Stories tagged: salmon
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Vandals killed 700,000 chum salmon in Vancouver late in December.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A short-term agreement over fish passage operations at Snake and Columbia river dams could help researchers determine whether spilling more water there can significantly boost survival of juvenile salmon and …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
After decades of arguments and court challenges, a landmark agreement supported by states, tribes and federal agencies is expected to change how water is spilled at Columbia and Lower Snake …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
A task force to study possible removal of the Snake River dams could generate outsized controversy in Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
The state’s wildlife commission will discuss Columbia River salmon management policies and take public comments on Lower Columbia sturgeon management Friday and Saturday.
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
A bill designed to curb sea lions preying on at-risk fish populations on the Columbia River and select tributaries passed through the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
In a cavernous, and cold, warehouse in Airway Heights a group of Spokane Tribe of Indians fish biologists encircled a large, vicious-looking fish Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
A lawsuit by an Idaho utility against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce has been put …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 1:20 p.m.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the management of Columbia River fisheries Nov. 1 through 3, Thursday through Saturday, including a one-day information-sharing workshop with its Oregon counterpart.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
There is good and bad news associated with the latest update of projected steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake rivers.
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
The White Pine Sash Co. of Spokane announced that it would be devoting itself entirely to war work.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
This week’s rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of a double-whammy of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:34 a.m.
With dismal numbers of fall Chinook returning to Bonneville Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will close salmon fishing on much of the Columbia River.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Seattle-based PCC Community Markets says it will stop selling all chinook salmon products caught in Northwest waters to help critically endangered orcas.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:04 p.m.
With water flows down and the heat up, temperatures in parts of the Yakima River this summer have been running more like those in the waters of coastal Hawaii, according …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
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Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
Boaters on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River are urged to steer clear of chinook salmon spawning nests, or redds.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
State fishery managers have declared a night closure for salmon and steelhead fishing starting Saturday on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries, according to …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Feeding hatchery fish to a wild, starving orca in an unprecedented move by federal scientists to save her life.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A grieving orca mother pushing her dead child. Her pod mate slowly starving. Spokane-area activists and environmentalists say the drama highlights the political and biological connections between the Columbia River …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that gobble endangered salmon in the Columbia River has cleared a key committee in the U.S. Senate.
Thu., July 26, 2018
Salmon and steelhead migrated into Canada each year before the construction of Grand Coulee Dam blocked fish passage to the upper Columbia River basin. Getting salmon back to British Columbia …