Stories tagged: salmon
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 10:44 a.m.
A federal judge has signed off on a plan to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Idaho officials say air quality is in the unhealthy range in the east-central Idaho town of Salmon and surrounding area due to stagnant air that has elevated pollutant levels.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Negotiations over the future of the Columbia River Treaty will start early next year between the U.S. and Canada. Changes to the treaty could impact Northwest electric rates, salmon survival …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would reduce spill over Columbia and Snake river dams, and prevent the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
A documentary on the Upper Columbia tribes’ 2016 canoe journey to Kettle Falls will be shown Thursday at the Garland Theater.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
State officials ask fish farming company to keep new salmon smolts out of the Puget Sound, but company says no.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
The fishing wasn’t red hot, but anglers averaged 22 hours per chinook for 1.3 salmon per boat on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River last week. Fishing pressure was …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
More than 100 spring chinook salmon not needed at a northern Idaho hatchery have been released into a creek to spawn naturally.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
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.
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.
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
If the ruling is allowed to stand, it would expand tribal authority to an unreasonable extent.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …