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Local anglers and others may be interested in a bit of news today from B.A.S.S., which runs the Bassmasters Elite Series (remember that this last weekend?). In a press release (much of which is included below), the tournament’s all-time...
Thousands of fishing fans are heading north to the St. Lawrence River this weekend for the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament, the top professional tour for bass anglers. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo showed up to do some cheering of his own from...
Good Friday to you! (It’s not actually Good Friday, but I hope you’re having a good one.) Today in the news, North Country Congressman Bill Owens’ amendment to the $38.9 billion Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill...
Hello hello hello! A lot from our newsroom this morning. Julie Grant reports on the ongoing questions about the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg: At a forum yesterday at the center, Acting Director of the New York State Office of Mental...
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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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 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
Oct 24, 2005 — This week we begin an extensive series on ten threats to the Great Lakes, with a look at some of the earliest invasive species. There are more than 160 non-native species in the Great Lakes basin. If they do environmental or economic harm, they're called invasive species. There are estimates that invasive species cost the region billions of dollars a year. David Sommerstein tells us how some of the region's earliest invaders got into the lakes. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Aug 15, 2005 — A massive spill of liquid manure in the Black River flowed slower than expected this weekend. Three million gallons of cow waste entered the river last week when a wall in a holding lagoon burst on Marks dairy farms south of Lowville. Hundreds of thousands of fish were killed. The Hudson River/Black River Regulating District released extra water from Stillwater Reservoir on Friday to help move the manure into Lake Ontario. According to News 10 Now, kayaking, rafting, and fishing outfitters along the river had to cancel hundreds of reservations. Steve Litwiler is a spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Conservation, which is handling the spill. He spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Jun 22, 2005 — Sporting organizations from across the state sent representatives to Albany for yesterday's first meeting of the State Assembly Republican Hunting and Fishing Task Force. Go to full article
Jun 08, 2005 — British carp fishermen Tim Paisley and Steve Briggs are lapping the competition at the World Carp Championship on the St. Lawrence River. They've hauled in more than 1000 pounds of carp, triple their next closest challengers. No one's caught the million dollar record-breaking carp yet, though. An American, Ed Gilstrap, has caught the biggest so far at 38 pounds, 14 ounces. David Sommerstein was on the shoreline earlier this week to sample the sporting and economic dimensions of carp fishing. Go to full article