Tag Archives: Salmon

On the Klamath: To save the salmon, close hatcheries

In 2021, four large dams on the Klamath River are due to be demolished, in part to revive the river and Klamath Basin salmon. But unless salmon hatchery operations are discontinued soon afterward on the river, the effort will founder. Allowing hatchery salmon to mix with struggling native salmon after removing the dams is like […]
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Salmon technology: Lab-grown fish is coming

Salmon has become the guinea pig of the seas when it comes to using technology to supplement falling fish populations. Now it’s moved onto land — and into the laboratory. The fatty orange fish was the second-most-consumed seafood in the U.S. in 2017, after shrimp, and per capita consumption increased 11%, to 2.41 pounds per […]
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State OKs barbed hooks for salmon, steelhead, trout on Columbia River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife adopted temporary rules to allow anglers to use barbed hooks when fishing for salmon, steelhead and trout on the Columbia River. The change went into effect Saturday. The regulatory agency reported it adopted the rule so Oregon’s fishing regulations will remain concurrent with Washington in the jointly managed […]
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Bear Creek fish barrier no closer to removal

Two years after being discovered in downtown Medford, two adjoining impediments to wild salmon and steelhead migration in Bear Creek remain — with no removal in the foreseeable future. An abandoned and exposed sewer pipe as well as a sheet of concrete under which the creek flows beneath the Jackson Street Bridge are no closer […]
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Draining of Oregon lake aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish

A new study finds that the low-cost, extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon – and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake. The study is published in the journal Ecohydrology. Source: Draining of Oregon lake aids young salmon and eliminates […]
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Opinion: Congress should continue investing in salmon recovery fund 

Sportfishing is a tie that binds. It can bridge the urban-rural divide, business and conservation interests, Republicans and Democrats. People everywhere love to fish. But fishing is only possible when there are abundant fish in our rivers. Source: Opinion: Congress should continue investing in salmon recovery fund – oregonlive.com

State budget scrimps on replacing salmon-blocking culverts (WA)

Washington faces a federal court order to fix under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish by 2030, but a budget passed by lawmakers puts the state at risk of missing the deadline and could delay salmon recovery even as the Pacific Northwest’s endangered orcas are starving. The Legislature’s two-year transportation budget, approved last weekend, devotes $100 […]
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It’s ‘All Hands On Deck’ To Protect Columbia River Salmon From Invasive Northern Pike

Washington is taking an “all hands on deck” approach to stopping northern pike. The invasive fish are two dams away from reaching prime salmon habitat on the Columbia River. Northern pike are some of the most troubling aquatic invasive species in the Northwest. So far, they haven’t made it past Washington’s Lake Roosevelt. Two dams […]
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Oregon Ban on Dredging Critical Salmon Streams Remains Intact Following Court Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court has closed the book on a years-long battle to overturn a ban on suction dredge mining in Oregon’s salmon-bearing streams. Source: Oregon Ban on Dredging Critical Salmon Streams Remains Intact Following Court Decision | Jefferson Public Radio

The Willamette River’s Struggling Fish Are Raising Environmentalists’ Concerns

Steelhead and salmon struggle to survive the Willamette River Basin’s high dams and slackwater reservoirs. Saving them is no easy task. April’s record rains and snowmelt sent torrents of water down the Willamette River’s tributaries and into its main stem. With reservoirs full behind the basin’s dams, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the […]
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