This page is a brief look at fishing news in North America and the world.
Fishing News by Region
The United States
Fishing News North
Design Engineering reports that there is a project in the North Atlantic to clean farmed Salmon of a parasite they contract before being released. Ultimately this will strengthen the fishery on northern streams and rivers along the Atlantic coast.
Fishing News South
The season continues in lakes, ponds and back water for all species. Don’t throw you line in if you don’t want to catch a fish.
Fishing News West
Its been a great fishing season out west. There has been plenty of water across the entire region providing for great bass, panfish, catfish and white fish in fresh water. Some of the salt water salmon runs have been restricted, but this will only make that fishery stronger for the future.
It the fire ravaged areas of Sonoma County there is a great deal of concern about both lakes and streams. Tons of acidic ash has washed into water ways across this part of the state with more and worse run off expected during the winter rains. Smaller creeks are chocked. The ph balance in many lakes has changed. Time will reveal the damage to the fishery in this part of the country,
Fishing News Central
As with other parts of the country, bass, trout, walleye and crappie fishing from shore and boat are ending for the season. A great summer season in all states points to a productive winter season through the ice for crappie, trout, walleye and pickerel.
Fishing News East
While fresh water fishing is closing out in the north east as cold whether closes in, reports of increased acidification of the ocean off the coast of New England has some scientists concerned. Michael McDord, writing for IndepthNH.org sites an article from the Smithsonian Institute that states ” …. scientists believe that the oceans have become 30 percent more acidic over the past 200 years as oceans are estimated to soak up about 22 million tons of Co2 daily.” For us non-scientific types, this an lead to decreased food supplies in the water for larger species and shrinking habit.
Several sources including TheCapeCod.com, report that the Canadian Minster of Fisheries has stated grave concern about the cause of the deaths of 16 right whales in or near the St. Lawrence Seaway this year. The minister called a round table of Canadian and American officials to discuss this unprecedented number of right whale deaths in such a small area.
Fishermen are reminded that the Murray Cod season closed on September 1st. This prized game fish is still being caught illegally either by accident or intentional. Stiff penalties are brought in with each fish.
Australian Bass and Estuary Perch season is once again open.
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