Tag Archives: Salmon

State officials get approval to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

Oregon officials have been given the green light to kill California sea lions at Willamette Falls in an effort to save endangered salmon and steelhead. Source: State officials get approval to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

Oregon gets OK to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

Oregon wildlife managers on Thursday received federal approval to trap and kill California sea lions that eat protected fish.The National Marine Fisheries Service approved the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s request to trap and euthanize up to 93 animals a year on the lower Willamette River. Source: Oregon gets OK to kill sea lions […]
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Guest column: Orcas, fishermen are both endangered species

Four low-value Snake River dams should be removed. Orcas and commercial salmon fishermen share a common crisis — both need more adult Chinook salmon to return to the Columbia River; orcas to avoid starvation, fishermen to sustain their livelihoods and families. Source: Guest column: Orcas, fishermen are both endangered species – – The Daily Astorian

Our View: Restore gillnetting on Columbia River

Former governor repeats debunked claim. Columbia River salmon need all the friends they can get. So why is former Gov. John Kitzhaber still demonizing some of the most knowledgeable and passionate salmon advocates? Like a boring house guest who won’t shut up and go home, Kitzhaber has popped up again, trying to convince Oregon and […]
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Oregon, Washington state talk Columbia River policies, gillnets

Concurrent management rules sought. Oregon and Washington state are still figuring out what to do about gillnets on the Columbia River. But one thing is clear to fish and wildlife commissions in both states: Concurrent rules are crucial. The two commissions met in a joint work session Thursday in Vancouver to discuss several river-related topics. […]
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Snake River dams seen as possible barriers to saving orcas

Task force recommends options. Washington state’s orca-rescue plan could include creating more fish habitat in Puget Sound and taking another look at removing lower Snake River dams, according to a task force’s preliminary proposals. Orcas don’t have enough fish to eat, especially Chinook salmon, according to a task force report. The group may recommend studying […]
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Grand Ronde want to catch 15 salmon. It’s pitted Northwest tribes against each other.

Grand Ronde crews knew it wouldn’t be easy to erect a 100-square-foot fishing scaffold on a rocky riverbank. They didn’t expect the added danger of being barred from a private property that could have made their work safer. Portland General Electric at first agreed to allow the tribe to use its property next to Willamette […]
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Federal judge orders EPA to protect salmon from warm temperatures in Columbia basin

Warmer water is lethal for fish. A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes. The U.S. District Court for the Western District at Seattle in a 16-page ruling Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection […]
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Judge Rules EPA Must Protect Salmon From Warming Waters

A federal court ruled Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures. A federal court ruled Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures. The summer of 2015 was a bad one for salmon. Water temperatures spiked in […]
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A Sea Lion Shuttle Service Could Give Way To Lethal Removal At Willamette Falls

Wildlife managers have asked for permission to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls to save threatened fish. Their attempt to relocate the animals have not solved the problem. Threatened winter steelhead will start making their way up the Willamette River to their spawning grounds next month, and half a dozen sea lions are already waiting […]
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