A small staff of scientists in Bozeman, Montana, are doing big things for conservation and commerce. The Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership moves fish drugs from the theoretical to the practical. Here's a snapshot, by the numbers.
President Hoover and Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
For eight years through the 1920s Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover, oversaw the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (it became the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1940). A fitting charge perhaps, for a man obsessed with angling since childhood.
Hoover never lost interest in fishing, often escaping the stress of the presidency wading the Rapidan River in northern Virginia. In the last year of his life he published Fishing for Fun--and to Wash Your Soul. Given his ardent interest, it's no surprise to see archival images of him on the shores of Pyramid Lake in Nevada, fishing for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.
It's pure speculation, but once senses that he would take great satisfaction in the conservation successes achieved by the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex in bringing a fish back from near extinction.
New reefs will aid ancient species
Sturgeon, other fish, expected to use spawning habitat
Workers are going to place rocks in the St. Clair River this week to build a reef to provide habitat for spawning fish.
The reef being constructed near East China Township is one of two planned for the river this year. The $3.5 million construction project is an effort to restore the populations of lake sturgeon, walleye and lake whitefish.
Goats spell trouble for invasive weeds