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2008-06-26 12:00:00

It's not often you get invited to a tasting event for a species the organizers are looking to save. But that's what Trout Unlimited, a sportfishing advocacy group, and New Seasons Market cooked up this weekend at the grocery chain's nine metro-area stores on behalf of Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon. The Bristol Bay salmon run, which encompasses five rivers in southwest Alaska, is far from endangered. Indeed, as Oregon fishermen suffer through their second fisheries closure in three years, the...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

What happened to the king salmon run in Alaska may be remain a mystery, but what's known for sure is a popular fishery has closed because of a dismal return. So weak is the Deshka River run that biologists said they fear it could be as much as 70 percent off its goal of 13,000 in-river spawners, the Anchorage Daily News reported. From the opening of the first fishery in the region, things have been slow, sports fish biologists said. The Copper River near Cordova started behind schedule in...

2008-06-18 12:00:00

State biologists eyeing the low harvest to date in the famed Copper River salmon fishery said June 6 that the catch level may be an indicator of a possible later than usual run. Several hundred drift gillnet fishermen, meanwhile, were still waiting for the big run in what many fishermen are saying is a colder than usual late spring. As of the end of the sixth fishing opener June 5, the harvest was estimated at a total of 7,680 kings and 161,830 sockeyes, according to the Alaska Department...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

By Anonymous Chinook salmon off the coast of California and most of Oregon are safe this year from commercial and recreational fishermen. The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to cancel the fishing season to reverse the catastrophic disappearance of the fish. Too few fall-run salmon came back to spawn in the Sacramento River and its tributaries last fall. The council also recommended that sport and commercial fishing be sharply curtailed off the Washington coast. It's the first lime...

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF DENNYSVILLE - Upon first glance, the dark patches in the small river that bisects this small Washington County town appear to be shadows cast by trees or pools too deep for even the midday sun to penetrate. But then the shadow moves and, if the sun hits just right, the dark mass begins to glitter. Suddenly it becomes clear that the sandy river bottom is actually hidden beneath several thousand fish swimming in synchronicity. Untold hundreds of...

2008-06-13 21:00:10

By ALLEN THOMAS Closed for a month, summer steelhead fishing in the lower Columbia River reopens on Monday. Washington and Oregon officials agreed Thursday to open angling for hatchery steelhead and hatchery summer chinook jacks from Interstate 5 downstream to the ocean. A run of 326,400 steelhead headed for upstream of Bonneville Dam is forecast. Fishing was supposed to open May 16, but has stayed closed to avoid incidentally catching spring chinook salmon. The non-Indian harvest of...

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2008-05-29 03:35:00

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Throughout the overlooked depths of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a small but important animal is rapidly disappearing. Until recently, the animal - a shrimplike, energy-dense creature called Diporeia - was a major food source for commercially important species like lake whitefish and many prey fish upon which salmon, trout and walleye rely. Scientists are employing new research methods in a quest to explain their population freefall, which threatens to...

2008-05-10 03:00:14

California officials said salmon fishing in the Central Valley will be limited this year to a small stretch of the Sacramento River. New rules adopted Friday by the California Fish and Game Commission are designed to protect fall-run Chinook, which are expected to be at a record low this year, the Sacramento Bee reported. All ocean fishing for Chinook salmon has been halted in California this year but the state will allow limited recreational fishery on the Sacramento River between the Red...

2008-04-09 18:00:00

SEATTLE -- Key advisers pushed Tuesday for a near-complete closure of the Pacific Ocean salmon fishery off the Oregon and California coasts, leaving room only for extremely limited commercial trolling and sportfishing. The Pacific Fishery Management Council's informal vote late Tuesday stopped short of a complete shutdown. But it left no doubt that the 2008 season would be struck to record lows. Driving the drop is the collapse of Sacramento River chinook, a run vital to open-ocean fishing...

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2008-04-03 14:40:00

Hatchery controversy takes on new significance as salmon populations crashA recent study indicates that wild salmon may account for just 10 percent of California's fall-run chinook salmon population, while the vast majority of the fish come from hatcheries. The findings are especially troubling in light of the disastrous decline in the population this year, which will probably force the closure of the 2008 season for commercial and recreational salmon fishing. The role of hatcheries in the...


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2005-06-02 08:18:08

Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the Salmonidae family "“ although several other fishes in the family are called trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn and modern research shows that usually at least 90% of the fish spawning in a stream were born...

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