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2008-09-13 00:00:15

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - About four out of 10 freshwater fish species in North America are in peril, according to a major study by U.S., Canadian and Mexican scientists.And the number of subspecies of fish populations in trouble has nearly doubled since 1989, the new report says.One biologist called it "silent extinctions" because few people notice the dramatic dwindling of certain populations deep in American lakes, rivers and streams. And while they are unaware, people...

2008-09-12 21:00:14

By ALLEN THOMAS Fall chinook salmon retention in the lower Columbia River will not close early, instead remaining open through Tuesday. Washington and Oregon officials made the decision on Thursday to leave fall chinook angling between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam open through the scheduled season, which concludes at the end of Tuesday. Chinook retention at Buoy 10 in the Columbia River estuary closed a week earlier than scheduled, and rumors on the river had an early closure looming...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

By Scott Sandsberry I am having some issues with the run of fall chinook salmon currently coming up the Columbia River. The main issue is, they aren't inclined to bite. Specifically, they aren't inclined to bite anything I have on the end of my fishing line. Fall chinook are notorious for being non-biters. In most years, however, I have had some luck in tricking two or three of them into biting. Not this year. I have to admit, I haven't fished for them very hard. But I have been out a...

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2008-09-11 09:56:06

A recent study reports that nearly 40 percent of freshwater fish species in North America are in trouble, doubling since 1989. According to experts, humans have caused the "silent extinctions" through polluting and damming freshwater habitats. In the first large study of freshwater fish in North America in 19 years, a team of researchers from the US, Canada, and Mexico looked at a species restricted to certain geographic areas.  The decline among these "subspecies" groups is even more...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

By SETH BORENSTEIN By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON About four out of 10 species of freshwater fish in North America are in peril, according to a major study by U.S., Canadian and Mexican scientists. The number of subspecies in trouble has nearly doubled since 1989, the report says. One biologist called it "silent extinctions" because few people notice the dramatic dwindling of certain populations deep in American lakes, rivers and streams. While they are...

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2008-09-10 14:31:46

An oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday a change in atmospheric conditions has generated a feast for West Coast salmon and other marine life off the U.S. west coast. The change last fall in a cycle known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation means that cold water from the Gulf of Alaska is now being carried down the west coast, bringing with it an abundance of tiny creatures called copepods that form the basis of the food chain, said Bill...

2008-08-28 21:00:20

By ALLEN THOMAS Jerry Fritz of Portland holds up a coho salmon caught near Lady Island near the mouth of the Washougal River. WASHOUGAL - Chinook and coho salmon releases in the Washougal River will be reduced by 70 percent or more as part of a hatchery reprogramming effort to boost wild fish recovery in lower Columbia River tributaries. Releases of fall chinook in the Washougal will be cut from 4 million to 900,000, while coho plants will drop from 500,000 a year to 150,000. State...

2008-08-28 18:00:30

By BRIAN GEHRING By BRIAN GEHRING Scott Hobbs remembers when there were boats lined up on both sides of Highway 200 in Pick City and his gas lanes were full. And that was before he turned the key to open his bait and tackle shop in the morning. That was more than a few years ago, when salmon fishing on Lake Sakakawea was in its heyday. But with nearly a decade of drought and dwindling water levels, the salmon fishery has suffered as much as the parched plains of the prairie. But...

2008-08-25 18:00:23

For the first time in 40 years, salmon and steelhead could soon be swimming their way down the Metolius, Crooked and upper Deschutes Rivers as a result of new equipment now in advanced stages of construction. Portland General Electric (PGE) (NYSE:POR) and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, co-owners of the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project, will be restoring fish passage around the Pelton and Round Butte dams on the Deschutes River through a...

2008-08-22 21:00:14

By ALLEN THOMAS Chinook salmon retention in the popular Buoy 10 season at the Columbia River mouth will be closed beginning Monday - a week earlier than scheduled - after anglers caught too many fish too quickly. "To not make it to Labor Day at Buoy 10 is just incredible,'' said Trey Carskadon of the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association. "It is absolutely killing the sport-fishing industry.'' State biologists project that at the end of fishing on Sunday the chinook catch will be...


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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