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2008-06-15 09:00:11

By Keith Elliott Fishing Lines We never managed to see the pink seagull. Oban has many attractions: delightful harbour, wealth of history, gateway to Mull, Barra, South Uist and Islay. But we just wanted to see the Oban flamingo. This famed bird, which had ornithologists steaming up their binoculars with excitement when it first appeared, is actually an ordinary herring gull. However, it was also an environmental protest. Oban has more than its share of fish farms, and they're not doing...

2008-06-14 21:00:08

An expert on fish disease blames warmer water in the Yukon River for a parasite that has been killing Alaskan salmon. The problem is white spot disease, which is caused by Ichthyophonus hoferi, a parasite that has played havoc with herring stocks in Scandinavia, the Los Angeles Times reports. Fish infected with the parasite do not smell right when caught, have flesh that turns mealy and do not cure properly. Richard Kocan of the University of Washington, who began studying salmon in the...

2008-05-15 09:35:00

Seabirds must switch to less nutritious terrestrial prey or go hungryYou might think that stocking the Great Lakes with things like trout and salmon would be good for the herring gull. The birds often eat from the water, so it would be natural to assume that more fish would mean better dining. But a new report published in the April journal of Ecology by the Ecological Society of America says that the addition of species such as exotic salmon and trout to the area has not been good for the...

2008-01-09 06:00:14

ON BISCAYNE BAY, Fla. _ Believe it or not, some of the best sea trout fishing in South Florida is in the heart of Miami. Despite all the people and pollution, North Biscayne Bay still has some lush beds of sea grass that support a healthy population of sea trout. As long as you don't mind the traffic on the roads and on the water, the bay is the place to be if you're looking to take home a limit of trout now that the season is open after a two-month closure. Getting to the boat ramp at...

2007-12-10 06:00:14

By Dan Howley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Dec. 10--They don't have little mittens for their fins and they don't have scarves or gill muffs, but we don't have to feel sorry for the millions of freshwater fish that live out the winter in frigid water under a canopy of ice. Adapting to the radical changes our severe Northeast winters impose on their habitat comes as naturally to fish as jumping from a weed bed to snatch an unsuspecting insect from the glassy surface of a pond on an August...

2007-09-13 15:30:00

By LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout? Japanese researchers put a new spin on surrogate parenting as they engineered one fish species to produce another, in a quest to preserve endangered fish. Idaho scientists begin the next big step next month, trying to produce a type of salmon highly endangered in that state - the sockeye - this time using more plentiful trout as surrogate parents. The new method is "one of the best things that has happened...

2007-07-29 06:20:00

In his 49th year of life, veteran miner Jeff Kilgore feels increased kinship with the original 49ers who long ago worked the same frigid river high in the Sierra Nevada. It's different now. The Gold Rush is gone. Kilgore uses modern equipment -- a gas-powered gold dredger -- to vacuum precious flecks from the cobbled rock beneath the Yuba River. And the takings are slim. On good days, thanks to high gold prices, Kilgore says he recovers enough gold to earn $100 selling minuscule pieces and...

2006-04-24 19:15:19

BUCKLEY, Wash. (AP) - It was simple surgery, done in four minutes from a makeshift operating room floating on the Puyallup River. Biologist Andrew Berger sliced open a young steelhead and tucked a vitamin-sized transmitter into the folds of its belly. As a colleague pumped water into the fish's gasping mouth, Berger quickly stitched the wound closed so the 8-inch smolt could continue its journey out to sea. Berger and other biologists with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians hope the delicate...

2006-04-24 19:06:36

SALT LAKE CITY -- A disease that can deform trout, cause them to chase their own tail and eventually lead to their starvation will get special attention this year from legislators, who want to try to reduce its effects on commercial and recreational fisheries. More than a dozen private fish hatcheries have tested positive for whirling disease in Utah since 1991, causing multiple commercial trout facilities to either shut down or be quarantined at a cost of millions of dollars to the...

2006-04-07 18:31:37

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Federal regulators recommended on Friday severely scaling back salmon fishing this year along most of the Oregon and Northern California coastline to preserve shrinking Chinook salmon populations. The recommendation from the Pacific Fishery Management Council, a quasi federal-state agency, would restrict salmon fishing along the 700-mile (1,127 kilometre) stretch of coastline for most of May, June and July. If approved by the National...

Latest Salmonidae Reference Libraries

Brown Trout, Salmo trutta
2013-10-15 12:46:40

The Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) is originally a European species of salmonid fish. It includes both purely freshwater populations, referred to Salmo trutta morpha fario and S. trutta morpha lacustris, and anadromous forms referred to as the sea trout, S. trutta morpha trutta. The latter migrates to the oceans for the majority of its life and returns to freshwater only to spawn. The specific handle trutta comes from the Latin trutta, meaning, literally, “trout”. The lacustrine morph of...

2007-02-21 17:17:07

Australian salmon are medium-sized perciform marine fish of the small family Arripidae. Four species are recognized, all within the genus Arripis; they are found in the waters off southern Australia (including Tasmania) and New Zealand. Despite the common name, Australian salmon are not related to the salmon (family Salmonidae) of the Northern Hemisphere; the former were named so by early European settlers after their superficial resemblance to the salmoniform fishes. Relatively long-lived...

2005-06-02 09:21:29

The brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. One of the trouts, it is native to a wide area of eastern North America, including most of Canada from the Hudson Bay basin east, the Great Lakes"“Saint Lawrence system, and the Mississippi River drainage in the United States as far south as northern Georgia. The brook trout has a dark green to brown basic coloration with a distinctive marbled pattern...

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