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Large sturgeon are dying in the Columbia River in mid-July, 2015.  Some combination of factors related to warmer-than-normal water temperatures and extremely low flows for July are likely the causes, experts say. (Karla Bahena)

Columbia River sturgeon fishing moratorium rescinded

FISHING -- State fishery managers in Washington and Oregon are rescinding a moratorium on sturgeon fishing in the Columbia River Basin starting Tuesday, Sept. 1. Water temperatures have returned to normal, ending the warm-water conditions that killed more than 80 sturgeon on the Columbia River...

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THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015

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SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015

The endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon.  (Randy Wilder / Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Kootenai River white sturgeon film debuts

FISHERIES -- A documentary film about the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon is debuting next week at screenings from Helena to Coeur d'Alene. The sturgeon, an ancient fish species, has been imperiled by operations of Libby Dam. From the filmmakers: Ten thousand years ago Kootenai...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

A tourist photographs “Herman the Sturgeon” in the sturgeon viewing tank at Bonneville Fish Hatchery near Cascade Locks, Ore. The fish is longer than 10 feet, weighs more than 450 pounds and is more than 70 years old. (Associated Press)

Columbia River sturgeon seasons open Jan. 1

FISHING -- The winter portion of sturgeon season in Bonneville pool of the mid-Columbia River will open Jan. 1 and continue through Feb. 10 or until 1,150 fish are retained by anglers, reports Allen Thomas of the Vancouver Columbian. A summer portion of the retention...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Dean Werk of Great River Fishing Adventures helps Margaret and Michael Snell hold their 12-foot four-inch sturgeon caught in July 2012 on the Fraser River near Chilliwack, British Columbia. (Courtesy)

12-foot sturgeon caught in British Columbia

FISHING -- An couple of Brits fishing with a guide on British Columbia's Fraser River near Chilliwack landed a 12-foot, 4-inch sturgeon last week. With a girth of 53 inches and weighing an estimated 1,100 pounds, guide Dean Werk of Great Fishing Adventures estimates the...

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