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  1. Exotic Species

    BASS Times Staff Report

    FLINT, Mich. — As U.S. fisheries continue to become a huge mixing bowl for foreign species, fishermen continue to land some rather unusual critters. This past summer was no exception. In Michigan, catches included South American piranhas, as we...

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2005
  2. Water Wars

    BASS Times Staff Report

    HOOVER DAM, Nev. — Water officials from California, Arizona and Nevada have joined with the federal government to enact a 50-year plan designed to both protect the lower Colorado River and ensure human needs are met. "This agreement represents ...

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2005
  3. Yelas to host fishing camp

    BASS Times Staff Report

    Yelas to host fishing camp

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2005
  4. Record roundup

    BASS Times Staff Report

    World's biggest fish landed in Thailand

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2005
  5. Water Wars

    BASS Times Staff Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation that authorizes $1.7 billion for construction of seven lock expansions on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, as well as $1.46 billion for habitat restoration. The bill, introdu...

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2005
  6. Water Wars

    BASS Times Staff Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eight regional and national environmental groups are asking Congress to provide $170 million annually to restore the upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers. That's about $40 million more a year than what Missouri Sen. Kit Bond...

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2005
  7. Conservation News

    BASS Times Staff Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Good news out of the nation's capital regarding wetlands. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will spend $200 million to restore this valuable fish and wildlife habitat through the Conservation Reserve Program. The anno...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2005
  8. Conservation News

    BASS Times Staff Report

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Pawlenty has stopped a proposal that likely would have gutted Minnesota's Wetland Conservation Act. "The governor sent a clear message. He supports wetlands wholeheartedly," said Doug Thomas, assistant director of the...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2005
  9. Fisheries Management

    BASS Times Staff Report

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The boating industry is opposing a proposed federal law that would require every boater to wear a life jacket while a vessel is under way. That message came across loud and clear during a recent public forum conducted by the Na...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2005
  10. Conservation News

    BASS Times Staff Report

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —For the fourth year in a row, Illinois lawmakers have failed to pass legislation that would set guidelines on when and how wetlands can be developed. The bill most recently rejected, by a 5-3 vote, in the Senate Environment a...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2005
  11. Who is the 'Greatest Bass Angler'?

    BASS Times Staff Report

    A debate that promises to spark plenty of discussion

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2005
  12. America's Wetlands

    BASS Times Staff Report

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Since 1950, nearly 2,000 square miles of Louisiana wetlands, an area nearly twice the size of Rhode Island, have disappeared. By 2050, another 1,000 square miles could be lost. Currently, an estimated 25 to 35 square miles ar...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2004
  13. Fines for pollution increased by EPA

    BASS Times Staff Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made it more expensive for those who violate the Clean Water Act and other federal environmental laws. Each violation now can be as high as $32,500 per day, a 17.23 percent in...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2004
  14. Shark attacks linked to the 'dead zone'

    BASS Times Staff Report

    HOUSTON, Texas — The "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this past summer covered approximately 5,800 square miles, forcing many aquatic species to flee or perish and others to attack. "Fish and swimming crabs escape," said Nancy Rabalais, a scie...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2004
  15. America's Wetlands

    BASS Times Staff Report

    BATON ROUGE, La. — What's causing the loss of Louisiana's wetlands? Civilization, of course, and the fact that we completely ignored the importance of wetlands as we altered the terrain. Sediment washing down the Mississippi and Atchafalaya ri...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2004
  16. Exotic Species

    BASS Times Staff Report

    Four species of snakehead fish have been reported in the United States, with specimens found in the waters of California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and, more recently, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. They are believed ...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2004