People & Groups Archives: Fish

Yurok Tribe Bans GMOs and Frankenfish

By Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry Featured image: Salmon Barbecue at the 53rd Klamath Salmon Festival (photo: Yurok Tribe/Facebook) The Yurok Tribe, the largest Indian Tribe in California with over 6,000 members, has banned genetically engineered salmon and all Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) on their reservation on the Klamath River in the state’s northwest region.  … Continue reading Yurok Tribe Bans GMOs and Frankenfish

Modoc sucker, small fish found in Oregon, taken off endangered list

Some good news! They are still restricted to less than 50 miles of streams, but they’re much better established than they were a few decades ago. A big thank you to everyone who worked to help protect these incredible fish. One less species on the brink of extinction — but there is still a long … Continue reading Modoc sucker, small fish found in Oregon, taken off endangered list

Lawsuit Threatened Over Failure to Protect Endangered Nevada Fish

By Center for Biological Diversity LAS VEGAS— The Center for Biological Diversity today notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management of its intent to sue the agencies for allowing groundwater pumping that will feed Las Vegas sprawl but would dry up the springs and aquifers that sustain the Moapa dace. … Continue reading Lawsuit Threatened Over Failure to Protect Endangered Nevada Fish

Toxic Runoff Among Threats to Coho Salmon

Editor’s note: this recent study found that Coho salmon are killed within hours by the runoff from roads in Seattle — and researchers aren’t sure exactly what compound (or mixture) is responsible. One thing is for sure: runoff is a minor problem compared to the main threats to salmon: dams, industrial overfishing, logging, and global … Continue reading Toxic Runoff Among Threats to Coho Salmon

Ahousaht Nation Makes Salmon Farm Pull Anchors

by Yaakswiis Warriors / Intercontinental Cry  Ahousaht, BC Canada – On Monday morning at daybreak Cermaq has said it will be pulling anchor on its new salmon farm north of Tofino, British Columbia. The Province of BC granted Cermaq licenses and permits to operate a relocation fish farm at a site called Yaakswiis in July. When … Continue reading Ahousaht Nation Makes Salmon Farm Pull Anchors

Judge sides with Hoopa Valley and Yurok Tribe scientists, preventing Klamath fish kill

  By Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry A federal judge on Aug. 26 denied a request by the San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority and Westlands Water District for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the higher supplemental flows from Trinity Reservoir being released to stop a fish kill on the lower Klamath River. The … Continue reading Judge sides with Hoopa Valley and Yurok Tribe scientists, preventing Klamath fish kill

The Rivers and streams are so hot that salmon are dropping dead

Editor’s note: this article, which appeared in Sunday’s Seattle Times, is a typical corporate media peice: it illustrates the problem passably — hundreds of thousands of salmon are dropping dead due to rising stream and river temperatures — but neglects to speak to the true solutions: taking out ALL the dams and dismantling the industrial … Continue reading The Rivers and streams are so hot that salmon are dropping dead

Wild Salmon or Hatchery Salmon?

Public comment to Local Press, Issaquah City Government Office of Sustainability, WDFW, and Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH): February 5th, 2015 The Issaquah Fish Hatchery has two water intakes that extract water from Issaquah Creek. The first is located at the hatchery itself, and the second is about a mile upstream along the Squak … Continue reading Wild Salmon or Hatchery Salmon?

Culum Brown on fish intelligence

For the August 10th episode of Resistance Radio, Derrick Jensen interviewed Culum Brown, an Australian scientist. Brown has specialized in the behavioral ecology of fishes, with a focus on their ability to learn and remember things like environmental hazards, specific places of danger, and the social behavior and trustworthiness of other individual fishes (within the … Continue reading Culum Brown on fish intelligence

Orca population in Puget Sound falling

Not only are Puget Sound’s resident killer whales continuing to decline in numbers, but their behavior is changing, too, according to scientists. The orcas seem to be splintering from their basic social groups and spending less time together. FRIDAY HARBOR — With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population … Continue reading Orca population in Puget Sound falling