Stories tagged: salmon
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry
A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Warm waters off West Coast have lingering effects for salmon
The mass of warm water known as “the blob” that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Salmon advocates take to the water to call for dam breaching
Hundreds of salmon advocates launched dozens of boats on the Snake River here Saturday in what has become an annual event to show support for breaching the four lower Snake …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
Outside View: Culvert ruling needs legal clarification
If the ruling is allowed to stand, it would expand tribal authority to an unreasonable extent.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Washington changes status of Snake River steelhead
The Snake River in Washington will move to catch-and-release-only fishing starting Saturday and lasting through the season, according to an emergency rule change posted on the Washington Department of Fish …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Group to sue after farmed salmon spill into Puget Sound
A conservation group plans to sue after net pens at a salmon farm in Washington state collapsed, spilling thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Collapse at salmon farm renews concerns about fish farming
A net pen holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into Puget Sound and renewing concerns that a new proposed salmon-rearing operation could harm wild salmon …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Eclipse’s high tides break net, dump salmon
The public is being asked to help mop up a salmon spill from an imploded net holding 305,000 fish at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Washington seeks Supreme Court review of culvert ruling
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by a federal appeals court that state officials say will require it to pay billions of …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Josh Mills: Bill would rubber-stamp salmon failure
H.R. 3144 would effectively overturn the court ruling and rubber-stamp the government’s previous inadequate and illegal plan.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Klickitat River has hedge against season’s grim fish run forecasts
The Klickitat River is a bright spot in the otherwise grim news of this year’s lagging steelhead and salmon runs, a veteran fishing guide says.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules
A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration …
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017
John Francisco: Legislation protects salmon and hydrosystem
Inland Power supports our legislators in their effort to save the dams and protect our natural, renewable and affordable energy source.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Salmon success subject of TV series
A Spokane production company has released a 13-episode television show detailing some of the successful efforts to improve salmon runs along the Columbia River and its tributaries.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
More naturally flowing Columbia River would benefit region’s economy, tribes say
Allowing the Columbia to flow more like a natural river would benefit the region financially, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits to local communities, Northwest tribes say.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Study: Orcas’ failed pregnancies linked to scarce food
Improving salmon runs could help the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington, according to a new study that found the orcas cannot find enough fish to …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Lawmakers support angler fee to boost Columbia salmon
Legislation to extend for two additional years the special $8.75 fee to fish for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries got strong support Wednesday and approval …
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.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Plan to protect salmon backfires as predator birds flee
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Conservationists: Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens
Fewer of North America’s Atlantic salmon are making it back to rivers to spawn, which bodes poorly for the future of the imperiled fish, an international conservation group says.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Spring chinook fishing closed in Clearwater Basin
Idaho fisheries managers pulled the plug on spring fishing in the Clearwater Basin on Monday after giving the beleaguered season a brief second life.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Permanent ban on suction dredging passes Oregon House
Suction dredge mining could be permanently banned from Western Oregon’s wild salmon habitat under a bill that has passed the Oregon House.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Snake River family festival spotlights utility of dams
The Snake River Family Festival, with free food, family activities, music and information booths on the importance of dams to the region, will be presented 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday …
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.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Washington sea birds killing for salmon stability continues
The U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers say they will continue to kill cormorant sea birds known to heavily reduce the Columbia River’s salmon population for a third year.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Salmon fishing in southern Oregon closed for 2016
Oregon officials say there will be no salmon fishing at the southern Oregon coast this year.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Bill seeks to allow tribes to kill salmon-eating sea lions
Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in the Columbia River under a bill introduced in Congress.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Groups warn of lawsuit over logging of Oregon forests because of harm to salmon
Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests that harm …
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Dorothy Dean presents: Make this pesto-crusted salmon one of your go-to recipes
One of the best things about this dish is how easily it comes together.