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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...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

Meeting tonight to discuss hatchery reprogramming WASHOUGAL - A public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. today at Washougal Community Center, 1701 C St., to discuss changes in the salmon and steelhead hatchery operations along the lower Columbia River. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will outline how the hatchery program is being retooled to help endangered and threatened wild salmon and steelhead populations recover, said Pat Frazier, regional fish manager. The department...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

By ALLEN THOMAS Ending a decade of negotiations, U.S. District Court Judge Garr King in Portland has approved a 10-year agreement governing the catch of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River between the four tribes with treaty rights and non-Indians. The 143-page document will determine salmon catch numbers, hatchery production and the sharing of restrictions when runs are poor. The last Columbia River Fish Management Plan expired in 1998. The agreement is part of the U.S. v. Or...

2008-08-14 21:00:17

By ALLEN THOMAS State wildlife officials will learn in November the fate of a grant application for $739,000 to redevelop the Langsdorf Landing boat ramp along the Columbia River downstream of Vancouver. The single-lane concrete plank ramp is enters the river at the slough between Caterpillar Island and the Washington shore along Lower River Road. Chuck Leidy, regional lands agent for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said plans call for doubling the parking on the east side of...

2008-08-07 21:00:16

By ALLEN THOMAS Odds and ends from the Columbia River fisheries realm.... Big changes are coming to the operation of salmon and steelhead hatcheries on lower Columbia River tributaries. It's called the "Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries Plan,'' and the basic goal is to help wild salmon and steelhead populations rebuild by reducing the competition they face from hatchery-origin fish. "The biggest problem is that too many hatchery fish are overwhelming the wild fish on the spawning...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By John Stark, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 6--Wild chinook salmon runs in the south fork of the Nooksack River have lingered on the brink of extinction for decades, but Whatcom County Indian tribes are persisting in their efforts to restore a thriving population. This summer, that means spending hundreds of thousands of dollars restoring logjams and accumulations of woody debris that earlier generations worked hard to remove. "We've had a tremendous loss of wood out of all our...

2008-08-03 15:00:12

By Laine Welch, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--"Lackluster" best describes Alaska's salmon season so far, and catches are likely to come up short when it is all over. Fishery managers projected a 132 million salmon harvest for 2007, but catches in late July totaled just 66 million fish past the midpoint of the season. "I would say that we will be fortunate to make the forecast, but pinks could make up for a lot quickly," said Geron Bruce, deputy director of the state...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

OFF ATWATER BEACH, Wis. _ This place should be an underwater desert. But as the trio of researchers wearing scuba tanks and lead weights drops through the water, the landscape of rounded stones 30 feet below is disturbingly full of strange, new life. In just a few years, the gravel and white boulders that for centuries covered the bottom of Lake Michigan between Chicago and the Door County peninsula have disappeared under a carpet of mussels and primitive plant life. The change is not...

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Aug. 2--SKOKOMISH RIVER, Mason County -- Travis Frasier leaned over the rushing water Friday and extended his bucking fishing rod as far out as he could. The silver, thick chinook salmon attached to Frasier's hook, line and rod bore downstream like a torpedo from a submarine. Frasier was trying to angle the thrashing fish away from the jumble of downed timber and boulders stacked along the banks of the lower Skokomish River. The big...


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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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