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Didymo found in South Holston River, in Tennessee. Photo by Dr. Justin Murdock, Tennessee Tech University (Click link at bottom of page for high-resolution photos) Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen 919-707-0187 jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

Trout Anglers Should Take Precautions after Discovery of Nuisance Algae

WHITTIER, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises trout anglers fishing in western North Carolina waters to be especially diligent when cleaning their fishing equipment after didymo, a nuisance algae, was found in the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County. Researchers from Tennessee Tech University collected cells…


CDFW to Move Rescued Fish Back into Merced River

CDFW to Move Rescued Fish Back into Merced River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Friday plans to release approximately 600 rainbow trout that were rescued from the lower Merced River a year and a half ago. In the summer of 2014, water flowing from Lake McClure was too warm for these fish in the Merced…


Atlantic Salmon Gulf of Maine

N.O.A.A.’s Species in the Spotlight: Atlantic Salmon

Background Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), also known as the “King of Fish,” were once found in north American waters from Long Island Sound in the United States to Ungava Bay in northeastern Canada. Atlantic salmon are anadromous fish, spending the first half of their life in freshwater rivers and  streams…


Scott Martin mixed it up with deep fish and spawning fish to make yet another top 10.

Walmart FLW Tour Set to Kickoff 2016 Season at Lake Okeechobee

CLEWISTON, Fla. – The first tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, kicks off Feb. 4-7 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats. Hosted by Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina & Resort and the…


Successful Sea Lamprey Control Treatments Announced for Lake Champlain

Successful Sea Lamprey Control Treatments Announced for Lake Champlain

Efforts to control sea lamprey populations in Lake Champlain tributaries proved successful in 2015 and improved conditions for landlocked Atlantic Salmon and Lake Trout, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The targeted treatments by the DEC, in coordination with the US Fish and Wildlife Service…


Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana

LSU-Shreveport Wins FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Opener on Somerville Lake

BRENHAM, Texas – The Louisiana State University-Shreveport team of Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference opener on Somerville Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team…


NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan said producers could use round or rectangular pens to raise native fish in the gulf, similar to these salmon pens in the Faroe Islands. ERIK CHRISTENSEN / WIKIMEDIA.ORG/WIKI/USER:ERIK_CHRISTENSEN

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish Farming

Soon companies will be able to farm fish in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has opened federal waters to aquaculture. After getting a permit from NOAA, companies will be able to anchor giant cages and raise everything from red drum to almaco jack in federal…


Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management

Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management

The Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, includes a provision to extend Alabama’s state waters from 3 miles to 9 miles. The bill includes additional provisions that attempt to address the ongoing Gulf of Mexico red…


Northern pike put up a strong fight, but this one was no match for Cecelia Toshner, 5. Photo Credit: WDNR

Northern pike are waiting as ice fishing season ramps up with Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin

DNR experts urge extreme caution as ice conditions vary greatly MADISON — While the ice fishing season is off to a slower than usual start this year, anglers can be sure of one thing: when the ice finally cooperates, the northern pike will be waiting. In many areas of the…


MDC: Discover Nature at Twin Pines Fly-Tying Event

MDC: Discover Nature at Twin Pines Fly-Tying Event

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will host a fly-tying event Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MDC Naturalist Wyatt Layman said participants will learn how to use natural items, like fibers and fur, to make these intricate works of art. Fly…