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Facial Recognition for Fisheries Management?

Fisheries observers, like fishermen, work hard at a job they believe in-making sure the nation's seafood supply is sustainable. Meet Aubrey Ellertson, a fisheries observer. She is one of about 200 observers in NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Observer Program, and...

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IGFA Reports Nearly 50 Record Apps in May

It's been a busy month for record-seeking anglers! Almost 50 World Record applications were received at IGFA headquarters in May, and of those, these nine saltwater and four fresh water records - and an application for the new 50 lb Dolphinfish Trophy Club -...

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Field Guide For Recognizing Invasive Species

Don't know your round goby from your rusty crayfish? Think a bighead carp looks an awful lot like a lake trout? If you're one of the thousands of Wisconsin anglers who are a little less than incisive about your invasive species identification, fear not: The...

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NOAA Works to Bring Back Coho Salmon in Ca.

Coho salmon used to run wild in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. But those populations of coho were listed as endangered in the 1990s, and by 2008 the wild runs had declined to critically low numbers. Today, the remnants of those populations are...

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Boats, Not Ducks, Moving Invasive Species

Preliminary results from systematic monitoring of Wisconsin lakes for aquatic invasive species confirm that boaters, not ducks or other birds, are spreading the invaders around, state and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers say. None of the...

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Earthjustice attacking Everglades Pollution

Earthjustice has filed a legal challenge on behalf of the Florida Wildlife Federation to block Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet from allowing Big Sugar and corporate vegetable plantations to continue farming state-owned land in the Everglades for...

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Fish tags help biologists track Chinook

Microscopic tags are helping Indiana biologists learn about Chinook salmon movement and life history patterns in Lake Michigan and its tributaries. Under direction of the federally funded Great Lakes Mass Marking Program started in 2011, every Chinook...

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Restoring the Gulf for Anglers

The Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Council released a "path forward" document this week broadly outlining how RESTORE Act funds can be used to restore the Gulf Coast. Leaders of the Vanishing Paradise campaign, a nationwide sportsman's effort to restore the...

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NOAA Monitoring Changes in the Ecosystem

In recent years, NOAA scientists have deployed a series of underwater listening devices in the Arctic. They are using these devices to listen for whale calls, but they are interested in much more than just the whales themselves. With the new acoustic...

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