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  Rapid River Fish Hatchery
The Rapid River hatchery is located beside a tributary of the Salmon River, near Riggins.
The fish begin to mature by mid-August and the females are sorted for ripeness and spawned.
River water flows through the incubators during the entire incubation cycle, from fertilization to the swim-up fry stage (approximately one year).
imnh.isu.edu /digitalatlas/geog/fishery/hatchery/rapid.htm   (1220 words)

 Tidepool | Features
The Klamath River fish kill of September 2002, when 68,000 salmon died because of low, warm water conditions on the lower river, is considered the largest of its kind in U.S. history.
River advocates and fishery biologists blame the fish kills on poor water management by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and on the continuing lack of flow and water temperature standards on the American, while federal officials claim that they are forced to balance the needs of different users in managing the river.
The fact that the fish died before spawning is a tremendous loss to the potential for fish restoration on the river, according to Felix Smith, board member of the Save the American River Association (SARA) and the federal wildlife biologist who was the whistleblower during the Kesterson Wildlife Refuge scandal of the early 1980s.
www.tidepool.org /original_content.cfm?articleid=128677   (1354 words)

 Harvesting the River: Harvesting: Fish: Commercial Fishing -- Illinois State Museum
The decrease was attributable to the introduction of German carp, the increase in water from the Chicago Drainage Canal, sewage from that canal, and the leveeing of lands from 1900 onwards.
Fishing temporarily improved when the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal was built in 1900, causing a raise in the water level from the diversion of water from Lake Michigan.
At the peak of commercial fishing on the Illinois River, one-half to two-thirds of Browning, Illinois families, for example, were involved in fishing.
www.museum.state.il.us /RiverWeb/harvesting/harvest/fish/industry/commercial_fishing.html?Fish=&   (680 words)

 Rare 'River Panda' Fish Returned to Yangtze   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Awaiting their arrival, the fisherman took care of the fish which had injuries to its head and tail.
The fish was thought to be about 30 years old and was ready to spawn the agency said.
The species is the world's largest freshwater fish and has a cone-shaped snout that can make up close to a third of the fish's body.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/InNews/riverpanda2003.htm   (237 words)

 The impressive Fish River Canyon in Namibia. With photos.
The Fish River is, at 650 kilometres, the longest river in Namibia.
The Fish River canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive natural beauties in the southern part of Namibia.
With a depth of up to 550 metres, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, before the Grand Canyon in America.
www.namibia-travel.net /southnamibia/fishriver.htm   (351 words)

 Environmental Stewardship - Northeast Utilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Every spring, usually in late April, anadromous fish, including the American shad, sea lamprey and Atlantic salmon, migrate upstream in the Connecticut River from their ocean homes to spawn.
Anadromous (ah-‘nad-rah-mus) means the fish are born in fresh water, mature in the ocean and return to the fresh water rivers of their birth to spawn.
When enough fish are in the area, the gates close behind them and nudge the fish toward the lift.
www.nu.com /environmental/steward/fish.asp   (1480 words)

 Game and Fish Department, North Dakota | Red River Angler's Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Both states have conducted angler surveys on the Red River to determine: the use of the river by residents and nonresidents; catch and harvest rates of various fish species; time of year and general location when harvest of fish was occurring; and a series of angler attitude questions.
In 1998 process of evaluating the impacts from opening the Red River to fishing in the spring began, prior to 1998 the Red River was closed to fishing which was prevent the over-harvest of walleye and sauger.
Spring fishing on the river from 2000 to 2004 included a series of size limits and possession limits to limit the number of walleye harvested and the harvest of large walleye.
www.nd.gov /gnf/fishing/redbro.html   (3461 words)

 Sebasticook River Fish Passage Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Historically, this productive river has supported large runs of sea-run (anadromous) fish species: American shad, river herring (alewives and blueback herring), striped bass, rainbow smelt, Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon, Atlantic salmon and American eel all have utilized the numerous and varied types of riverine habitats in the Sebasticook.
Restoration of anadromous fish has multiple benefits to not only our natural ecosystems, but also for society: they serve as important forage for other fish and wildlife species in both inland and coastal ecosystems, and have been a resource of commercial and recreational fisheries in Maine for hundreds of years.
In 1998, the Edwards Dam on the Kennebec River in Augusta was removed, permitting anadromous fish to migrate an additional 17 miles upstream to the lower Sebasticook River.
www.state.me.us /dmr/rm/stockenhancement/sebasticookfishproject/sebasticookfishproject.htm   (1598 words)

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Some fish, including shovelnose sturgeon, gizzard shad, channel catfish, and smallmouth buffalo, use the main channel during the entire year; these fishes are suited for life in fast-flowing river conditions.
Furthermore, fish movements in the main channel may be affected by navigation locks and dams that permit barges to move up and down the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.
Fish movement and distribution also may be affected by the presence of navigation locks and dams, which provide migration barriers and alter the river for several miles upstream of their location.
www.inhs.uiuc.edu /chf/pub/surveyreports/sep-oct97/rivers.html   (686 words)

 Fish River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Fish River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Despite this, the river is the site of the spectacular (Click link for more info and facts about Fish River Canyon) Fish River Canyon, a canyon 160 km long, and at points as much as 550 m deep.
The outflow of the Fish River is the (Any citrus tree bearing oranges) Orange, on the border with (A republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)) South Africa.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/fish_river.htm   (105 words)

 Welcome to the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area is dedicated to providing quality hunting and fishing opportunities while maintaining 11,605 acres of land, 529 acres of lakes and impoundments and 17 miles of free flowing river.
Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area was established in 1956 when three impoundments in the Pigeon River Valley were given to the state.
Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area is a long narrow property along the flood plain of the Pigeon River.
www.in.gov /dnr/fishwild/publications/pigeon.htm   (909 words)

 Fire Retardant Spill Results in Fish Kill on Fall River
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists' initial assessment indicates virtually all fish in about four miles of Fall River have died, and downstream effects to the Deschutes River are still unknown.
Kunkel said fish biologists set a small mesh seine across the mouth of culverts ahead of the spill and recovered a sample of dead fish that were traveling with the current.
Fish affected include hatchery rainbow trout, native redband trout and white fish, natural spawning brown and brook trout, and non-game fish.
www.dfw.state.or.us /public/NewsArc/2002News/August/081902news.htm   (355 words)

 Oswego County Promotion and Tourism
The Oneida Lake Fish Cultural Station in Constantia is the largest, state-of-the-art walleye hatchery in the country and the first facility in North America intensively rearing large numbers of fingerling walleye.
The Salmon River Fish Hatchery, which began operation in 1981, is part of a major effort by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to meet stocking needs of Lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain and their tributaries.
Destruction of habitat, over fishing, predation by an exotic parasitic fish called the sea lamprey, and numerous dams which prevented salmon from reaching spawning streams all led to the disappearance of these spectacular fish.
www.co.oswego.ny.us /tourism/fishing/hatchery.html   (1151 words)

 AFRP - Upper Sacramento River wild fish (Chinook salmon) tagging. 
Target fish will be larger than 35mm fork length, anesthetized with MS-222 prior to tagging, adipose fin-clipped and then tagged using a Model MKIV tagging unit from Northwest Marine Technology, Inc. A proportion of tagged Chinook will be held to assess tag retention.
Estimates of contribution rates of marked fish to ocean and sport fishery are obtained through a regional database maintained by the Pacific Marine Fishery Commission.
By coded-wire tagging fall-run Chinook known to be naturally produced in the upper river we can learn about their movements and distribution in the Delta, contributions to ocean and sport fisheries, straying of adults and better understand the interaction of natural and hatchery produced fish.
www.delta.dfg.ca.gov /AFRP/project.asp?code=1997-20   (775 words)

 Missouri River Benthic Fish Study.
The study of the fishes in the entire 2,300 miles of the main stem (exclusive of reservoirs) Missouri River might be one of the largest river fisheries studies conducted.
Also in the guild are recreational fishes such as the channel catfish and paddlefish, and keystone fishes thought to be important to river ecology.
In 18 segments throughout the river, fish were sampled in six macrohabitats (inside and outside bends of crossovers, main-channel crossovers, secondary channels that were either connected or unconnected to the main channel, and tributary confluences).
wfs.sdstate.edu /units/fishes.html   (1892 words)

 WWF - Dramatic freshwater fish decline in more than half the world's largest rivers
Two hundred and forty river fisheries experts from 38 countries met at the symposium, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to assess the world’s freshwater fisheries in 61 river basins around the world.
Rivers showing a decline in freshwater fish stocks include the Yangtze River in China, the Volga River in Russia, the Niger River in West Africa, the Plata River in South America, and the Murray and Darling Rivers in Australia.
Decline of river fish is yet another indicator that natural habitats such as wetlands and rivers and the life they sustain are under intense pressure.
www.panda.org /news_facts/newsroom/other_news/news.cfm?uNewsID=5882   (512 words)

 Introduction and Project Background Missouri River Benthic Fish Consortium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Managing the Missouri River basin for a diversity of contemporary co-equal needs (flood control, irrigation, water supply, navigation, hydropower, recreation, and fish and wildlife) is a challenging responsibility.
The section of greatest population decline is the middle and lower Missouri River in areas of degraded channels downstream from main stem reservoirs (Hesse and Mestl 1993, Hesse 1996).
Fish sampling and measurement of physical habitat parameters are conducted in summer and early fall (e.g., mid July - early October) based on ecologically meaningful bounds (e.g., water temperature).
www.cerc.usgs.gov /pubs/benfish/intro.htm   (1427 words)

 Fish preservation, fish coprolites and the Green River Formation
In addition, there is no statistical correlation of fossil fish with tuff beds, little lateral change in fish densities or fish species in time-synchronous lithofacies (identifiable rock unit), and fish are almost as well preserved in organic-rich laminates as in laminates lacking much organic matter.
However, he does not appear to be referring to anything like the traumatic situation experienced by the fish in the Green River Formation, as evidenced by the extreme contraction of the muscles (tetany) evidenced in their fossilized specimens.
Fish and coprolites from the Fossil Butte split-fish layer are considered to have been in a fresh water environment.
www.answersingenesis.org /tj/v15/i1/greenriver.asp   (4888 words)

 Platte River State Fish Hatchery
Overview: The Platte River State Fish Hatchery was established in 1928 as a satellite rearing station and converted to the state’s main salmon hatchery in 1972.
Platte River water has been used in the past but is not a desirable source due to temperature extremes, resident fish populations carrying disease, and silt which collects in the rearing units.
The best times to see returning adult salmon in the Platte River are from mid September to mid November at the lower weir (located off Lake Michigan Road 2 miles northwest of M-22) and late September to mid October at the upper weir located at the hatchery.
www.michigan.gov /dnr/1,1607,7-153-10364_10949_11241-22491--,00.html   (725 words)

 Fish River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A river that is both beneficial and destructive, the Brahmaputra deposits large amounts of fertile alluvial soil while at the same time causing disastrous and frequent floods.
The principal river of West Africa, the Niger is the third longest on the continent after the Nile and Congo.
Fishing in Perthshire Scotland (River Tay) for Salmon,Trout and Coarse Fish
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9034388?tocId=9034388   (956 words)

 ESPN Outdoors -- Skagit River having its moments for wild fish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
CONCRETE, Wash. — Early and mid-February on the Skagit River was a slow, transitional period for this big, brawling steelhead river.
With hatchery fish mostly long gone, and its famous wild March monsters yet to show up in thoroughly good numbers, anglers were left with a fairly typical onesy-twosy experience on the river.
The wild fish coming into the Skagit are going to one of two places: they're either heading to the very upper reaches of the Skagit to spawn, or they're heading up to turn into the Sauk River to spawn.
www.espn.go.com /outdoors/fishing/s/f_map_05_WA_Upper_Skagit.html   (1212 words)

 yourSource, Nov. 03 - Larval Fish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
“For fish such as shiners, shad, carp, paddlefish and sturgeon, the larval stage is a bottleneck in their life cycle,” said Reeves, a doctoral candidate in fisheries and wildlife who recently completed the second of three field seasons collecting larval fish.
The river’s sandbars, and the slow-moving, shallow water associated with them, have historically provided larval fish with the necessary habitat, but more than 90 percent of it has been lost through channelization and bank stabilization, said David Galat, MU associate professor of fisheries and wildlife.
Patton said that from preliminary data, fish spawning appears to be strongly associated with flow pulses in the lower Missouri River.
cafnr.missouri.edu /source/larvalfish.asp   (1710 words)

 Skeena River Fishing, British Columbia
We call these larger fish "northerns" because, not only is their average weight higher, they also have the distinctive large "hooked" nose that we commonly refer to as the "northern nose".
Float fishing or bottom bouncing works the best when the water is higher, the fish are not spooked and the current is moving at the correct speed.
The main rivers we fish are the Skeena, Copper and Meziadin.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/angling/river/skeena.phtml   (2587 words)

 Deschutes River Flyfishing Fish
The Deschutes River is famous for its native trout and steelhead populations.
The renowned Deschutes River rainbow trout, are nick-named "Redsides," because of the brilliant red stripe on their sides." These red sides average 13 to 18 inches with the occasional fish up to 23 inches.
The lower Deschutes River is known as one of the finest dry line steelhead fisheries in the country.
www.deschutesflyfishing.com /fish.htm   (228 words)

 UMESC - LTRMP Reports - Fish - Open River - Collection Summary
This report is a bullet summary of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program's (LTRMP) fish collection efforts conducted by the Open River Field Station on the Open River, Upper Mississippi River during 2000.
The LTRMP species total for the Open River before the 2000 season was 102; striped mullet and silver carp were collected and added as new species during 2000.
Mean catch-per-unit-effort and standard effort for fish collected by gears using stratified random (Tables 4.5-13.5) and fixed-site sampling (Tables 14.5-20.5) for each stratum are shown.
www.umesc.usgs.gov /reports_publications/ltrmp/fish/2000/open/summary_open.html   (258 words)

 Trinity River Basin Fish and Wildlife Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It provided for the establishment of a Trinity River Basin Task Force to advise the Secretary, and authorizes appropriations of $33,000,000 for the period Fiscal Year 1985 through 1995 for design and construction, and $2,400,000 for operations, maintenance, and monitoring for each of those Fiscal Years.
NOTE: The Task Force proposed a 5-year extension of the study and the Trinity River Fish and Wildlife Restoration Project at a cost of $22,000,000 to the Bureau of Reclamation.
The amendments mandate that Trinity River Basin Fish and Wildlife Task Force activities be coordinated with the Klamath River Basin Fisheries Task Force and the Klamath Fishery Management Council.
laws.fws.gov /lawsdigest/trinity.html   (446 words)

 UMESC - LTRMP Reports - Fish - Open River - Collection Summary
This report is a bullet summary of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program's (LTRMP) fish collection efforts conducted by the Open River Field Station on the Open River, Upper Mississippi River during 2001.
Of the 330 fish collections, 271 were from randomly selected sites within the side channel border, main channel border, unstructured, and main channel border, wing dam strata.
Mean catch-per-unit-effort and standard effort for fish collected by gears using stratified random (Tables 4.5-13.5) and fixed-site sampling (Tables 14.5-22.5) for each stratum are shown.
www.umesc.usgs.gov /reports_publications/ltrmp/fish/2001/open/summary_open.html   (360 words)

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