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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest...A few sockeye were being caught and released, and it is more incidentally by folks fishing for steelhead (in the Lower Columbia), said Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist.
The program to replenish the iconic salmon is working at $9,000 per fish. A vermilion slash in clear, cold water, the Snake River sockeye in this mountain stream is one of natures long-distance athletes, traveling at least 900 miles back to
Salmon farmers are mostly pleased with this week's Cohen Commission report on the reasons behind the decline of Fraser River sockeye, including recommendations to explore a connection between fish farms and missing fish...Salmon Farmers Association,
The thousand-plus page report did make 75 recommendations, including closing dozens of fish farm operations on the sockeye migration path, if they are deemed to be a hazard. In 2009, 1.4-million sockeye under a forecast of 10-million were expected to
Links Sockeye entered the Columbia River this week, beginning a 900-mile migration that very nearly ended 20 years ago. Only four Snake River sockeye made their way through eight dams and past nets and predators in 1992, a year after the fish that
David Marmorek, an expert on aquatic ecology and simulation modeling, has analyzed all the technical evidence put before the Cohen Commission and has concluded that while no primary cause of the great sockeye salmon collapse of 2009 exists, the most
The disappearance of millions of sockeye salmon from the Fraser River has been compared to Murder on the Orient Express by two scientists helping a federal inquiry solve an environmental mystery. Andrew Trites and Villy Christensen, both professors
EDT E xecutive chef Melissa Craig hasn't offered Fraser River sockeye at Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler, B.C., for years...But this year, thanks to a near-record sockeye run, she is bringing the wild, red-fleshed fish back.
Jul 2010 A press release from the Marine Stewardship Council and it's a bit shocking really...The Fraser River sockeye salmon ( Oncorhynchus nerka ) fishery in British Columbia (BC) has earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification having
Idaho Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say the state could see higher numbers of endangered Snake River sockeye salmon returning this year. Numbers of the fish have been trending sharply upward, with 833 returning to the Stanley Basin last