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Funding announced for projects to protect and restore Pacific wild salmon

>>>Steps are being taken at the federal and provincial level to help preserve our wild salmon population.

Federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan announced funding for four projects, aimed at restoring salmon habitats across B.C.

The $4 million in funding will come out of the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.

The latest projects that will receive funding through BCSRIF are: (follow link for more info)

https://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/75444/funding-announced-for-projects-to-protect-and-restore-pacific-wild-salmon/
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Bill Would Preserve Thousands of Miles of Oregon's Rivers
Economy, residents, and wildlife stand to benefit from expanded wild and scenic designations



>>>Looking at a map of Oregon, it's hard to miss the intertwining rivers, streams, wetlands, and lakes—a natural network that delivers clean drinking water to Beaver State communities, supports a thriving outdoor recreation economy, and provides vital habitat for wildlife.

Yet, only 2% of the state's 110,000 miles of rivers are protected under the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden (D) is trying to change that with the River Democracy Act of 2021, which he introduced on Feb. 3 and which would designate approximately 4,700 miles of waterways as wild and scenic, giving Oregon the most wild and scenic river miles in the U.S.

These waterways include places such as the North Fork of the Smith, prized by anglers for its cutthroat and steelhead trout; the Illinois River, which flows through the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwestern Oregon and is home to rare plants that are found nowhere else; Looking Glass Creek, a tributary to the Grande Ronde River in the state's northeastern corner and home to bears, lynx, and wolverines; and the Nestucca River, which cuts through the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge and is home to bald eagles and Canada geese.

The legislation would benefit Oregonians, the state economy, and the state's natural systems, protecting these special resources for generations to come.

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2021/02/03/bill-would-preserve-thousands-of-miles-of-oregons-rivers
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Ranchers improve fish habitat via 25-year partnership




>>>The Lemhi River meanders for 60 miles through a big valley in this quiet corner of Eastern Idaho before it flows into the Salmon River.

Here, local ranchers have been working closely with fish experts and conservation professionals for more than 25 years to improve fish habitat for ESA-listed Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead, migrating fish that travel more than 800 miles from here to the Pacific Ocean.

Even before the fish were protected under the Endangered Species Act in the early 1990s, Lemhi ranchers wanted to do their part to save the fish.

"I used to go down to catch salmon all the time," says Don Olson, a Lemhi rancher who's been involved since the beginning. "It was a big deal when we was kids. We used to come down to this pool here, and the salmon would lodge in here, and man you'd ride 'em and chase 'em, and do all kinds of fun stuff."


https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/livestock/ranchers-improve-fish-habitat-via-25-year-partnership/article_f4ebd134-2b4c-11eb-be8a-e36ce0f42a85.html
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February 08, 2021, 09:15:39 AM #349 Last Edit: February 08, 2021, 09:34:28 AM by Woolly Bugger
Conservationists and biologists are sounding the alarm over off-roading activity in a part of the Fraser River critical for spawning fish.

Gill Bar is a gravel bar near Chilliwack popular with ATV riders and anglers. It's also part of an area known as the "heart of the Fraser" relied on by dozens of juvenile fish species.

https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/921e3ebe-69ba-11eb-97d0-0242ac110005/


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This GOP congressman wants to remove 4 dams to save Idaho's salmon. It'll cost billions.


>>>An Idaho Republican congressman wants to end the salmon wars by removing select hydroelectric dams, replacing the electricity lost, paying communities and businesses, and giving American Indian tribes more power.

A $33 billion Pacific Northwest energy and infrastructure proposal would end litigation over endangered salmon and authorize the removal of four dams on the Snake River in Washington beginning in 2030. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson of East Idaho released the plan after asking more than 300 groups what they would need if the dams came out.

Power marketed by the Bonneville Power Administration from the four controversial dams would be replaced. Shippers and farmers would get funds for alternatives to the barge shipping on the Snake and compensation for closed barge facilities. Lewiston in Idaho and the Tri-Cities in Washington would get billions for economic development

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/environment/article248988810.html
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One Alaska king salmon is worth the same as two barrels of oil right now

>>>Seafood sales "are on fire" in America's supermarkets and one king salmon from Southeast Alaska is worth the same as two barrels of oil.

That's $116.16 for a troll-caught chinook salmon averaging 11 pounds at the docks vs. $115.48 for 2 barrels of oil at $57.74 per barrel on Feb. 3.

As more COVID-conscious customers opted in 2020 for seafood's proven health benefits, salmon powered sales at fresh seafood counters. Frozen and "on the shelf" seafoods also set sales records, and online ordering tripled to top $1 billion.

https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2021/02/09/one-alaska-king-salmon-is-worth-the-same-as-two-barrels-of-oil-right-now/
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Program seeks to restore salmon

>>>Bolstered by a recent federal grant, the Peter Gray Parr Project continues its work to restore the Atlantic salmon in Maine waters.

The species remains endangered in the United States and according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, "the last wild populations of U.S. Atlantic salmon are found in at least eight rivers in Maine."
https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/waterfront/program-seeks-to-restore-salmon/
The Peter Gray Parr Project closely mimics the way juvenile salmon, known as parr, which are older and bigger than fry, are raised in the wild. It has been used by the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) to stock the East Machias River with parr for the last 10 years.

It has been so successful that it is garnering national recognition and was featured on CNN's "Call to Earth," which reports on environmental challenges and solutions.

https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/waterfront/program-seeks-to-restore-salmon/

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My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

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Reviving the Atlantic salmon, one egg at a time



UMF students and instructor Nancy Prentiss, along with fisheries specialists, trek through the snow to plant Atlantic salmon eggs in a nearby tributary of the Sandy River. (Photo by Elliott Eno)

>>>AVON – University of Maine at Farmington students assisted The Department of Marine Resources in planting 15,000 Atlantic salmon eggs on Wednesday morning; the Sandy River in the past has always had a healthy Atlantic salmon population according to Maranda Nemeth of The Atlantic Salmon Federation.

"The species in the Sandy have really diminished over the years. Historically the salmon runs used to run in the tens of thousands, but there have been dams...and other [factors] that have caused their decline," said Nemeth.

Dams have been the major cause of decline in the Atlantic salmon population in Maine.

"One of the big projects we have right now is tackling one of those big problems, mainly dams. So, we're working to remove the dam in Farmington," said Nemeth. "We're hoping to remove that this year."



https://dailybulldog.com/features/reviving-the-atlantic-salmon-one-egg-at-a-time/
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Return of the King of Fish

>>>A coalition comprising the Maine Department of Marine Resources, USFWS, the Penobscot Indian Nation and a commercial salmon-raising firm, Cook Aquaculture USA, has undertaken a novel approach to rearing adult Atlantic salmon and introducing them to the East Branch of the Penobscot River.

Approximately 5,000 adult fish will be transported from the net pens to target tributaries and the mainstem of the East Branch of the Penobscot River in the fall of 2021 or 2022, where they will find suitable habitat to naturally spawn. This will result in more spawning adults than have been present in the Penobscot River for decades.

Smolts raised from native broodstock by the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the Green Lake National Fish Hatchery in Ellsworth, Maine, and smolts captured in the wild by rotary screw traps will be used to stock the marine net pens in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Smolts will include only those from Penobscot River origin to ensure the genetic integrity of salmon released into the river.

https://observer-me.com/2021/03/09/news/return-of-the-king-of-fish/
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Conne River salmon stocks near extinction, says DFO

Stock returns set record low for 4th straight year

>>>The latest salmon numbers from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans come with a stark warning to the south coast of Newfoundland, as the stock there is near extinction.

Nick Kelly, a DFO stock assessment biologist, says the salmon population in Conne River has dropped dramatically since monitoring began in the late 1980s, from about 10,000 salmon then to fewer than 200 last year.

"It's on this pretty sharp downward trajectory," Kelly told CBC Radio's The Broadcast on Friday. The stock has particularly nosedived since 2016, when 1,200 fish returned.

Kelly said the population at nearby Little River has also dropped to near zero, with fewer than 10 salmon returning to the river in 2020. He said several factors could be at play in the decrease, including sub-optimal sea surface temperatures, physical conditions and the availability of prey.

"The marine ecosystem is quite complex in itself. It could be a variety of issues," he said.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/conne-river-salmon-stocks-near-exinction-1.5949786
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Wabanaki perspective on Kennebec River damming

>>>For millennia, the Kennebec River was the nucleus of Wabanaki food-systems, diplomacy, and ceremonial life. After hundreds of years of industrial development, it has become unsustainable for Wabanaki peoples and our aquatic relatives alike. The future of Atlantic Salmon and several other sea-run fish now hinges on the restoration of this waterway.

The five Wabanaki nations are often described as "riverine" peoples, because the interconnected waterways of our homelands are a vital part of our cultural identities and sustenance. We have always traversed our vast territory by canoe, considering the Kennebec River as both a relative in herself and a means to reach our relatives throughout our kinship network. Using the Kennebec River system (the second largest in Maine), one can access the St. Lawrence, Androscoggin, Allagash, St. John, St. Croix, Aroostook, Sebasticook, Penobscot, and Machias rivers, and the open ocean.

Damming these rivers has been both a symptom and a strategy of colonization. In spite of this, Wabanaki people are still able to portage around obstructions in our rivers. The fish are not so privileged, and for this reason we must do everything we can to ensure their access to the expansive northeastern river systems that sustain us all.

Today, a dozen once-abundant species of fish are unable to reach their historic territories, spawning grounds, and rearing habitats along the Kennebec and its tributaries. Critically, damming has brought Atlantic salmon to the brink of extinction in this watershed and possibly across the entire continent.

https://dailybulldog.com/features/wabanaki-perspective-on-kennebec-river-damming/
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me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

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5 Things to Know About the Fate of Wild Salmon
Historical pressures combined with new threats from climate change have pushed more than a dozen species close to extinction.

It's not too hard to find salmon on a menu in the United States, but that seeming abundance — much of it fueled by overseas fish farms — overshadows a grim reality on the ground. Many of our wild salmon, outside Alaska, are on the ropes — and have been for decades.

Twenty years ago Pacific salmon were found to have disappeared from 40% of their native rivers and streams across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. In places where they remain, like the Columbia River system, the number of wild fish returning to streams is estimated to have plunged by as much as 98%. Today 28 populations of West Coast salmon and steelhead are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

New research is helping to put the problem — and solutions — into focus. But in some cases, policy to implement changes still lags.



https://therevelator.org/pacific-salmon-coverage/
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Maine Is Bringing Salmon Back
In an experimental approach, the state is partnering with salmon farmers to reintroduce wild-born fish to Maine's rivers.

>>>April 1 used to mark the opening of the Atlantic salmon fishing season on the Penobscot River in Maine. Anglers in pea pods would vie for the honor of catching the first fish, and commercial salmon fishermen would set their weirs, nets, and traps into the snowmelt-swollen current.

But as the species declined, from tens of thousands of fish in the 19th century to a few thousand in the early 20th, people became disconnected from the so-called king of fish. Commercial fishing ended in 1947; salmon angling became catch and release only in the 1990s; and all fishing ceased in 1999, when the Atlantic salmon was placed on the US endangered species list.

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/maine-is-bringing-salmon-back/
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