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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 …


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

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

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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Sockeye surprise

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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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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 …


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.