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Tue., Nov. 20, 2012, 9:46 a.m.

Idaho sockeye salmon recovery effort documented

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo along with Kurtis Plaster, from Idaho Fish and Game released the first sockeye salmon into Redfish Lake Creek in Aug. 2010 as part of a celebration marking the species' record upstream returns.
 (Idaho Statesman)
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo along with Kurtis Plaster, from Idaho Fish and Game released the first sockeye salmon into Redfish Lake Creek in Aug. 2010 as part of a celebration marking the species' record upstream returns. (Idaho Statesman)

SALMON FISHERIES -- Sockeye salmon that make an incredible 900 mile journey from the ocean up the Columbia River system to reach their spawning areas in central Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains have a grim history of abuse.

They also are in the spotlight of a remarkable effort aiming at their recovery.

The Seattle Times has done a nice job of compiling the story and updating the status of a fishery that deserves our awe and respect.

Seattle Times

The extraordinary effort to save sockeye salmon

Why sockeye crashed: dams, poison and more 




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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