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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...

2009-06-21 14:40:43

The salmon population in the Gulf of Alaska has been dwindling as Pacific Ocean currents shift, Alaskan fisheries biologists say. The Anchorage Daily News said Saturday the Pacific decadal oscillation may be to blame for an increase in cooler waters in the Gulf of Alaska, where king salmon fishermen have struggled for two straight years. Changing water temperatures have also been blamed for the poor king salmon catches at Canada's Kodiak Island, Susitna Valley and Kenai Peninsula. As an...

2009-05-16 14:34:37

Biologists say they're using sound, bright lights and bubbles to keep baby salmon from being sucked into pumps on California's San Joaquin River. The pumps divert water from the southern Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta for use on farmland and for drinking water for 25 million Californians, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. The $1 million project is the latest attempt to save baby salmon en route to the sea and also could aid threatened delta smelt, said Jerry Johns, deputy...

2009-05-15 09:51:00

UW's Coach Sarkisian 'catches' first fish SEATTLE, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Air Cargo delivered the season's first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just after sunrise today. The arrival of Copper River salmon marks the start of the summer salmon season and is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Alaska Air Cargo's fish-filled freighter arrived at approximately 7:30 a.m. Pacific time with Copper...

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2009-04-09 12:40:00

Federal fisheries managers announced on Wednesday that California's commercial chinook salmon fishing season will be called off again after a record low number of fish returned to spawn last year, the AFP reported. The Pacific Fishery Management Council's decision will allow the sport and commercial seasons in Washington state to proceed, but will almost completely curtail commercial fishing in Oregon. The council has now halted commercial angling for natural and hatchery chinook salmon, or...

2009-01-16 20:50:04

U.S. researchers say endangered orcas, or killer whales, living in Puget Sound are among the most contaminated marine mammals in the world. The report, published in published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, says the orcas are exposed to PCBs, flame retardants and other persistent organic pollution concentrations in Chinook salmon, the Seattle Times report Thursday. The southern resident population of orcas eat large numbers of Chinook salmon that come from areas with...

2008-11-20 18:25:32

Most of California's native salmon, steelhead and trout species face extinction this century without quick action to provide proper habitats, a study found. Twenty of 31 species of prized fish are in sharp decline, including the Sacramento River winter run of Chinook salmon, coastal Coho salmon and the Sierra Nevada golden trout, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Our fish need cold, clean water to survive, but they're getting less and less of it, said University of California, Davis,...

2008-11-14 15:00:14

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists today began a comprehensive three-month study of salmon migration through the Delta. Data gathered from the study will help agencies better manage the Delta ecosystem while enhancing habitat for salmon and other protected species and providing a scientific foundation for water policy, ecosystem, and salmon fishery decision makers. "Ultimately, with the data collected from this study, we hope to find...

2008-10-28 12:00:34

Chinook Sciences, LLC, the leading manufacturer and operator of gasification equipment, today announced the formation of its Chinook Energy division and the appointment of William Gleason as its President. Chinook Energy will be responsible for pioneering Chinook Sciences' energy business in North America using Chinook Science's proprietary pyrolysis-based technology, known as Active Pyro(R), which is capable of gasifying virtually any organic material, and the RODECS(R), its patented...


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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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