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Recent Fish Habitat News

Fish habitat could decline by 50% within the lifetime of a child born today

Report looks at effect of climate change on freshwaterBy Paul A. Smith of the Journal SentinelSept. 14, 2013America's coldwater fish habitat could decline by 50% within the lifetime of a child born today due to climate change, according to a report released last week by the National Wildlife Federation.The report, "Swimming Upstream: Freshwater Fish in [...]

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B.A.S.S./Shimano Youth Conservation Initiative To Help Fund B.A.S.S. Nation Stewardship Projects

By B.A.S.S. CommunicationsFEB 20, 2014BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two key players in the bass fishing world, Shimano and B.A.S.S., have joined forces to establish the B.A.S.S./Shimano Youth Conservation Initiative, benefitting fishery enhancement and youth education efforts by B.A.S.S. Nation chapters in the U.S. and Canada.“This is a great extension of Shimano’s long-standing natural resource stewardship philosophy [...]

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Fish forced into the ‘foraging arena’ when lakes lose their trees

As water levels drop and submerged trees rise above the waterline, some fish are forced into the "foraging arena" to face predatorsIn attempts to predict what climate change will mean for life in lakes, scientists have mainly focused on two things: the temperature of the water and the amount of oxygen dissolved in it.Jereme GaetaBut [...]

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DNR announces new grant program to improve aquatic habitat

he Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced its new Aquatic Habitat Grant Program that is focused on funding projects that protect intact and rehabilitate degraded aquatic habitat.This new $1 million grant program will emphasize protecting intact and rehabilitating degraded aquatic resources throughout the state; developing self-sustaining aquatic communities that provide for continuing recreational opportunities [...]

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Wild Rose Musky Habitat Study Delayed

Last fall at the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery in Wild Rose, Wi, State WDNR Biologists, Supervisors and staff, eagerly awaited the start of a new pilot study, incorporating artificial habitat in rearing ponds with musky, walleye and other species. Multiple offices within the WDNR, jockeyed for position to decide just what to study first.WDNR [...]

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Wisconsin DNR installs Fishiding habitat in Wild Rose Hatchery

Wisconsin DNR Installs Artificial Habitat in Hatchery to Increase Growth/Survival of Musky AUG22 As the title states, Fisheries Biologists at the Wild Rose Hatchery in central Wisconsin, believe they can improve what they do best, raise lots of healthy fish for stocking. The problem lies with how many of these stocked fish will survive to adulthood once released in [...]

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Why Fish Cribs Work and Why They Fail

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013When I encounter fish cribs in lakes where I scuba dive, I typically see one of two opposite things: cribs holding fish, and cribs attracting no fish at all. In years of first-hand underwater observation, I have noticed that the cribs with fish share certain characteristics. So do the cribs devoid of [...]

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PotashCorp Sets New Trend In Tournament Bass Fishing

PotashCorp Sets New Trend In Tournament Bass Fishing”Helping Nature Provide” JUN142013LEAVE A COMMENT There are countless Bass fishing events that take place across our country each year, allowing participants a chance, to take home substantial prize money and products. This past weekend was no exception on J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir  in Appleton,Georgia.  With a first ever of it’s [...]

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Potash Fish Back Event coming up on June 8,9th in Appleton,Ga

http://www.odumagazine.com/Magazines/ODUSummerMay2013/#p=74

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The unexpected consequences of fighting Eurasian Watermilfoil

Lake on the Brink: The unexpected consequences of fighting Eurasian Watermilfoil By Eric Engbretson     In 2012, Greg Matzke, a fisheries biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, made a startling discovery on Florence County’s Lake Ellwood. During a comprehensive fish survey which included spring, summer and fall netting and electrofishing surveys, Matzke discovered that all of the [...]

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