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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?

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

Blow All the Dams

“Hatcheries not only failed to boost the number of fish but also actually harmed the salmon by mining billions of eggs from wild populations. The fish hatcheries were designed to collect and incubate the maximum number of eggs with the greatest efficiency. In many cases, that meant all the eggs in the entire salmon run … Continue reading Blow All the Dams

NOAA evaluation finds that three herbicides are threatening endangered salmon populations

By Jill Ettinger / Organic Authority West Coast salmon, an already threatened species, are the victim of a new, potentially detrimental threat according to a recent evaluation conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service. NOAA’s Fisheries Services identified the culprits as three pesticides commonly used in more than 100 pesticide products for … Continue reading NOAA evaluation finds that three herbicides are threatening endangered salmon populations

Chinook Salmon Population Study Shows Many Salmon In Wild Aren’t Really Wild Salmon

By Joe Satran Four years ago, the once-mighty Chinook salmon runs in California and Oregon were so small that the states agreed to an unprecedented moratorium on fishing. The conservation measures, along with some strategic modification of the dams that had hurt salmon in the past, seemed to work. Salmon watchers seemed optimistic that stocks … Continue reading Chinook Salmon Population Study Shows Many Salmon In Wild Aren’t Really Wild Salmon