“NOAA scientists are on the ground in the area of the oil spill taking water and seafood samples in an effort to ensure the safety of the seafood and fishing activities,” said Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator, who met with more than 100 fishermen in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish on Friday night.  “I heard the concerns…


April 30, 2010: Headlines

LA to FL Fisheries Under Oil Spill GunThe slick from the BP oil rig that exploded and sank last week could become the nation’s worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Coast, one of the world’s richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and…


Judge Rules for Wild Salmon

Seattle—U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency and National Marine Fisheries Service ignored the government’s own recovery plans for endangered salmon and orcas when they found that a formal environmental review of the state’s standards was not necessary.Source Link


April 28, 2010: Headlines

Mike Agee: UM All-American Tackles Fly FishingAgee, a two-time All-American guard for the University of Montana Grizzlies, has owned and operated Agee Outfitting in Helena since 2003 after working with and for other outfitters here and abroad virtually from the time he left UM in the spring of 1997. Source Link Yakima River: 30 Years After QuackenbushThe ruling —…