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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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


Salmon fishing in southern Oregon closed for 2016

Oregon officials say there will be no salmon fishing at the southern Oregon coast this year.


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.


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 …


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.


Judge: More water must be released from Columbia, Snake dams

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 …


600,000 chinook fry lost at Kooskia hatchery

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 …


Oregon curtails some use of gillnets on Columbia River

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis.


Idaho sets spring chinook fishing seasons

Idaho’s chinook fishing season will open on some rivers April 22.


That place where ghosts of salmon jump

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 …


Canada Island renamed in Salish for the Spokane Tribe

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.