fish & wildlife http://wamc.org en NY Gov Signs Law Protecting Sharks http://wamc.org/post/ny-gov-signs-law-protecting-sharks <p></p><p>New York is banning trade in shark fins starting next summer in an effort to protect the marine predators.</p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed the law Friday, says an estimated 73 million sharks are killed worldwide to meet the market demand. The fins are used in soup popular in Chinese cuisine.</p><p>So-called "finning" of sharks is already illegal in U.S. and New York coastal waters. The practice involves catching sharks, cutting off their fins and returning them to the water to die.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:34:56 +0000 Dave Lucas 70114 at http://wamc.org NY Gov Signs Law Protecting Sharks Results Positive For First Massachusetts Bald Eagle Nesting Survey http://wamc.org/post/results-positive-first-massachusetts-bald-eagle-nesting-survey <p></p><p>Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game have released their results of the first statewide bald eagle nesting survey, conducted earlier this spring.</p><p></p><p>The Department of Fish and Game has announced that 30 active bald eagle nets have been verified in Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to Cape Cod. The eagles were spotted as part of the state’s first bald eagle nesting survey, which was coordinated by the department’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and involved agency staff and volunteers.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 64199 at http://wamc.org Results Positive For First Massachusetts Bald Eagle Nesting Survey Study Suggests Dam Removal Can Restore Native New England Fish Species http://wamc.org/post/study-suggests-dam-removal-can-restore-native-new-england-fish-species <p>Researchers are claiming that it’s possible to save important native New England fish species if certain upgrades and removal of existing infrastructure can be made. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…</p><p>Ecologists from UMass Amherst and Stony Brook University in New York are saying that although the survival of some species of river herring in New England is threatened, work can be done to restore the small fish to healthy populations.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 46724 at http://wamc.org Study Suggests Dam Removal Can Restore Native New England Fish Species "In Pursuit of Giants: One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish" http://wamc.org/post/pursuit-giants-one-mans-global-search-last-great-fish <p>We welcome New England recreational fisherman, Matt Rigney, to the show and speak with him about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0670023353/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0670023353&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">In Pursuit of Giants: One Man&#39;s Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0670023353" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:38:58 +0000 Joe Donahue 45041 at http://wamc.org "In Pursuit of Giants: One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish" Vermont Deer Hearings to be Held This Week http://wamc.org/post/vermont-deer-hearings-be-held-week <p>The Vermont Fish &amp; Wildlife Department will hold two public hearings this month on deer management.</p><p>The topics will include the 2011 hunting results and recommendations for an antlerless permitting and youth season this year.</p><p>Last year, hunters took 12,132 deer during the archery, youth, rifle, and muzzleloader seasons in Vermont. Those totals will be discussed in detail at the hearings.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 10:44:27 +0000 38894 at http://wamc.org Vermont Deer Hearings to be Held This Week