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Here at NCPR we’ve heard rumors of late that Larry the Fish guy has been training someone to take over his business. For around 20 years, Larry made weekly stops in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, selling fresh fish packed in ice...
New York's DEC announced new rules this week for reselling large-mouth bass to consumers. It used to be only licensed hatcheries could sell the fish for food. Now a fish marketer can buy the fish from a hatchery and sell (dead) to...
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Jan 03, 2007 — A disease is spreading, causing large fish kills in the Great Lakes. Biologists and fishery officials are working to prevent further spread of the disease, but there's a conflict between government agencies. Lester Graham reports there's also a cost to businesses that deal in live fish. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2006 — An emerging fish disease known as viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, has prompted a proposed ban on the use of ballast water in the Great Lakes. Chuck Quirmbach reports the proposed ban is leading to predictions of economic disruption. Go to full article
Aug 24, 2006 — This month, we're revisiting the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's series on the ten top threats to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system. One of the keys to the health of the lakes is the connection between the lakes and the land. The GLRC's Chris McCarus reports on how construction over natural coastal wetlands actually hurts fish populations. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Aug 18, 2006 — Cormorants are a native fish-eating bird. Almost killed off by pesticides earlier in the century, cormorants are back, and sport fisherman say they're eating up their business. But research hasn't yet shown enough to act. Yesterday the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources held an information session in Ogdensburg. Gregory Warner reports. Go to full article
Jul 26, 2006 — All summer long, seafood lovers in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties are keeping their eyes open for a white truck with a big red lobster on its side. It's Larry's fish truck. He has been selling fresh fish packed in ice from Maine and Boston for nearly 15 years. He's today's Heard Up North. Go to full article
Jul 13, 2006 — Thousands more dead fish are washing up on the shore of eastern Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River. Biologists and local businesses are concerned because many different species are being killed. As David Sommerstein reports, a new virus may be causing the die-off. Go to full article
Jun 16, 2006 — Biologists are concerned a new fish virus may become an ongoing threat in the St. Lawrence River. DEC officials have confirmed Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia, or VHS, killed hundreds of round gobies, an invasive species, last month near Cape Vincent. The virus also killed 18 muskies, a prized native fish in the St. Lawrence. The DEC says it hasn't affected river trout or salmon populations so far. David Sommerstein spoke with John Farrell. Farrell directs SUNY ESF's Thousand Islands Biological Station near Clayton. He says the virus is common in Europe and Japan, and in saltwater in the Pacific Northwest. It first showed up in the Great Lakes watershed last year, in the Bay of Quinte in Lake Ontario. Go to full article
Jun 08, 2006 — The Round Goby followed its Caspian/Black Sea neighbor, the zebra mussel, into the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes around 1990. It is displacing its less aggressive local relative, the sculpin, and harming populations of game fish. On the other hand, it eats zebra mussels. Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about the downs and ups of invasive species, and efforts to slow their spread into American waters. Go to full article
Sep 06, 2005 — Two Clarkson University professors are trying to determine what causes a potentially fatal disease in birds and fish. Earlier this month, two dead seagulls in Cape Vincent tested positive for Type E Botulism. It was the first time the disease was identified on the St. Lawrence River. Botulism can harm humans who eat birds or fish poisoned with the toxin. David Sommerstein spoke with Tom Langen, a biology professor at Clarkson. He and colleague Michael Twiss are testing dead birds and fish on the St. Lawrence. Type E Botulism first showed up in the Great Lakes in 1998. Langen's hypothesis is that it's tied to invasive species like the round goby and zebra and quagga mussels. Go to full article