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2008-09-24 21:00:19

Anglers may retain two adult fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River beginning Thursday. Washington and Oregon officials on Tuesday liberalized the limit from one adult chinook to two between Warior Rock on Sauvie Island and Bonneville Dam. Washington's limit is six salmon, with no more than two adults. State and tribal biologists met Monday and projected the run of Columbia upriver bright fall chinook at 212,500. Under a new 10-year Columbia River salmon sharing plan between the...

2008-09-24 06:00:18

By Julia Scott PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA -- Fishers preoccupied with financial worries since the unprecedented loss of the 2008 salmon season will be seeing some money -- in some cases, a lot of it -- thanks to a federal salmon disaster relief package announced last week. Dennis Baxter, skipper of a charter boat named the New Captain Pete, has not pocketed more than $44,000 a year in net profits since 2004, due to shaky salmon population numbers. This year he made much, much less. But...

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...


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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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