulf Coast anglers inshore and off.
Posted on September 16, 2011

You’re hooked up, bent to the rails and seeing red! Red grouper, that is.

Idaho sockeye salmon count exceeds expectations

Posted on September 16, 2011

BOISE, Idaho – This year might not be a record year for Idaho’s endangered sockeye salmon. But biologists with Idaho Fish and Game say the returning adult salmon count is already above expectations for the year. They get an idea of those numbers during the annual “Sockeye Roundup.”

Maryland seeks sustainability seal for striped bass

Watermen hope label would boost share of market; politicians think it would help state's green reputation
Posted on September 16, 2011

Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways.

CCA applauds Louisiana senator for effort to avert rig removals

Posted on September 14, 2011

Coastal Conservation Association is applauding Sen. David Vitter (R-La) for legislation filed today that will prevent rigs and other structures from being summarily removed from the Gulf of Mexico.