5/4/07: The VHS virus federal order has been amended effective 5/4/07 to allow transportation of live fish over international and interstate borders for fishing activities such as tournaments where the fish are released alive. Read the VHS page for details.
A bighead carp has been found in Illinois’ Lake Calumet, about six miles north of an electric barrier set up to stop the invasive fish from entering the Great Lakes.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Dave Camp, sponsors of legislation to speed up the creation of a plan to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp, today welcomed the Army Corps of Engineers announcement to accelerate its efforts to block the damaging invasive species.
Opposition grew Wednesday against a proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna, with several Arab countries joining Japan in arguing it would hurt poor fishing nations and wasn’t scientifically justified.
Representatives to a U.N. conference on biodiversity agreed early Saturday to expand protected areas on land and at sea in the hopes of slowing the rate of extinction of the world’s animals and plants and preventing further damage to its ecosystems.
Pollution before the first Earth Day was not only visible, it was in your face: Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River caught fire. An oil spill fouled 30 miles of Southern California beaches.
A contentious battle between Asia and the West over the fate of the Atlantic bluefin tuna prized by sushi lovers overshadowed a United Nations conference that opened Saturday in the Gulf state of Qatar.