Stories tagged: sockeye salmon
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them
A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Members of Congress urge protections for Alaska fishery
JUNEAU, Alaska – More than 40 U.S. House and Senate members have asked President Donald Trump to maintain protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which produces about half of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Imperiled Idaho sockeye salmon run falters with poor return
The number of imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon that made it back to central Idaho this year is the second worst in the past decade, officials said, but enough hatchery-raised …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Sockeye salmon removed from flood-threatened Idaho hatchery
About 4,000 endangered Snake River sockeye salmon have been evacuated from a flood-threatened hatchery in southwestern Idaho.
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 …
Fri., July 11, 2014
Bonneville Dam sockeye salmon run notches record
The growing abundance of sockeye salmon on the Columbia River reached a new milestone this week with passage of another record run at Bonneville Dam. It is the third record-breaking …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Restoring sockeye salmon a big task
REDFISH LAKE CREEK, Idaho – A vermilion slash in clear, cold water, the Snake River sockeye in this mountain stream is one of nature’s long-distance athletes, traveling at least 900 …
Sun., July 22, 2012
Yakama tribe reviving another run of sockeye
In its fourth year of a program to reintroduce sockeye salmon to the Yakima River Basin, the Yakama Nation has been collecting thousands of adult fish for release in a …
Sun., Jan. 2, 2011, 7:35 a.m.
2010 was the year of the lunker for anglers
Big runs of salmon and steelhead moved upstream to delight Inland Northwest anglers again in 2010, but other big fish stories stood out, including a world-record kokanee, record surges of …
Thu., Dec. 30, 2010
Landers: Sockeye comeback impressive
Sockeye salmon lived large in 2010, posting record or near-record runs in rivers such as the Columbia and beyond. Seeing the fish get their legs back, at least temporarily, gives …
Sat., Sept. 4, 2010
Sockeye salmon die at Oregon hatchery
BOISE – More than 40,000 sockeye salmon that were destined to help bolster Idaho’s breeding program died while at an Oregon hatchery late last month, wiping out about a quarter …
Sun., Aug. 1, 2010
BREWSTER, Wash. – A record run of sockeye salmon surging up the Columbia River this summer has delighted folks in this apple-growing region just east of the Cascades. ”We caught …
Thu., July 1, 2010
Record return of sockeye
Sockeye salmon are taking a run at a revival in the Columbia River. The troubled sockeye salmon runs to the Columbia and Snake rivers are returning in post-dams record numbers …
Thu., June 24, 2010
Columbia River sockeye run surging
A huge run of sockeye salmon is surging into the Columbia River this year, with counts this week approaching the daily record for sockeye passage at Bonneville Dam. This comes …
Wed., June 23, 2010, 11:45 a.m.
Idaho sockeye running with big Columbia fish surge
Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say the state could see higher numbers of endangered Snake River sockeye salmon returning this year.
Sun., Nov. 15, 2009
Idaho welcomes surge of sockeyes
ENDANGERED SPECIES– A record number of sockeye salmon returned from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho this year, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said. The 833 fish is …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2009
Out & About
Purple mountains majesty prevails OUTPICK – Honestly, it made us sad last week to see the bounty of huckleberries going unpicked along good hiking trails north of Lake Pend Oreille …
Tue., July 21, 2009, 3:08 p.m.
Idaho poised for another big sockeye run
Fish biologists say this year’s migration of sockeye salmon to Idaho is on track to be the biggest in decades.