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To evaluate population metrics of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish in Lake Guntersville, Alabama. Currently, fishing mortality is unknown in Lake Guntersville. Current regulations in Alabama prevent the take of more than 1 blue catfish and flathead catfish over 34 inches. This project will examine the usefulness of creel and length limits designed to protect large catfish, and provide additional catfish population data for management biologists. Project Status: A total of 1,131 blue catfish, 157 flathead catfish, and 177 channel catfish were collected during 2009. Of the blue catfish, channel catfish, and ...
DIR011/2001 for Monsanto Ltd Australia proposes to trial Roundup Ready canola. This canola has been genetically modified by the introduction of tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) to assist in weed control. Risk assessors face an immense task sorting through opposing research findings and differing perspectives of risk. As guardians of the future health of people and the environment, risk assessors take on the hard task of integrating ideas and considering the historical and disciplinary context of the science they are faced with. Increasingly ... Read More