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Entries in fish in the news (448)


New North Carolina specialty plate to help save brook trout

A new conservation license plate depicts the shiny, speckled, greenish-brown body of the brook trout, the state’s only native cold-water trout, swimming through a cool, blue, clean mountain stream.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will use all proceeds from sales of the plate to support brook trout conservation and management, fund habitat protection and create public access to brook trout waters in Western North Carolina.

LINK (via:Citizen Times)

A minimum of 500 paid applications must be received by the Commission prior to July 1, 2015 for this plate to be produced.

100% of all proceeds will be used for brook trout habitat and fishing access.


"We were very excited to be a part of this significant day in the return of the greenback cutthroat trout to the South Platte Basin"

On August 8th, through hard work at the Leadville National Hatchery, 1,200 greenback cutthroat were reintroduced to the wild.

LINK (via:The Greenbacks)


What Can Humans Do to Save the Pacific Northwest's Iconic Salmon?

The Skagit River and its remaining wild salmon and steelhead get some much needed attention in this very comprehensive Smithsonian article.

LINK (via: Smithsonian)

Archerfish Actively Control the Hydrodynamics of Their Jets

Archer fish are the sharpshooters of the animal world, capable of hitting prey from metres away with pinpoint accuracy. The fish, Toxotes jaculatrix, which live in mangroves in southern and southeast Asia, achieve this by compressing their gill covers, and forcing water through a 'gun barrel' made by their tongue and the roof of their mouth.

LINK (via:Nature)


Copper River Tuna?


In the past year, there have been "unusual fish occurrences" in Alaskan waters, according to NOAA research biologist Joe Orsi.

LINK (via:The Washington Post)


“So is smoking pot and everybody does that, dude”

A muskie-hating fisherman is in a sea of controversy after he gleefully bludgeoned a fish to death, discarded it, then strangely bragged about it on video while likening it to smoking weed.

LINK  (via:The Windsor Star)

54,000 video views later the accused muskie hater is apologizing.