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Cooler Snake River water sought to aid sockeye

Water managers have started releasing more cold water from a reservoir in northern Idaho for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon following a year where 99 percent of the run died …

Tribe files suit to stop Clear Creek restoration project

The Nez Perce Tribe is suing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest over claims that its large-scale timber sale and rehabilitation project violates federal environmental laws.

Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts

Federal appeals judges say the state of Washington has violated the treaty rights of tribes to fish by building and maintaining large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads …

Just Picked: Green onions punch up salmon salad rolls with mild bite

Raw or cooked, green onions – with their hollow green stalks and solid white bases – lend a little bit of a bite to all kinds of dishes.

Tribes end canoe journey at Kettle Falls, celebrate hope of salmon’s return

Paddlers from the Colville, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kootenai and Kalispel tribes arrived in dugout canoes at Kettle Falls on Friday after making journeys similar to the trips their ancestors might …

Field Reports: Sockeye surge flies in face of Columbia forecast

Sockeye salmon have been surging into the Columbia River in record numbers.

Paddlers from the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Colville tribes meet at confluence

The Colville Confederated Tribes’ dugout canoe was getting some adjustments Sunday night on a beach near the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers. The cedar canoe was made in …

Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s canoe gets repairs; others start trip to Kettle Falls

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is taking a hiatus today from its canoe journey to Kettle Falls. Repairs are being done to the 35-foot dugout cedar canoe, which had some minor …

Terry Flores: Snake River dams vital to renewable energy future

These activists continue to peddle a demonstrably false fish tale: that solar power and other renewables could replace the reliable carbon-free energy produced by the Snake River dams.

Request to lift Snake River fall chinook endanged listing is denied

The first attempt to delist one of the 13 species of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead protected under the Endangered Species Act has been denied by federal authorities.

In brief: Salmon passage debate nets state title for Reardan FFA

The Reardan High School Ag Leadership class staged a debate on Columbia River salmon and dams to win a state competition this month at the Washington Future Farmers of America …

Q&A: Puget Sound salmon fishing closed

As negotiations continue, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife temporarily closed recreational and non-tribal commercial salmon fishing in Puget Sound this month after the state and tribes failed to …

Buoy 10 salmon season to get a new look

Washington and Oregon on Thursday announced a new look for the popular Buoy 10 late-summer salmon season at the mouth of the Columbia River: Only adipose fin-clipped hatchery chinook will …

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

Cookbook review: A practical homage to salmon

Elevate your salmon game with this new go-to guide

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

Lawmakers asked to join call to return salmon to upper Columbia River

House panel considers plan to reintroduce salmon in the upper columbia

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 …

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 …

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.