Stories tagged: salmon
Tue., May 10, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Seattle-based Icicle Seafoods to be bought by Cooke Aquaculture
One of the biggest players in East Coast salmon farming has announced plans to acquire one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska. Officials with Cooke Aquaculture said they have …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Anglers protest Puget Sound salmon fishing shutdown
Washington anglers are protesting an unprecedented shutdown of the Puget Sound salmon fishing season.
UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Restoration of Northwest salmon runs needs a better plan, judge says
A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn’t do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
State, tribes still can’t agree on Puget Sound salmon
A final round of negotiations between the state and tribal fishery managers has failed to end in an agreement on whether to allow salmon fishing in Puget Sound.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Populations of salmon, flounder added to overfishing list
The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and flounder, to its list of fish stocks that are being subjected to overfishing.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
Spokane Tribe will study salmon habitat above Grand Coulee Dam
The Spokane Tribe of Indians has received $200,000 to study whether salmon would thrive above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Officials OK pact to tear down Klamath River dams
Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 4 p.m.
Cookbook review: A practical homage to salmon
Elevate your salmon game with this new go-to guide
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Ocean salmon fishing closure mulled for this summer
State, federal and tribal officials are considering closing all salmon fishing off the Washington and northern Oregon coasts in 2016 to protect weak runs of wild coho.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
One-fish limit mulled for Buoy 10 season
State officials are considering limiting anglers at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to one salmon per day in 2016 in an attempt to keep fishing open …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Rich Landers: Reardan students debate salmon, dams, other natural resources issues
Unlike the “debaters” we’ve come to know on TV, a Reardan High School class is tackling natural resource issues without attempting to persuade, promote or ridicule. The students are researching …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Reardan students giving salmon talk in Portland
Reardan High School students will be in Portland on Tuesday to give a presentation at the Bonneville Power Administration about reintroducing salmon above Grand Coulee Dam.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Landers: Holding wild steelhead out of water viewed differently in Idaho, Washington
Idaho and Washington have conflicting state laws that demonstrate how people separated by a border – even fishermen and biologists – can be ruled by opposing beliefs. Anglers continue to …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Lawmakers asked to join call to return salmon to upper Columbia River
House panel considers plan to reintroduce salmon in the upper columbia
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Wild fish advocates threaten to sue over Columbia River hatcheries
Funding of chinook, coho and steelhead fish hatchery programs throughout the Columbia River Basin is being challenged by wild fish advocates who contend that hatchery fish adversely affect struggling native …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene Tribe carves canoe from ancient cedar log
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is carving a canoe out of an ancient cedar log. Tribal members will paddle it down the Spokane and Columbia rivers this summer for a rendezvous …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 1:24 p.m.
Environmental review: oil-by-rail terminal could hurt fish
An environmental assessment for a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington says the project could have negative consequences for salmon and other fish in the Columbia River.
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 6:53 p.m.
Large flotilla of outdoor enthusiasts takes “Free the Snake” message to the water
A flotilla of about 150 boats left the Wawawai Landing near Colton on Saturday to demonstrate for removal of four dams on the lower Snake River.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Spokane chef swaps meat for Alaska salmon
Adam Hegsted took first place in the recent Swap Meat for Alaska Seafood recipe contest for professional chefs. His Alaska Salmon Osso Bucco took the top $2,500 prize in the …
Wed., July 29, 2015, 4:22 p.m.
First sockeye arrives at Redfish Lake
The first sockeye salmon has completed its 900-mile migration to Redfish Lake Creek near Stanley.
Sun., July 26, 2015
Regional fisheries manager John Whalen blended fishing, conservation
John Whalen says issues related to conserving native fish species dominated much of his work during 16 years as regional fisheries manager in Spokane. “There’s a lot going on,” he …
Wed., July 15, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Reward offered in tribal boat vandalism
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of individuals who vandalized a tribal fishing boat.
Sun., July 12, 2015
Drought puts Western fisheries in hot water
Drought and record hot weather are producing lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West. A recent survey released Wednesday of the lower reaches of 54 rivers …
Tue., June 9, 2015
Snake River sockeye salmon recovery plan released
Federal authorities have released a final recovery plan for the Snake River’s sockeye salmon runs, which teetered on the brink of extinction in the 1990s. Only a handful of sockeye …
Mon., June 8, 2015, 10:55 a.m.
Snake River sockeye recovery plan released
Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for Snake River sockeye salmon, a species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s.
Thu., May 14, 2015
With lower flows, spring chinook make quicker trip
How long does it take for salmon to travel from Bonneville Dam to Idaho? Joe DuPont, Idaho Fish and Game regional fisheries manager in Lewiston, looked at data and came …
Sun., May 3, 2015
Field reports: Wolves spread into Western Washington
PREDATORS – Gray wolves continue to gain ground across Washington with recent documentation from Mount Spokane to the western slopes of the North Cascades. A canine, apparently a wolf, was …
Wed., March 11, 2015
Clover, Arbor Crest host wine dinner
Clover is partnering with Arbor Crest Winery to host a six-course wine dinner. Wines will be served with each course – from lobster and scallop ceviche with a 2014 sauvignon …
Sun., March 8, 2015
Field reports: Banks Lake poachers get ‘light’ sentence
FISHING – Three Tacoma men got off easy in a Grant County District Court sentencing for illegally using gillnets to kill whitefish in Banks Lake, a state wildlife officer says. …
Thu., March 5, 2015
Anglers gear up for chinook forecast just below last year’s banner return
Anglers are already gearing up for the next big thing to hit the Columbia River system as another strong run of spring chinook salmon is forecast this season. Washington and …