11:27 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Carp are collected at a breeding farm near the Belarus village of Ozerny in November 2013. Researchers say there's a lot the aquaculture industry can do to be more efficient.
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Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 7:19 am

We Americans love our fried shrimp, our sushi and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the world count on fish as a critical part of their diet, too. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, fish now accounts for almost 17 percent of the world's intake of protein — in some coastal and island countries it's as high as 70 percent.

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9:07 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Cold winter killing fish in Missouri lakes

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Missouri's cold winter is killing off more fish than usual in ponds and lakes.

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8:15 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Mo. conservation officials discuss catfish rules

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding several meetings to discuss regulations for blue catfish.

Anglers and conservation officials have been concerned about declining blue catfish catches from Truman Reservoir for two decades and more recently from the Lake of the Ozarks. Both lakes have at least adequate numbers of smaller blue catfish but heavy fishing for those 24 inches and larger is keeping sizes smaller. The two lakes are formed by separate dams on the Osage River.

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8:57 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Reasons behind deaths of thousands of fish remain elusive

Thousands of fish were found dead in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.

Conservation officials are still trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish in a central Missouri creek.

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AM Newscasts
8:49 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Newscast for April 12, 2012

Missouri House members approved a measure rewriting a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ryan Ferguson to appear in court next week
  • Reasons behind the deaths of thousands of fish in Columbia remain elusive
  • A Missouri woman wins thousands from lottery 
Science, Health and Technology
8:50 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek

Scientists are still unsure what exactly caused the death of nearly 14,000 fish in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.

Thousands of fish from several different species were found dead in Flat Branch Creek on Monday.

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AM Newscasts
8:32 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Newscast for April 11, 2012

Lawmakers in Jefferson City are reviewing a new version of a bill reforming workplace discrimination laws in the state.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek
  • The Missouri House begins looking at new version of workplace discrimination bill.
  • Ron Paul takes reconvened St. Charles Co. caucus.