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  • Weather Monitoring for Conservation at Fish Barrier

    Migration of the invasive Asian Carp through the Mississippi River system into the Great Lakes has the potential to devastate native fisheries throughout the region. Smith-Root, an environmental engineering firm, has developed a proprietary technology for an electric fish barrier to prevent such migration. Their technology uses the most efficient electric field pattern for guiding the fish with ...

  • New barrier to stop invasive crayfish

    New barriers have been developed to prevent invasive American signal crayfish from moving upstream and colonising important European crayfish habitat. The barriers, designed to stop crayfish but allow fish to pass, have been found to be effective where water flow rates are sufficiently high. Since signal crayfish were introduced into European waters in 1959, native crayfish populations have ...

  • Slickbar expands product range into Fish Diversion

    Two (2) projects in different states with different customers, but all to assist the same species, the American or Atlantic Shad (A. sapidissima). The Fish Diversion Barriers are two fold—One to keep the fish moving as natural as possible so they have a chance of reaching their ultimate destination and two to keep them out of powerful intake pumps for cooling water of various types of industries. ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Investment of AUS$200m to rescue the Great Barrier Reef

    Threats to the Great Barrier Reef, including the effects of climate change and declining water quality will be tackled by the Rudd Labor Government’s AUS$200 million reef rescue plan announced in this week's Budget. Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Tony Burke said the funding will support land management grants to farmers and community groups and ...


    By Australian Government

  • Fish stocks boost for rivers and lakes in the North East

    Fisheries experts will be stocking dace, chub, roach, crucian carp and rudd at several locations in the North East next week as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing plans to develop and restore rivers and lakes in the region. One thousand chub and 2,000 roach are destined for the River Tyne at Prudhoe and a further 3,000 dace and 2,000 chub will be released into the River Team, ...

  • Plan to dump sediment on Great Barrier Reef OK`d

    The government agency that oversees Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Friday approved a plan to dump vast swathes of sediment on the reef as part of a major coal port expansion - a decision that environmentalists say will endanger one of the world's most fragile ecosystems. The federal government in December approved the expansion of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Weir removal opens up Gayton Brook for fish migration

    A weir that was preventing fish from migrating on the Gayton Brook in Staffordshire has been removed by the Environment Agency. The work has been carried out as part of the Gayton Brook Catchment Restoration Project which was set up to tackle issues in the failing watercourse, in partnership with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust The project was launched in 2010 and identified two weirs in the Gayton ...

  • Could a remote-controlled boat help UK fish to flourish?

    A new remote-controlled boat being developed at Cranfield University for the Environment Agency could assist in the recovery of some fish populations in the UK by improving migration routes and access to vital food and breeding grounds. The surveying device, or ‘boat’, will gather detailed information about the hydrodynamics of rivers to identify why some man-made passages are more ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Conservation Partners Announce Steps to Improve Fish Habitat in Northern California

     Wine grape growers and other agricultural operators along California's northern coast have long been committed to improving fish habitat while running sustainable agriculture operations.  The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local partners today announced $2 million in financial assistance to help these landowners take additional steps to boost local salmonid and ...

  • UNEP discusses breaking down barriers to a green economy in new year book

    An emerging Green Economy is glimpsed in the latest United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Year Book as growing numbers of companies embrace environmental policies and investors pump hundreds of billions of dollars into cleaner and renewable energies.  Climate change, as documented in the Year Book, is increasingly changing the global environment from the melting of permafrost and ...


    By Oy Ekotuotanto AB

  • U.S. EPA Water Quality Grant Aids Native Fish Recovery in Palo Alto

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and partner agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), and San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) announced the near completion of work to remove a fish-passage barrier, improving access to high quality spawning habitat for ...

  • Asian carp sampling effort officially underway on section of the little calumet river

    A five-mile section of the Little Calumet River in South Chicago is now closed to all traffic for a period of four to six days as sampling efforts for Asian carp get underway. The closure is necessary for biologists to safely and effectively apply the fish toxicant Rotenone to a more than two-mile stretch of the waterway at T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam as a part of ongoing Asian carp sampling ...

  • Construction of Foundation for Cat Island Restoration Project Nears Completion

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Wisconsin, and Brown County today announced that they are wrapping up work on the foundation for the Cat Island chain restoration project in Lower Green Bay. "Thanks to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – and our dedicated federal, state and local partners ...

  • Prepare for Pond Deicing Before it’s Too Late

    Preparing for Deicing should be done in the warmer months of the year. Once the water freezes, it will be too late to install aeration, however, most people don’t think about Pond Deicing until winter is upon them. Make the call for Aeration while it’s warm and start prepping your pond for winter now.  Five Reasons Why Pond ...


    By Keeton Industries, Inc.

  • Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

    By J. Matthew Roney In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the first global conference on marine parks and reserves. Noting the need for swift action to safeguard more of the sea, the delegates were unanimous in calling for the creation of a global system of marine protected areas ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Reef crash underscores need for better shipping rules

    Large vessels need to be in safe hands when transiting through the Great Barrier Reef, and this means local pilots with local knowledge, WWF said this week. The global conservation organisation has called for immediate improvements to the way shipping is managed in the Great Barrier Reef after the Chinese-owned bulk coal carrier Shen Neng 1 slammed into the reef on the weekend. This is the ...


    By WWF International

  • NFWF Launches Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to Restore Gulf Coast Natural Resources

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the public launch of the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund through which NFWF will administer and monitor $2.544 billion from plea agreements resolving certain criminal cases arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. With today's announcement, NFWF also outlined procedures ...

  • Climate change talks mustn`t forget fisheries

    Saying that vulnerable fishing and coastal communities around the world will bear the brunt of climate change's impacts, a group of 16 international organizations today have urged climate negotiators to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture are not neglected in ongoing discussions regarding a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. In a policy brief issued today in advance of UNFCC talks in Bonn, ...

  • Federal government to fund additional great lakes cleanup projects

    Environment Canada has announced an additional $2.8 million will be provided to 43 projects to clean up Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes.   The funding will be part of Canada's Great Lakes Action Plan.      'Areas of Concern' are those parts of the Great Lakes that have been most severely affected by population growth, agricultural runoff, industrial discharges, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Embargoed until 00.01, Tuesday 25 January - Review of Cormorant Licensing regime announced

    Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (National) Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs The Government is to review the current licensing regime for cormorants, Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced at a summit for key members of England’s angling and fisheries communities today. Cormorants, like all wild birds, are protected under the Wildlife and ...

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