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2010-05-12 23:01:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska's summer salmon season kicks off today. From now through October, a projected 137 million wild Alaska salmon will be harvested by thousands of Alaska fishermen and women all over the state. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100513/SF03025LOGO) Alaska is home to five species of wild salmon: king, sockeye, keta, pink and coho. Alaska supplies 90%-95% of the wild salmon harvested in North America. Alaska king, or Chinook salmon,...

2010-03-01 09:54:00

SAUSALITO, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Friends of the Eel River (FOER) brought legal action before the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board), in an attempt to stop Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), from destroying two northern California rivers essential to the restoration of California's once-vibrant billion dollar salmon industry. The FOER legal action challenges the diversion of almost all of the flow of the Eel River to PG&E's Potter Valley...

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2010-01-10 10:15:00

Case study: Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System detected 98 percent of tagged fish A new acoustic telemetry system tracks the migration of juvenile salmon using one-tenth as many fish as comparable methods, suggests a paper published in the January edition of the American Fisheries Society journal Fisheries. The paper also explains how the system is best suited for deep, fast-moving rivers and can detect fish movement in more places than other tracking methods. The Juvenile Salmon...

2009-12-16 13:08:30

Exposure to common pesticides may hinder the growth and survival of ESA-listed salmon Biologists determined that short-term, seasonal exposure to pesticides in rivers and basins may limit the growth and size of wild salmon populations. In addition to the widespread deterioration of salmon habitats, these findings suggest that exposure to commonly used pesticides may further inhibit the recovery of threatened or endangered populations. "Major efforts are currently underway to restore Pacific...

2009-11-09 07:45:00

NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazingly, there are still places in the Bay Area and Central Valley where keen-eyed observers can witness one of nature's miracles: wild salmon spawning. The Bay Institute has just published an updated map and calendar of top local viewing spots and information on the best seasons to see salmon in the wild. These free brochures are available at Aquarium of the Bay, where a new poster exhibit highlights the life cycle of these extraordinary fish....

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2009-11-08 06:15:00

The killing of 25 California sea lions over the past two years has had no affect on the growing population of salmon at the base of Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates sea lions ate 4,960 salmon and steelhead during the spring of 2009. That compares to an adjusted estimate of 4,927, or 2.9 percent of the run, in 2008. Sharon Young of the Humane Society of the United States said the numbers show that trying to restore salmon by killing predators...

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2009-09-18 07:46:59

Temperature differences, slow water could delay ocean entry Temperature differences and slow-moving water at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers in Idaho might delay the migration of threatened juvenile salmon and allow them to grow larger before reaching the Pacific Ocean. A team of Northwest researchers are examining the unusual life cycle of the Clearwater's fall Chinook salmon to find out why some of them spend extra time in the cool Clearwater before braving the warm Snake....

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2009-08-20 13:54:26

A sonar station that counts salmon traveling up the Yukon River in Alaska malfunctioned this year, resulting in a smaller allowed catch, officials say. Russ Holder, federal fisheries manager for the Yukon, said the king salmon season looked like one of the poorest we've ever had, the Anchorage Daily News reported. In hindsight, it doesn't look as poor as those numbers indicated to us, he said. Because of the lower catch, enough fish got as far as the Canadian section of the river to fulfill a...

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2009-08-04 06:10:00

A number of Alaskan rivers have been closed to king salmon fishing after considerable numbers of the fish failed to return to spawn. The king salmon is a favorite meal for many Alaskans, but the fish's low population has left many Yukon River smokehouses without their signature dish. "It is going to be a tough winter, no two ways about it," said Leslie Hunter, a 67-year-old store owner and commercial fisherman from Marshall, Alaska. State and federal biologists are studying the problem. ...

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2009-07-24 08:40:00

 Acoustic tags and numerical river models are two technologies developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that are helping improve salmon passage at the Columbia Basin's hydroelectric dams.PNNL researchers will discuss these technologies and how they make scientific contributions to the endangered fish's survival during group technical presentations at Waterpower XVI, a conference for professionals in the hydroelectric industry. The...


Latest Chinook salmon Reference Libraries

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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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