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Trout released in Bay St. Louis

Posted on September 27, 2011

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX)-Speckled trout fishermen have something to smile about. That's because thousands of young trout were released into local waters Tuesday morning.

GPS Could be Used to Deter Chesapeake Bay Poachers

Posted on September 27, 2011

ANNAPOLIS (September 27, 2011) -- A pilot program to install tracking devices on some commercial fishing boats in the Chesapeake Bay may go into effect next year. 

Experimental project aims to protect marshes

Posted on September 24, 2011

ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES — Island Road is the only small strip of land remaining in the miles of open water that now separate Isle de Jean Charles from Pointe-aux-Chenes. But locals remember when it was different.

New trout rules could be game changers

Posted on September 23, 2011

INDIAN RIVER LAGOON — On the expansive grassflat between Hook Point and Thumb Point near South Beach in Fort Pierce, the spotted seatrout fishing is known to be pretty darned good at times.

CCA Angler's Guide to Addendum V of the ASMFC Menhaden Management Plan

Posted on September 23, 2011

A compilation of the history of menhaden management and a review of the options currently on the table to rebuild the primary forage base of the Atlantic Coast.

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?

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.