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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Historic Fish Runs to Be Restored on Maine´s Border River

    After nearly twenty years of exile from their native waters, alewives will once again migrate up the St. Croix River watershed. The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased that Bill LD 72 became law today, requiring state officials to remove barriers to fish passage at Grand Falls Dam. The law comes into effect just in time as the alewives begin their up-river migration to their spawning ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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 ...

  • Entec identifies potential hydropower hotspots

    Entec, on behalf of the Environment Agency, has completed a report to identify where hydropower could be deployed in England and Wales to help tap into the unused power potential of British rivers.This is the first stage of a project that will ultimately allow the Environment Agency to develop a more strategic approach to the deployment of small-scale hydropower in England and Wales that ...


  • 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 ...

  • WWF Finds 91 Per Cent of Canadians Feel Sustainable Seafood Is Important

    New research from WWF found that 91 per cent of Canadians feel it is important that fish and other seafood on sale in Canada come from sustainable and non-overfished stocks. However, only 8 per cent feel they have adequate information about where the fish and fish products on sale are sourced. The polling, conducted by EKOS Research Associates on behalf of WWF, explored Canadian attitudes ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • MPA costs cut through international collaboration

    The cost of a Mediterranean marine protected area (MPA) network could be cut by over two thirds if countries surrounding the Sea collaborate in its creation. This is the conclusion of a study that explored how the Convention on Biological Diversity’s goals to protect wildlife through MPAs could be met cost-efficiently. Multinational efforts to conserve marine biodiversity make sense given ...

  • 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 ...

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