Sea Grant

8:34am

Sat March 22, 2014
Environment

How much do bass fishing tournaments hurt the fish?

Bassmaster Elite angler Randy Howell reels in a small mouth during a tournament practice session near Ogdensburg last summer.
David Sommerstein/NCPR

Last summer, the country's top professional anglers were catching hundreds of pounds of Bass in the St. Lawrence River for the Bassmasters Elite tournament. Elite series officials deemed it a big success. A study found it generated $1-3 million for the region.

But are tournaments like Bassmasters Elite bad for the fish?

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4:32pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Environment

College students help fight invasive species

Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Louisiana State University

All summer long, the Department of Environmental Conservation is stationing college students at boat launches around New York with the mission to stop the spread of invasive species.

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