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The Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft for the 2008-09 Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River. Bismarck will host one of six scheduled public meetings in October. That meeting is set at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Ramkota.
By STEVE PATTERSON From the St. Johns River to the Pacific Northwest, freshwater fish are in trouble, say scientists who report nearly 40 percent of fish species in North American rivers are declining substantially.
By JOHN HOLYOKE Atlantic salmon have earned lead billing on the Penobscot River, and striped bass have become a highly sought fish over the past several years. Old-timers can tell you about the productive smelting expeditions they took as kids ... and that some still enjoy.
By JOHN HOLYOKE Back in 2005, local angler Keith Bates gained a bit of local notice when he inadvertently hooked, landed and released a shortnose sturgeon while fishing for striped bass in the Penobscot River.
By Ian Johnston Sturgeon stroll to the Humber aims to raise sights on fish conservation Environmentalists seeking to highlight the decimation of the UK's larger fish species are to make a symbolic journey from the headwaters of the Trent to the Humber Estuary, once a thriving spawning ground for sturgeon.
Hong Kong Ocean Park gets five more rare Chinese sturgeons HONG KONG, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Ocean Park said Monday it will get another five rare Chinese sturgeons from a Chinese mainland conservation center and that the total nine Chinese sturgeons in the park will soon have a dedicated facility.
North Dakota's deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department's Web site, http://gf.nd.gov. Successful applicants will receive their license in the mail by mid-July.
By Sheri McWhirter, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 2--TOWER -- A new rearing facility for lake sturgeon will be built on the Black River in Cheboygan County in an effort to grow the threatened fish's population.
LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Peregrine falcon, wild turkey, white-tailed deer. These three high-profile wildlife species were re-established in Kentucky after being absent for generations.
By Larry Bingham, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Oct. 4--All the Oregon State Police know about the crime, so far, is this: The missing were last seen swimming in knee-deep water Friday afternoon. Sunday morning, the pond was empty.
The Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of fish that exists in the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri River and numerous tributaries. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the species on the endangered species list, as very few young sturgeon had been found in recent years, and also due to the fact that all sightings of the fish had lessened in the preceding decade. The Pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Mississippi...
The beluga (Huso huso) is a species of anadromous fish in the sturgeon family (Acipenseridae) of order Acipenseriformes. It is found primarily in the Caspian and Black Sea basins, and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Heavily fished for the female's valuable roe"”known as beluga caviar"”the beluga is a large, maximum 19 feet (6 meters), slow-growing and late-maturing fish that can live for 150 years. The species' numbers have been greatly reduced by over-fishing or poaching, prompting...
The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Baltic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of Sturgeon found on most coasts of Europe. It is currently an endangered species. The wedge-shaped head of this sturgeon ends in a long point. There are many sensitive barbels on the facial area. The dorsal fins are located very far back on the body. Five longitudinal lines of large osseous plates are found on the body of the fish. The belly is yellow and the back is...
The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus oxyrinchus) is a member of the Acipenseridae family and is among one of the oldest fish species in the world. Its range extends from New Brunswick, Canada to the eastern coast of Florida. It was in great abundance when the first settlers came to America, but has since declined due to over-fishing and water pollution. It is considered threatened, endangered and even extinct in much of its original habitats. The fish can reach sixty years of age,...
Sturgeon (Acipenser) is a genus of 20 different fishes, of which some twenty different species are known, from European, Asiatic and North American rivers. They pass a great part of the year in the sea, but periodically swim into large rivers, some in spring to deposit their spawn, others later in the season for some purpose unknown; only a few of the species are exclusively confined to fresh water. None occur in the tropics or in the southern hemisphere. In Russia the fisheries are of...
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