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Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...

Started by Woolly Bugger, December 25, 2011, 05:12:11 am

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Salmon River businesses brace for impact of suspended steelhead season

Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River was cut short this year, after a threat of a lawsuit from conservation groups forced the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to indefinitely suspend the season.
Businesses that rely on steelhead fishing are bracing for the suspension's economic impact and some are already feeling the effects.
The busiest times for steelhead fishing on the Salmon River are typically late fall and early spring. The season typically runs from approximately Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 to April 30. Fishing outfitters and guides along the river, from Salmon to Riggins, already are seeing spring booking cancellations due to the unknown status of spring steelhead season.

"It's going to hurt the whole community, all of the communities along the Salmon River and the Clearwater," said Jess Baugh, owner of Mountain River Outfitters, a family-owned fishing outfitter based in Riggins.


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Investigators are examining whether the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife followed protocol before a power outage killed more than 6 million salmon at a Gig Harbor hatchery.

The Minter Creek Hatchery is like a nursery for salmon. The fish are raised from eggs all the way to juveniles ready for release.
The Gig Harbor hatchery suffered a catastrophic loss of more than 6 million Chinook salmon last week when a windstorm knocked out power, and a backup generator failed.
"These drawers each hold a little over 5,000 in each drawer. A portion of the population has suffocated. The rest of them are in fine shape and managed to get through this with us pumping some water into that head trough," explained South Puget Sound Hatchery Operations Manager Jim Jenkins.


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Columbia, Snake salmon get three years of spring 'spill' help

Conservationists and commercial fishers cheered an agreement Tuesday among state, federal and tribal bodies to send more water over eight federally operated Northwest dams to aid endangered salmon.
Public power customers weren't so sure, though.
The agreement is intended to keep the contentious issue of how to protect juvenile fish migrating downstream on the Columbia and Snake rivers out of the courts for three years.


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Targeting sea lions will help orcas, Columbia River salmon

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Get paid to fish?

The average payment among the top 20 fishermen was $29,000 each. The top angler was paid a total of $71,000.



More than $1.4 million was paid to fishermen who caught northern pikeminnow in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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Emergency efforts to save kokanee salmon continue!

Kokanee salmon are in jeopardy of extinction. Several groups are continuing their efforts to restore habitat before the fish disappear.


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[font=&amp]Biologists are trying to determine whether a warm, dry fall is responsible for a drop in the number of landlocked Atlantic salmon that swam up a Lake Champlain tributary in Vermont to spawn this fall or if there could be other reasons behind a five-year decline.[/font]

[font=&amp][/size]U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service statistics found that 42 salmon were trapped at the Winooski River fish passage this fall at the dam between Burlington and the city of Winooski where technicians trap the fish and release them upstream so they can continue to their spawning grounds.[/font]

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January 02, 2019, 06:38:27 am #159 Last Edit: January 02, 2019, 07:47:13 am by Woolly Bugger


I hope all of you have stopped buying/ordering ocean farmed fish.
Buy wauld!

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January 05, 2019, 15:39:39 pm #161 Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 15:50:03 pm by BRFFF
Salmon and Orca connection; two intertwined endangered species.

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