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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...

2008-09-29 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...

2008-09-18 09:00:24

PLYMOUTH - A restoration project intended to make Red Brook's spawning beds more accessible to fish populations resumes this week with the removal of New Way Dam. The project began with the removal of Robbins Dike in 2006. It is expected to be completed next summer with the dismantling of two other structures that control water flow and dredging to remove fill from wetlands. Red Brook, a five-mile stream on the Wareham-Plymouth border, runs from White Island Pond to Buttermilk Bay and is...

2008-09-13 00:00:15

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - About four out of 10 freshwater fish species in North America are in peril, according to a major study by U.S., Canadian and Mexican scientists.And the number of subspecies of fish populations in trouble has nearly doubled since 1989, the new report says.One biologist called it "silent extinctions" because few people notice the dramatic dwindling of certain populations deep in American lakes, rivers and streams. And while they are unaware, people...

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2008-09-11 12:57:28

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced new guidelines for shipping live fish across state lines in light of a virus that is deadly for fish. Fish wholesalers have already responded saying that the new regulations will deal a large financial blow to the industry. The virus, called viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, doesn't affect humans, but it is deadly for fish. It has already accounted for several fish deaths in all of the Great Lakes...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

By SETH BORENSTEIN By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON About four out of 10 species of freshwater fish in North America are in peril, according to a major study by U.S., Canadian and Mexican scientists. The number of subspecies in trouble has nearly doubled since 1989, the report says. One biologist called it "silent extinctions" because few people notice the dramatic dwindling of certain populations deep in American lakes, rivers and streams. While they are...

2008-09-10 09:00:23

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Utah's state fish, the native Bonneville cutthroat trout, should not be listed as a threatened or endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday. The national group Center for Biological Diversity disagrees with the decision, saying it doesn't cover a broad enough range for the species or fully weigh the potential impact of global warming. "It completely fails to consider the threat of climate change," said center science...

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...


Latest Trout 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...

Bull Trout, Salvelinus confluentus
2013-10-14 11:44:30

The Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) is a char belonging to the family Salmonidae that is native to North America. Historically, this fish has been known as the “Dolly Varden”, but was reclassified as a separate species in the year 1980. This Bull Trout is listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Like other species of char, the fins of the bull trout have white leading edges. The head and mouth are abnormally large for salmonids, giving it its name. They...

Australian Grayling, Prototroctes maraena
2012-05-22 10:19:18

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is a freshwater fish found in coastal rivers in Tasmania and southeastern Australia. This fish has often been called the Cucumber Mullet or Cucumber Herring due to its cucumber-like odor. This fish is streamlined with a vaguely trout-like shape. It is silver on the flanks and dusky olive on the back, overlain with a golden shine. It can live 2 to 3 years and reach a length of roughly 7.9 inches. It has rarely been recorded up to 5 years of age...

Lake Trout, Salvelinus namaycush
2009-02-16 20:21:04

The Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a species of freshwater char that is found mainly in lakes of Canada, Alaska, and the northern United States. They have been introduced into many other parts of the world including Europe, South America and some parts of Asia. In Canada, about 25% of the Lake Trout population is found in Ontario. However, only 1% of Ontario's lakes contain trout. The Lake Trout has been known to hybridize with Brook Trout, but such hybrids are almost always...

Golden Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
2009-01-17 20:32:05

The Golden Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita) is a subspecies of the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). It is also known by the name California Golden Trout and is native to Golden Trout Creek, Volcano Creek and the South Fork Kern River in California. It is most likely found at elevations 10,000 feet above sea level. This subspecies is also commonly placed with other subspecies of rainbow trout known as redband trout. The Golden Trout has flanks with a red, horizontal band along the...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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