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Lionfish Control Month' to kick off with Twitter chat, photo contest

Florida Lionfish Control Month’ to kick off with Twitter chat, photo contest

The lionfish have invaded, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants the public to join its Lionfish Control Team for the month of April. This nonnative, invasive species has infiltrated state waters and has great potential to negatively impact Florida’s reefs and wildlife. These fish not only…


Snakehead Campaign’s First Phase Ends; Evaluation Awaited in Arkansas

BRINKLEY – Application of a fish-specific poison to many miles of creeks and ditches in east Arkansas has been completed in the fight against the invasive snakehead fish. Several public agencies, more than a hundred people and three-quarters of a million dollars are heading up the attack on the ugly…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Removes Protection on Feral Swine

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe recently rescinded protection on feral swine found in the wild in Butler, Bedford and Cambria counties. “In May, when we removed protection on feral swine in Pennsylvania, we maintained the protection on them in Butler, Bedford and Cambria counties to…


Detroit Lakes Area Residents Are Reminded of DNR Aquatic Plant Management Permit Requirements Related to Control of Flowering Rush

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) supports well-planned control of flowering rush, which is an invasive species. Nevertheless, lakeshore residents and users must ensure that control of this plant does not cause unintended harm, such as the removal of native bulrush or the further spread of flowering rush from…


Curly Leaf Pondweed in McClusky Canal, North Dakota

The recent discovery of curly leaf pondweed in the McClusky Canal in central North Dakota serves as a reminder for all water recreationists, including waterfowl hunters, to abide by regulations intended to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species. A state Game and Fish Department fisheries crew discovered the…


Test Results Show VHS Fish Disease Hasn’t Spread in Wisconsin

MADISON – All planned testing of wild fish for VHS fish disease has been completed for 2008, and results show that so far, the deadly fish virus has not spread in Wisconsin and that state waters have not suffered the kind of fish kills once feared. Fish from 67 different…


Northern Snakehead Fish Found in Catlin Creek in the Town of Waywayanda, Orange County

DEC Notifying Riparian Landowners of the Possible Use of Aquatic Pesticide and Holding a Public Meeting In late May 2008, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Fisheries staff responded to a report by a local fisherman of an invasive species in Catlin Creek near Ridgebury Lake in the…


June is Invasive Species Awareness Month in Wisconsin

Many events provide opportunities to learn about, help control invasive species MADISON – June has been declared Invasive Species Awareness Month in Wisconsin, with dozens of events scheduled across the state to help Wisconsin residents and visitors gain a better understanding of the impact of invasive species on the state’s…


Agencies to Sample Creeks in Continued Search for Northern Snakehead

LITTLE ROCK – Several state and federal agencies will be sampling Big Creek and Cox Cypress Creek in eastern Arkansas next week as part of the continuing effort to discover the extent of the northern snakehead infestation. Fisheries biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with representatives from…


DNR Finds Eurasian Watermilfoil in a New Lake Near Brainerd

Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive species already found in some Minnesota lakes, was discovered Monday in Upper Mission Lake, located 15 miles north of Brainerd. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff were conducting a survey of aquatic plants when they noticed fragments of Eurasian watermilfoil floating in the lake. Rooted…