fish http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Game and Fish studies invasive fish habitat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-studies-invasive-fish-habitat <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is studying invasive fish called burbot, to figure out what parts of the Green River they occupy at different times of year.</p><p>The department’s Darren Rhea says that could help them come up with ways to reduce the burbot population. He says burbot are problematic for the river’s ecosystem.</p><p>“They are almost exclusively a pisciverous fish, so they prey almost exclusively on other fish,” Rhea said.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:28:00 +0000 Willow Belden 51824 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish studies invasive fish habitat New water rights bill would allow holders to change use, help fish http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-water-rights-bill-would-allow-holders-change-use-help-fish <p>Representative Rosie Berger of Big Horn is sponsoring a bill that would allow water rights holders to temporarily change their use to benefit certain fisheries areas in the state.</p><p>Under current law, if a private citizen wants to restore in-stream-flow on his property, he must permanently donate his water rights to the state. Also, holders can lose their water rights if they don’t use them to their full extent. Berger’s bill would allow holders to retain water rights, even if they stop irrigating part-way through the summer… thus leaving more water for the fish.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:10:09 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31861 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New water rights bill would allow holders to change use, help fish