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Category: Specific Organisms :: Fish
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Otter spotted eating trout at Colorado toxic mine site raises hope for new kind of cleanup 17.12.2017 Denver Post: Business
An otter spotted chewing a fish at a toxic mine site along the Dolores River has raised hopes that new kind of clean up that harnesses nature is working.
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Oldest polar bear in the U.S. celebrates 37th birthday at the Philadelphia Zoo 14.12.2017 Philly.com News
The Philadelphia Zoo celebrated the 37th birthday of Coldilocks, the oldest polar bear in the U.S. At the celebration guests sang "Happy Birthday to You" while Coldilocks enjoyed a birthday cake made of peanut butter, fish, honey, raisins and bear chow.
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Native Fish Species at Risk Following Water Removal from the Colorado River 12.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Agriculture and domestic activities consume much of the Colorado River water that once flowed to the Colorado Delta and Northern Gulf of California. The nature and extent of impact of this fresh-water loss on the ecology and fisheries of the Colorado Delta and Gulf of California is controversial. A recent publication in the journal PeerJ reveals a previously unseen risk to the unique local biodiversity of the tidal portion of the Delta. 
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Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers 9.12.2017 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, according to a report issued this week by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife....
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Vast new ocean reserve created off coast of Mexico 7.12.2017 Planet Ark News
A chain of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico, known as the Revillagigedo Archipelago, is home to a brilliantly diverse community of sea life, including dozens of fish species found nowhere else on Earth. The archipelago, which lies 390 kms south west of the Baja California peninsula, is regarded as the 'crown jewel' of Mexico and has been hailed the 'Galapagos of North America'.
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U.S. adopts recovery plan for Mexican wolves, lawsuit planned 30.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After decades of legal challenges and political battles that have pitted states against the federal government, U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday finally adopted a plan to guide the recovery of a wolf that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
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Lead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite law 25.11.2017 Washington Post
Lead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite law
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Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate 24.11.2017 AP Business
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries....
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Five reasons we’re hopeful on World Fisheries Day 21.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By EDF Oceans The fortunes of people everywhere are inextricably linked to the oceans.  Overfishing remains one of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, but around the world we are seeing incredible progress toward sustainable fishing. On World Fisheries Day, we wanted to share fives stories from the past year that inspire us:   1) Belize continues to be a leader when it comes to ocean sustainability after announcing bold new commitments at the United Nations Oceans Conference in June. This announcement included voluntary commitments from the government of Belize which will secure their fisheries as an engine for sustainable development and poverty alleviation. Belize has already made major steps to protect its magnificent barrier reef, and the biodiversity and fisheries that live there. In doing so it has established itself as a global leader in small-scale fisheries management. These new commitments will secure those gains and strengthen the foundation for good governance of fisheries so ...
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Hunters are livid over Trump’s delaying of a decision to end the ban on elephant hunting trophies 21.11.2017 Washington Post
In voicing their indignation, hunters were careful not to blame the president. Instead, they faulted animal rights advocates, “hysterical anti-hunters and news media outlets.”
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Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon 20.11.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that boom has come with a trade-off: They're devouring more of the salmon prized by a unique but fragile population of endangered orcas....
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Wonkblog: The Fish and Wildlife Service said we have to kill elephants to help save them. The data says otherwise. 18.11.2017 Washington Post
Wonkblog: The Fish and Wildlife Service said we have to kill elephants to help save them. The data says otherwise.
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Trump backs off decision on big-game hunting after outcry 18.11.2017 Washington Post
The president abruptly reversed his administration’s decision, announced a day earlier, to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported back to the United States as trophies, saying in a tweet that he was putting the decision “on hold” until further review.
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Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them 18.11.2017 AP Washington
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries biologists in Idaho think they know why....
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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Does trophy hunting 'enhance survival of the species'? Trump administration policy allowing elephant trophies stirs debate 17.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Partially reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration will now allow U.S. hunters to bring home the remains of elephants they’ve killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia in southern Africa.

The move, announced earlier this week, was greeted with cheers by hunters and firearms groups and but was derided...

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Trump reverses Obama-era ban on trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe and Zambia 16.11.2017 Washington Post
African elephants are listed as threatened, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large sums paid for permits to hunt the animals could actually help them “by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation.”
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River Run Park on the South Platte has improved life for fish and surfers 16.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
New and experienced river surfers from across Colorado are flocking to River Run Park on the South Platte, built to help both fish and surfers.
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Pacific Island Countries Could Lose 50-80% of Fish in Local Waters Under Climate Change 15.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Many Pacific Island nations will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species in their waters by the end of the 21st century if climate change continues unchecked, finds a new Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study published in Marine Policy. This area of the ocean is projected to be the most severely impacted by aspects of climate change.
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Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings 15.11.2017 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An environmental group is suing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife over its failure to release some public records on wolf deaths in the state....
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