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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

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.

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.

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 …

First sockeye arrives at Redfish Lake

The first sockeye salmon has completed its 900-mile migration to Redfish Lake Creek near Stanley.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …