Stories tagged: salmon
Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
What if you could compose music to understand how salmon migrate through rivers? A team of researchers from the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University have found a way …
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
House votes to curb salmon eaters: Bill would allow problem sea lions to be euthanized; Senate still must act
A bill to expand the authority of Northwest fisheries agencies to help struggling native species in the lower Columbia and Willamette rivers by killing sea lions there passed the U.S. …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
There are about 4,500 sea lions in the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to Astoria, Ore., and they love eating salmon and steelhead.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a decision that put Washington on the hook for replacing hundreds of culverts in an effort to save salmon while refusing to order federal government …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court order that forces Washington state to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration.
UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Schemes to irrigate central Washington have stalled and unraveled for more than a century. New efforts are underway to divert water from the Columbia or other sources, but uncertainty remains.
Thu., May 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
To raise awareness about high mortality rates for steelhead and salmon in Puget Sound waters, “Survive the Sound” invites students to track juvenile steelhead as they travel to the ocean …
Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public for feedback on a draft assessment of a policy guiding the management of salmon in the lower Columbia River.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
Breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams would require an act of Congress under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 2 p.m.
The House has approved a bill that would effectively reverse a federal judge’s order to spill water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean.
Tue., April 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Canadians and U.S residents had a frank discussion Tuesday about what they hope to see from the renegotiation of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty. Salmon, recreation, flood control and hydropower …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Scientists have made a significant discovery about how a deadly virus infects juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. The finding could help hatchery managers protect their stock …
Wed., April 18, 2018
Washington state argued to the Supreme Court on Wednesday that replacing hundreds of stream culverts blocking salmon migration is onerous and too expensive.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
The energy produced by the four lower Snake River dams could be replaced by a mix of other clean energy sources, according to a study
Thu., April 5, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Just as crews from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission have for a number of years, Walsey, Bobby Begay and Reggie Sargeant patrolled the river just below Bonneville Dam on …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Clatsop County and three private property owners along Bear, Mary’s and Ferris creeks, all tributaries of the slough, have partnered with the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce and Bonneville Power …
Sat., March 31, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
The majority of Washington voters would rather see an increased wild salmon run than preserve four lower Snake River Dams, according to a
Wed., March 28, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
BOISE – Two southeastern Idaho tribes are seeking to intervene in a utility’s attempt to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Three environmental groups are suing the federal government over the decline in wild salmon and steelhead in the Upper Willamette watershed.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Senate votes to phase out net pens with non-native species and Inslee says he supports the move.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
Washington state officials on Sunday canceled a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific at the site where net pens holding farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed last summer, releasing thousands of non-native fish …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
Nearly two dozen water diversion projects in central Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley are harming federally protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout, an environmental group said in a lawsuit.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Aquaculture companies that raise Atlantic salmon in the Puget Sound made an impassioned plea Thursday to keep their net pens and the jobs they support but critics say it’s time …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Washington state’s culvert case this year, heating up a 17-year legal battle over the state’s duty to protect and restore salmon habitat as part …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:47 p.m.
Bill calls for extensive study of fish raised in net pens, could end the practice by 2024.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until recently, the theory hadn’t been tested.