Stories tagged: fish
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
Court OKs boosting water spill to aid fish at Northwest dams
A U.S. appeals court on Monday affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead and aid their migration to …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
No more ‘Kings of the Columbia’: Chinook salmon much smaller, younger these days, study finds
They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
No diet for these carp as Trump goes all-in on fish food
Amid the protocol and pageantry Monday, Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paused for a lighter moment – to feed Asian carp fish in a koi pond.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Clark County among first in U.S. to link salmonella outbreak to tuna
Clark County Public Health officials were among the first to identify a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tuna loins and tuna steaks.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
State agencies wrapping up cleanup of western Montana mine
State agencies are wrapping up cleanup operations on a western Montana mine that caused high mercury concentrations in fish in nearby bodies of water.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Fish on: Idaho Fish and Game Commission OKs steelhead harvest
Idaho anglers will be able to catch and keep hatchery steelhead starting Sunday.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Inland Empire Paper awarded for 15 years of forest, waterway renovation
On Friday, the Inland Empire Paper Company received an award from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. For the past 15 years IEP has methodically evaluated and overhauled much …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
Mixed news for steelhead on Columbia Basin
It’s projected that fewer than 131,000 steelhead will come through Bonneville Dam this year. That’s the lowest number in more than three decades and represents a fall of at least …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Plan to protect salmon backfires as predator birds flee
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an island in the Columbia River has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Yellowstone Park says it’s winning against non-native fish
Researchers trying to preserve native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park say they are on track to eliminate non-native fish from Yellowstone Lake in about a decade.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Removing carp from Lake Spokane mixes science, grunt work
Reducing the number of carp in Lake Spokane to improve water quality is not only rife with complications, it’s also ripe.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Funding $17 million short for Montana dam to save fish
A federal agency that plans to build a new Yellowstone River dam and bypass channel meant to save an endangered fish only has about half the money needed for construction.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Young salmon risk ‘gas bubble trauma’ on trip to ocean
Juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating out of the Columbia River Basin in unusually high flows this year face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Officials predict low return of steelhead to Snake River
Fisheries managers are predicting this year’s return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries will be the lowest in about two decades.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Plunge into the art of seafood cooking for Lent
Some items simply might be cost-prohibitive, depending on an individual’s budget. But, there is more than one fish in the sea.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Plans for Idaho dam water release poses threat to fish
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will have to release more water than normal this year from a northern Idaho dam because of ample snowpack, but the move …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 1 p.m.
Forest audit finds Idaho loggers following state rules
Idaho’s logging rules intended to protect water quality in streams inhabited by fish are effective and loggers are following those rules, state officials say.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Oregon to decide Friday on Columbia salmon reforms
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet here Friday to make its decision on the Columbia River salmon management reforms.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
New Yellowstone dam challenged over sturgeon worries
Wildlife advocates plan to challenge the approval of a new Yellowstone River dam aimed at benefiting Montana and North Dakota farmers that critics say could kill off a dwindling population …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Falling fish knocks out power in Seattle
Utility officials say a falling fish knocked out power to nearly 200 customers in Seattle.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6:39 p.m.
Idaho utility seeks to negate Oregon fish passage law
Federal authorities should negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River where it forms the border between Idaho and …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK’d; court approval needed
Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana’s Yellowstone River but construction can’t proceed until a judge signs off.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 9:10 p.m.
Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for U.S. West
It sounds like a “Big Fish” story: a plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. But scientists …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
About 200 steelhead die at North Idaho dam
AHSAHKA, Idaho – Officials in North Idaho say about 200 federally protected adult steelhead have died in the North Fork of the Clearwater River, apparently after sustaining injuries at a …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
EPA approves parts of Washington clean-water plan
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday finalized water-quality rules for Washington state tied partly to how much fish people eat, approving some aspects of the state’s plan but deciding in …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell supports Oregon dam removal
The U.S. Secretary of Interior supports the removal of four hydroelectric dams on Oregon’s Klamath River.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
More disease testing planned for Yellowstone, tributaries
Montana wildlife officials are conducting tests on fish from additional areas to see if they are infected with a disease blamed in a massive fish kill in the Yellowstone River.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 11:19 p.m.
Chum salmon surprisingly resistant to pollution, WSU research finds
BREMERTON, Wash. – Chum salmon appear to have a cockroach-like resistance to pollution. Scientists at Washington State University’s stormwater research center in Puyallup recently made the surprising discovery that chum …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Two trout lakes drained for repairs in Stevens County
Water levels at two trout fishing lakes in the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are being lowered for fall construction projects.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
State adopts ‘fish consumption rule’ after years of debate
Washington state regulators have adopted new clean-water rules tied partly to how much fish people eat, ending years of heated debate over how clean the state’s waters should be.