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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Next Steps For Columbia Basin Collaborative To Focus On Refining Process, Participation, Funding

April 9th, 2021

What are the next steps for the proposed regional forum, the Columbia Basin Collaborative, which held an organizational workshop in February? Organizers of this new collaborative effort aimed at recovering salmonid species in the Columbia River Basin this week issued a summary of the workshop results and what might come next.

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