New Avian Predation Plan Needed? Tribes Say Simply Moving Birds Around A Whack-A-Mole Exercise

February 13th, 2020

In 2015, nearly half of steelhead smolts that began their journey to the ocean at Rock Island Dam on the upper Columbia River did not survive the onslaught of birds that feed on the smolts along the way, according to Blaine Parker, avian predation coordinator at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

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NOAA Proposing To Approve Rebuilding Plans For Overfished Klamath/Sacramento Rivers Fall Chinook, Emphasis On Harvest Rates

February 13th, 2020

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to approve and implement fishery management plans for two overfished stocks of chinook salmon – Klamath River fall-run chinook and Sacramento fall-run chinook. The stocks are large contributors to ocean salmon fisheries off the California and Oregon coasts.

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