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2014-06-11 10:20:02

SFU Newly published research co-authored by scientists at Simon Fraser University and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation shows juvenile coho salmon benefit from dining on the distant remains of their spawning pink and chum cousins. While juvenile coho salmon feed directly on spawning pink and chum salmon carcasses and eggs, even coho with no direct contact with spawning pink and chum benefit from their nutrient contributions to stream ecosystems. The new research shows that...

2012-05-11 23:01:17

Projected Harvest Demonstrates Ongoing Success of Responsible Fisheries Management, according to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 The summer season for wild Alaska salmon has officially opened with a projected harvest of 132 million fish. Should the actual harvest match or exceed this figure, 2012 will mark the 25th consecutive year of a harvest in excess of 100 million salmon. While initial openings are amongst the lower volume troll-caught salmon...

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,...

2010-01-26 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Target® today announces that it has eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in Target stores nationwide. This announcement includes Target owned brands - Archer Farms® and Market Pantry® - and national brands. All salmon sold under Target owned brands will now be wild-caught Alaskan salmon. Additionally, sushi featuring farm-raised salmon will...

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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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2009-04-09 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...

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2007-12-13 16:05:00

Researchers have new evidence that as the density of salmon farms increases, they can drive nearby wild salmon runs to extinction. The problem is sea lice, a natural parasite that normally attaches to adult salmon with little ill effect and has little contact with vulnerable juvenile salmon. All that changes, however, when fish farms move in. A study in the journal Science to be published Friday shows that sea lice infestations around salmon farms in British Columbia's Broughton Archipelago...

2007-11-15 12:00:25

By Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times Nov. 15--This is the height of the chum salmon fishing season, and more than 1.4 million fish are expected to flow into Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Right now, many of the traditional places are generating the best action, including Hoodsport in Hood Canal and the Kennedy Creek estuary in Totten Inlet. Other good chum fishing spots are the Johns Creek estuary in Oakland Bay, North Bay near Allyn, Perry Creek in Eld Inlet, Whatcom Creek in Bellingham, Chico...

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2006-04-05 08:55:00

SEATTLE -- The killer whales that chase salmon in this region's inland waters feed almost exclusively on chinook, to the extent that the orca population ebbs and flows right along with that of the West Coast's largest and longest-lived salmon, researchers said Tuesday. The whales settle for chum salmon for six to eight weeks in the fall, when most of the chinook are gone, John Ford of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans said at the 2006 Symposium on Southern Resident Killer Whales, a...

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2005-03-30 07:10:00

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Salmon farms help stock supermarkets but also breed parasitic sea lice that infect young wild salmon and could endanger other important ocean species such as herring, scientists said Tuesday. Even a single farm can have far-reaching effects, Canadian researchers Martin Krkosek, Mark Lewis and John Volpe found. The study adds fuel to the clamor over farmed versus wild salmon, a debate that extends along Pacific Northwest coastlines. "We know that the lice do infect other...


Latest Chum 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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