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Quagga Mussel

Arizona winter visitors: prepare to clean, drain and dry

PHOENIX —The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to “clean, drain and dry” – and especially decontaminate — their watercraft and equipment before exiting waters designated as having aquatic invasive species (AIS). This reminder is especially important for out-of-town visitors who moor their boats at AIS-infected waters and are preparing to head out of […]

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Comorant Eat Bass

AZGFD studies cormorant impact on wildlife, fish

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) prides itself on providing ample fishing opportunities for its legions of anglers and the state’s growing populations of cormorants have taken notice. In early 2017, AZGFD began a study of the state’s two species of the bird – neotropic and double-crested cormorants – both of which […]

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Poising Our Water

NIH study finds two pesticides associated with Parkinson’s disease

New research shows a link between use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, and Parkinson’s disease. People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson’s disease approximately 2.5 times more often than non-users. Rotenone, regularly used by the Corp of Engineers, BLM, and many state Parks & Wildlife agencies! The study was a collaborative effort conducted by […]

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Lake Havasu Bass Fishing

Public comment sought on proposed boating restrictions at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Department has concerns over short public comment period, supports a 60-day extension The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages constituents to participate in the public comment process regarding the draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination for the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released the Compatibility Determination on April 12 and […]

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Grass Carp Devastate Fishing Habitat

Anglers to Target Grass Carp on Lake Conroe – Lake Havasu

Bow and rod-and-reel anglers will remove excess carp to aid native aquatic vegetation restoration ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries staff has partnered with the Texas Bowfishing Association (TBA) and the Texas BASS Federation Nation (TBFN) to conduct a grass carp removal tournament on Lake Conroe Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10. […]

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