fish 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 Feds Study Fish Impact for Indian Point License Renewals http://wamc.org/post/feds-study-fish-impact-indian-point-license-renewals <p>WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The federal fisheries service says the continued operation of two nuclear plants in the Hudson Valley would kill hundreds of fish in two protected species, but would not come close to wiping them out.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 04:07:25 +0000 Allison Dunne 57264 at http://wamc.org Feds Study Fish Impact for Indian Point License Renewals Work Begins To Remove Dam In Pelham Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/work-begins-remove-dam-pelham-massachusetts <p> Work began Wednesday&nbsp; in the western Massachusetts town of&nbsp; Pelham to remove a public safety threat and at the same time provide an ecological benefit to the region.&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p> Environmental officials, and others celebrated as work began to remove a stone dam on the Amethyst Brook. It will result&nbsp; in better water quality and open a corridor for the migration of aquatic wildlife, according to&nbsp; Wendi Weber, the northeast regional director for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:32:12 +0000 Paul Tuthill 50058 at http://wamc.org Work Begins To Remove Dam In Pelham Massachusetts NY: New Advice on Eating Fish from State Waterways http://wamc.org/post/ny-new-advice-eating-fish-state-waterways <p>New York conservation officials have updated the advice they give people about the safety of eating fish from the state&#39;s waterways.</p><p>Among this year&#39;s changes is the addition of the Lewiston Reservoir in Niagara County and part of the Beaver River in Lewis County to the advisory list. And there are changes in the fish species included in advisories for four Adirondack waters: Fall Lake in Hamilton County; Francis Lake in Lewis County; Schroon Lake in Warren and Essex counties; and Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:08:35 +0000 40355 at http://wamc.org NY: New Advice on Eating Fish from State Waterways