Stories tagged: salmon
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oregon officials say there will be no salmon fishing at the southern Oregon coast this year.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best things about this dish is how easily it comes together.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
A federal judge in Oregon says that beginning next year, the government must spill more water from dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to improve the chances that …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Fisheries officials are hopeful they can mitigate the loss of 600,000 spring chinook fry at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery but are anxious over the fate of 1.4 million juvenile …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Idaho’s chinook fishing season will open on some rivers April 22.
Sat., March 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Commissioned as public art when the Spokane Public Library moved to its building with a view over the Spokane Falls, this poem by Sherman Alexie honors the falls, and their …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
The name snxw meneɂ (sin-HOO-men-huh) means “salmon people” in the Salish tongue spoken by the tribe. The island had previously been known as Cannon, and Crystal, Island.