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Intensive monitoring of Asian Carp begins near Lake Michigan

posted on August 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Federal officials say they will begin intensive monitoring of a waterway near Lake Michigan next week after genetic material from the invasive Asian carp showed up in three rounds of genetic testing. Full Story

Vegas Company Gambles on Desert Shrimp Farm

posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) -- In an arid field of Joshua trees and desert brush 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, an isolated farm is raising thousands of recently hatched shrimp in salt-water tanks filled from a nearby well. Full Story

Flooding on Mississippi River Threatens Catfish Industry

posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

YAZOO CITY, Miss (AP) — Catfish farming in Mississippi faces grave danger from flooding. Full Story

Study: 40 Mediterranean Fish Species Could Vanish

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

GENEVA (AP) -- A new study suggests that more than 40 fish species in the Mediterranean could vanish in the next few years. Full Story

Weeks after fish kill, officials still not sure of the cause

posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three weeks after a huge fish die-off in Southern California, officials have a body count but still can't say what drove 175 tons of sardines into a marina. Full Story

Catfish Wars Heat up over Inspection Feud

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S catfish farmers thought they had pulled off a coup when they persuaded Congress a few years ago to require tougher federal inspections for the whiskered fish. Full Story

Dead Sardines Plug Marina

posted on March 11, 2011 at 4:03 PM

REDONDO BEACH, Calif (AP) - It could take a week - and the smell could get a lot worse - before crews manage to scoop and vacuum up tons of dead sardines from a Southern California marina. Full Story

Federal Judge Orders Rewrite of Delat Smelt Plan

posted on December 17, 2010 at 3:12 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rewrite parts of its plan to protect a tiny, threatened fish that lives in California's freshwater delta. Full Story

FDA Considers Genetically Modified Salmon

posted on September 23, 2010 at 8:09 PM

FDA Considers Genetically Modified Salmon
Over the past 15 years, genetically engineered plants have been grown on more than 2 billion acres, offering increased disease resistance, insect protection and a proven method of boosting food production. Full Story

Scientists Predict Gulf 'Dead Zone' Will Be Larger Than Average

posted on July 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers predict the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an underwater area with little or no oxygen, will be unusually large this year. Full Story

Oregon's Klamath Basin Deal Helps Farmers and Fish

posted on February 19, 2010 at 7:02 PM

SALEM, Oregon (AP) -- A century-old fight over water from Oregon's Klamath Basin ended Thursday with signed agreements that assure farmers water and power to keep their crops green, and lay out the removal of dams that have blocked salmon from... Full Story

Grape Growing, Fish Protection Clash in California

posted on January 29, 2010 at 11:01 AM

HEALDSBURG, Calif (AP) -- Grape growers in Northern California's cool, fertile Sonoma County wine region are stomping mad at a new plan to limit the amount of water vineyards can pump from local rivers and streams to protect crops from frost - a... Full Story

Four Klamath Dams To Be Removed

posted on October 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM

MEDFORD, Ore (AP) — The turning point toward removing four Klamath River dams in Oregon and California to restore struggling salmon runs came in the little Shenandoah Valley town of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Full Story

Policy Leaders Launch Hypoxia Tour

posted on September 25, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Policy Leaders Launch Hypoxia Tour
A drop in sales tempered last month's encouraging economic numbers but several indicators point to a slow and steady recovery. Full Story

Feds Release California Plan to Protect Chinook Salmon

posted on June 5, 2009 at 8:06 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal regulators on Thursday released a court-ordered plan to help struggling chinook salmon that includes opening California dams and restricting pumping, prompting howls of protest from state officials because it will... Full Story
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