Stories tagged: salmon
Sat., March 31, 2018
The majority of Washington voters would rather see an increased wild salmon run than preserve four lower Snake River Dams, according to a
Wed., March 28, 2018
BOISE – Two southeastern Idaho tribes are seeking to intervene in a utility’s attempt to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project …
Tue., March 13, 2018
Three environmental groups are suing the federal government over the decline in wild salmon and steelhead in the Upper Willamette watershed.
Fri., March 2, 2018
They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Senate votes to phase out net pens with non-native species and Inslee says he supports the move.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
Washington state officials on Sunday canceled a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific at the site where net pens holding farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed last summer, releasing thousands of non-native fish …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Nearly two dozen water diversion projects in central Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley are harming federally protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout, an environmental group said in a lawsuit.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
Aquaculture companies that raise Atlantic salmon in the Puget Sound made an impassioned plea Thursday to keep their net pens and the jobs they support but critics say it’s time …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Washington state’s culvert case this year, heating up a 17-year legal battle over the state’s duty to protect and restore salmon habitat as part …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Bill calls for extensive study of fish raised in net pens, could end the practice by 2024.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until recently, the theory hadn’t been tested.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
A United States District judge approved a plan on Monday to release more water over federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
A federal judge has signed off on a plan to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017
Idaho officials say air quality is in the unhealthy range in the east-central Idaho town of Salmon and surrounding area due to stagnant air that has elevated pollutant levels.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
Negotiations over the future of the Columbia River Treaty will start early next year between the U.S. and Canada. Changes to the treaty could impact Northwest electric rates, salmon survival …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is opposed to a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers that would reduce spill over Columbia and Snake river dams, and prevent the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
A documentary on the Upper Columbia tribes’ 2016 canoe journey to Kettle Falls will be shown Thursday at the Garland Theater.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
State officials ask fish farming company to keep new salmon smolts out of the Puget Sound, but company says no.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
The fishing wasn’t red hot, but anglers averaged 22 hours per chinook for 1.3 salmon per boat on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River last week. Fishing pressure was …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
More than 100 spring chinook salmon not needed at a northern Idaho hatchery have been released into a creek to spawn naturally.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
The mass of warm water known as “the blob” that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Hundreds of salmon advocates launched dozens of boats on the Snake River here Saturday in what has become an annual event to show support for breaching the four lower Snake …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
If the ruling is allowed to stand, it would expand tribal authority to an unreasonable extent.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
The Snake River in Washington will move to catch-and-release-only fishing starting Saturday and lasting through the season, according to an emergency rule change posted on the Washington Department of Fish …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
A conservation group plans to sue after net pens at a salmon farm in Washington state collapsed, spilling thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
A net pen holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into Puget Sound and renewing concerns that a new proposed salmon-rearing operation could harm wild salmon …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
The public is being asked to help mop up a salmon spill from an imploded net holding 305,000 fish at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by a federal appeals court that state officials say will require it to pay billions of …