Fishing

Ice Fishing Has Its Rewards, But Bring A First Aid Kit – NPR

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tom Hansen, a regular ice fisher in Lake of the Woods, Minn., with a pike he caught earlier in the day. Joe Henry hide caption toggle caption Joe Henry Tom Hansen, a regular ice fisher in Lake of the Woods, Minn., with a pike he caught earlier in the day. Joe Henry When winter freezes Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota, the landscape becomes dotted with sturdy wooden or…

Five-hour smelt fishery set Saturday – The Seattle Times

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

It still feels like winter in the outdoors, but anglers are getting a sense that spring is in the air. Take for example a run of smelt along the Columbia River — which usually signals spring is nearing — that will provide a five-hour sport dip-net fishery Saturday along the banks of the Cowlitz River. Thousands of anglers are expected to gather with dip-nets in hand to pursue these silvery…

Longline fleet awaits word on fishing season start – KFSK

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Commercial longline fishing fleets in Alaska are awaiting word about whether the season for halibut and black cod will actually start on March 11th. That’s the date voted on for halibut fishing by the International Pacific Halibut Commission in January. Typically the National Marine Fisheries Service also opens long-line fishing for black cod on the same day. This year that’s all up in the air. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/23REGFREEZEweb.mp3 The reason for the…

Record February heat: Documenting the impact on Chicago fishing – Chicago Sun-Times

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sometimes winter heat waves just bring fishermen out to enjoy the weather and they forget the air feels like May while the water is still February. But this historic heat in February around Chicago is distinctive because the fishing nearly matched the temperatures. It’s important enough to document. Best overall was perch on the Chicago lakefront. Hundreds of fishermen descended on the South Side slips around Steelworkers Park. Larry Jennings…

Fish and chip fans rejoice as Iceland fishing strike ends – Financial Times

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fish and chip fans rejoice as Iceland fishing strike ends

Winners, losers among fish when landscape undergoes change – UW Today

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Environment  |  News releases  |  Research  |  Science February 21, 2017 Michelle Ma News and Information As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ― but not always in the ways one might expect. A new study by the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University finds that some fish lose out while others benefit as urban and agricultural development encroaches on streams and…

Africa’s deadliest rapids give birth to new fish species – Science Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

By Elizabeth PennisiFeb. 21, 2017 , 10:45 AM The world’s largest and deadliest rapids are also crucibles of life. According to a new study, the final stretch of Africa’s Congo River—which packs five times the water flow of the Mississippi River into just 320 kilometers—has likely given birth to several new fish species since it formed some 5 million years ago. That’s impressive, because even though scientists have long known…

Africa’s deadliest rapids give birth to new fish species – Science Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

By Elizabeth PennisiFeb. 21, 2017 , 10:45 AM The world’s largest and deadliest rapids are also crucibles of life. According to a new study, the final stretch of Africa’s Congo River—which packs five times the water flow of the Mississippi River into just 320 kilometers—has likely given birth to several new fish species since it formed some 5 million years ago. That’s impressive, because even though scientists have long known…

Africa’s deadliest rapids give birth to new fish species | Science | AAAS – Science Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

By Elizabeth PennisiFeb. 21, 2017 , 10:45 AM The world’s largest and deadliest rapids are also crucibles of life. According to a new study, the final stretch of Africa’s Congo River—which packs five times the water flow of the Mississippi River into just 320 kilometers—has likely given birth to several new fish species since it formed some 5 million years ago. That’s impressive, because even though scientists have long known…

Lou Gehrig’s disease: Mercury in fish, seafood could be risk factor – Medical News Today

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A recent study uncovers evidence that consuming higher levels of mercury through fish and seafood may be a risk factor for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Although more studies are needed, being mindful of the mercury levels in certain fish is advised. High levels of mercury in the diet might increase the risk of developing Lou Gehrig’s disease. Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is…

Does this fish predict earthquakes? – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Two monster oarfish have recently washed up on a beach in California, and now some scientists are speculating that an ancient myth about the giant fish predictingearthquakes could be true. Newslook

Holy Crab brings Cajun seafood to White Plains – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Buy Photo Wei Ye, owner of Holy Crab, is photographed during the grand opening of his new restaurant in White Plains.(Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News)Buy Photo WHITE PLAINS – Wei Ye says he has all the ingredients needed to make his newly opened Holy Crab restaurant a success. “White Plains is a nice, busy city with a lot of young people who like to go out,” Ye said. “I think people…

Locals are hopeful feds will reopen red snapper fishery off Florida’s northeast coast – Florida Times-Union

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Local fisherman say officials should consider re-opening the red snapper fishery in the federally controlled waters off of Florida’s northeast coast this year, but after years of being told it won’t happen, they don’t sound too hopeful. While the season remains open year-round in the state-controlled Atlantic waters between the coast and 3-miles offshore (regulations are different in the Gulf of Mexico), fishermen say there are virtually no snapper to…

Hunting and fishing licenses expire on Feb. 28 – The Tennessean

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hunting, fishing, boating and hiking calendar for the Nashville-area.(Photo: File) To add an event, contact Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 or morgan@tennessean.com. HUNTING Feb. 25-26. Murfreesboro Gun Show, Middle Tennessee Expo Center, Murfreesboro. Call 563-927-8176. Feb. 28. 2016-17 hunting and fishing licenses expire. Feb. 28. Trapping season closes. Feb. 28. Raccoon, opossum, rabbit, quail, squirrel, grouse, snipe seasons close. March 10. Light Goose Conservation season closes. March 11. Crockett Friends of NRA Banquet, Rotary Park, Lawrenceburg,…

Does mercury in fish play a role in ALS? – UPI.com

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 — Eating mercury-laden seafood may raise the risk of developing ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), preliminary research suggests. The report warns of possible harm from fish containing the most mercury, such as swordfish and shark. It doesn’t suggest a higher risk of ALS from general consumption of seafood. “For most people, eating fish is part of a healthy diet,” said study author Dr. Elijah Stommel, who’s with…

Kayak found during search for fisherman missing in Thames River – FOX 61

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

GALES FERRY — The kayak of a missing fisherman has been found. Crews are searching the Thames River for a fisherman in a kayak who was reported missing just after 1:15 a.m. Monday. Montville police got a call from a family member of the missing man, Lyle Dagenais, 31, of 59 Kitemaug Road of Uncasville, who said he left the house at 11 a.m. to go fishing for flounder and fluke. Police…

Restore fishing opportunities at Lake Wentworth? – Forks Forum

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

Mon Feb 20th, 2017 9:03am News The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting public comments on 12 land conservation projects for potential funding that would benefit fish, wildlife and public access to the great outdoors. Conservation projects proposed by the department range from restoring salmon habitat at the mouth of the Skagit River to expanding recreational…

Fish under threat from ocean oxygen depletion, finds study – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

The depletion of oxygen in our oceans threatens future fish stocks and risks altering the habitat and behaviour of marine life, scientists have warned, after a new study found oceanic oxygen levels had fallen by 2% in 50 years. The study, carried out at Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Germany, was the most comprehensive of the subject to date. The fall in oxygen levels has been attributed to…

Woman who always smells of FISH due to rare condition had four … – Mirror.co.uk

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017

A woman with an extremely rare condition causing her to constantly smell like fish has revealed the extraordinary lengths she goes to get through life. Kelly Fidoe-White has lived her entire life with Trimethylaminuria – a disorder more commonly known as “fish-odour syndrome”. People suffering with the metabolic condition regularly produce a range of strong bodily odours including rotten fish, onion and faeces. Kelly, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, describes her…