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2008-10-01 15:00:21

By GRAEME SMITH THE number of salmon caught by anglers in Scotland's rivers last year was among the highest since records began in 1952. Of 91,000 caught, more than 55,000 (or 61per cent) were released back into the water. Up until 2007, more than 90,000 had been caught on only two occasions - 96,488 in 1988 and 92,918 in 2004. The number of salmon and grilse killed fell to 65,468, of which 19,468 were by netsmen. The total reported Scottish catch of sea trout in 2007 was 27,115,...

2008-10-01 09:00:22

Six popular fishing areas in Utah now have fish-consumption advisories because of concerns about mercury. The advisory released Tuesday by the Utah Department of Health says that since 2000, fish have been tested for the heavy metal in 261 bodies of water statewide, including 192 streams and rivers and 69 lakes and reservoirs. Of those, 15 had elevated levels of mercury, and advisories have been issued for them. In all cases where high levels of mercury have been found, pregnant women and...

2008-10-01 06:00:35

By Frank Urquhart THE king of fish is making a steady comeback, with salmon catches on Scotland's rivers last year the third-highest since records began more than 50 years ago, it was revealed yesterday. This is the fourth bumper catch in four years and has been hailed as evidence of the success of the conservation scheme to rebuild once-fragile stocks. A report by the government's Fisheries Research Service shows the total reported catch of salmon by anglers in Scotland last year was...

2008-10-01 00:03:04

Autumn means many things, including the salmon spawning run up rivers like the Exe to their breeding beds. It's one of the most thrilling spectacles nature can offer in the UK. The big males have hooked lower jaws and are known as 'reds'. Many die after the mating. The much darker females negotiate the torrents above places like Factory Bridge on the Teign at Chagford, under the collective title of 'black fish'. Similar scenes will be happening from the Tamar to the Exe. And when the...

2008-09-29 21:00:18

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Curious bears fattening up for winter craftily took part in a project to reintroduce native Southern Appalachian brook trout into streams in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Despite the interference, biologists completed the first phase of the planned reintroduction of the brook trout into several streams in the Tremont area of the park. From Sept. 7 to 19, the park closed an 8-mile segment of streams to poison nonnative fish. But bears tore into the baskets of...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By LEE THERE LIKELY IS NO other fish for which secrets are more guarded than the speckled trout. Known in southerly coastal waters a spotted sea trout, the speck is one of the most cherished species in Virginia and North Carolina. It could be the fish's beautiful markings and orange-fanged mouth. Or maybe it's the speck's soft jaws that provide for a tension-filled fight as it splashes on the surface or digs toward the depths. There is no doubt that the shallow, marshy habitat the trout...

2008-09-19 00:00:16

This simple recipe also works for salmon, wild brown trout, even fish like snapper and red mullet. The sweet and sour flavours really bring out the taste of the fish. There's nothing better than a lovely oily wild sea trout. Like salmon, sea trout feed in the sea, but return to the river to spawn. Wild salmon is at its best during spring and summer and has rich pink flesh. Sea trout is available all year round. Fresh sea trout should be firm to the touch so avoid steaks that are...

2008-09-15 15:00:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON In 1999, a federal proposal to declare the Atlantic salmon in eight Down East rivers an endangered species sparked an outcry and prolonged challenge by the governor, the state's congressional delegation and several Maine industries. What a difference nine years make. Earlier this month, a proposal to extend the same federal protection to salmon in three much bigger rivers - the Penobscot, the Kennebec and the Androscoggin - got a far different response. "We need to...

2008-09-08 09:00:24

LEHI (AP) -- State wildlife investigators are trying to determine what killed the adult and fingerling brown trout in Lehi's Dry Creek. Residents who live near the creek reported seeing hundreds of dead fish to wildlife officials last week. On Friday, wildlife officer Chris Rhea recovered some of the fish for testing. Rhea says he found at least 50 dead trout. It's unclear what killed the fish, but Rhea says it's likely a chemical was dumped into the creek. He says the substance is...

2008-09-03 21:00:10

By ERIK ROBINSON For an area characterized by the trappings of suburbia, the namesake creek on Vancouver's fast-growing northern fringe is surprisingly resilient. Salmon Creek is impinged by new subdivisions, roads and businesses, which deliver a year-round gusher of road grime, mud and lawn fertilizers. Yet the creek still manages to support a wide array of fish, birds, wildlife and plants. On Saturday, the newly formed Salmon Creek Watershed Council will showcase the creek's enduring...


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...

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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...

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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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