Yakama Nation’s Translocation Of Pacific Lamprey From Bonneville Dam, Along With Hatchery Outplantings, Showing Results In Yakima River Basin

September 16th, 2021

The abundance in the Columbia River basin of a fish species rich in nutrients that provides a source of food for numerous riverine birds and animals, as well as Native Americans, has been in decline over the past 20 years, according to a presentation this week at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee meeting.

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Research: Tipping Point Reached In North Pacific, Leading To Substantial Decline In All Five Pacific Salmon Species In 2020

June 30th, 2021

The collapse in abundance of five salmon stocks in 2020 in the North Pacific Ocean is likely due to a long-lasting heat wave in the Pacific and the unusually high abundance of pink salmon in the northern Pacific in 2018 and 2019, according to a report to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission in late May.

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Report: Abundance Of Pacific Ocean Salmon In 2020 Lowest In 40 years Despite Record Hatchery Releases

June 17th, 2021

The global abundance of salmon in the Pacific Ocean in 2020 based on commercial catch was the lowest since 1982 and in North America the catch was the lowest since 1977, despite a record number of hatchery releases the year before, according to a report released in May 2021 by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission of Vancouver B.C.

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Columbia Basin Collaborative Second Workshop Focuses On Year-Long Process To Achieve Salmon Recovery Recommendations

June 11th, 2021

At the second public workshop of the Columbia Basin Collaborative, the four Northwest states laid out a way forward to achieve regional consensus on how to rebuild threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead stocks and advance the goals developed by the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force.

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Second ‘Columbia Basin Collaborative’ Workshop Set For Next Month; Inslee, Murray Say Unlikely Simpson Proposal Included In Infrastructure Package

May 21st, 2021

Another “Columbia Basin Collaborative” organizational workshop has been scheduled for next month for more discussions on finding a better way to manage and improve Columbia/Snake River salmon recovery. Such talk comes just as Washington’s governor and the state’s senior U.S. senator issued a joint statement saying “we do not believe the Simpson proposal can be included in the proposed federal infrastructure package.”

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Mortality Event, Warm Weather, Water Conditions Prompt Early Release Of One Million Sockeye Smolts Directly Into Upper Salmon River

May 6th, 2021

Idaho Fish and Game released more than 1 million endangered Snake River sockeye salmon smolts from its Sawtooth Hatchery directly into the Upper Salmon River April 30 rather than transporting and then releasing the smolts into Redfish Lake Creek, which is normally the last stop for the smolts as they begin their downstream migration to the ocean.

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