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Unlimited Salmon/Steelhead News Update...

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

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Woolly Bugger

Salmon numbers declining despite best efforts


Despite various conservation efforts and bans on fishing, we now have fewer wild salmon than even a decade ago and many reasons are being put forward for the continuing decline.

As scientists continue to probe reasons for the huge drop in salmon numbers, an expert says it’s an issue for everybody in our society; not just anglers and nature lovers.


https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/outdoorsandgarden/salmon-numbers-declining-despite-best-efforts-910010.html


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Woolly Bugger


Over the past several decades, fishermen, business owners, Alaska Native organizations and environmental groups have protested a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay â€" a pristine salmon habitat.

Now the federal government is inching toward approving the mining project.

Read more here: https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/article227144774.html#storylink=cpy
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'Startling' declines in salmon stocks provincewide, DFO warns

QuoteAll rivers in the province may soon be closed to retention salmon fishing, now that Department of Fisheries and Oceans scientists say their mid-season review of stocks in Labrador show numbers are down there as they were on the island.
"Declines of this magnitude over such a wide geographic range have not been seen before, so this is quite startling, and raised a lot of concern within the science sector," said DFO scientist Geoff Veinott.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/startling-declines-salmon-dfo-warns-1.4762804
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Woolly Bugger

Who knew? Tuna hatcheries?

QuoteStaying in the US, another story with a lot of interest last week was the news that Ichthus Unlimited plans to construct what will be the first tuna hatchery in North America -- and only the third in the world -- in the San Diego Bay area.

A new grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and ongoing support from the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program will allow Ichthus to establish the hatchery project, led by the latter's president, Alejandro Buentello.

It will cultivate Pacific bluefin tuna eggs, raise them to juvenile fish and distribute them to tuna farms to be raised to market maturity. "This aquaculture system will improve the sustainability and quality of tuna production. It also will stimulate economic growth, as bluefin tuna species alone generate an estimated value of $2 billion to $2.5bn per year globally," the firms said.


https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2019/03/18/editors-recap-17/
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Woolly Bugger

Close to 10 million chinook and coho salmon swim in Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

There were none when Howard Tanner started as the chief of the Michigan Department of Conservation’s Fish Division in 1964.

His boss, Ralph MacMullan, spent much of their first meeting lambasting the fish department for its previous lack of action and dysfunction. Heaps of dead fish were washing up on beaches, the lakes were overly commercially fished and there was little recreational fishing to speak of.

He gave Tanner a mandate: “Do something.

“And if you can,” he told the Lansing State Journal, “make it spectacular.”


https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-michigan/michigan-history/former-michigan-dnr-chief-tells-story-of-how-salmon-got-to-great-lakes


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March 21, 2019, 14:04:13 pm #185 Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 14:11:07 pm by Woolly Bugger
Tear down the dams!


Quote from: undefinedChanges in the economics of hydropower generation in the Pacific Northwest are giving anadromous fish advocates optimism that four dams on the lower Snake River could soon be removed. The dams are widely blamed for being the main cause of salmon and steelhead declines in Idaho since they went into operation in the 1960s and ’70s.

“The lower Snake River dams are not economically viable in the larger context of what’s happening in the Pacific Northwest,” said river guide and Idaho Conservation League board member Jim Norton during a symposium at The Community Library in Ketchum on March 13-14. “I’ve never been more convinced that this is the moment.”


https://www.mtexpress.com/news/environment/salmon-advocates-see-potential-for-snake-river-dam-removal/article_6d75c006-4a76-11e9-ba14-ffdb37b94866.html



and speaking of dams, another one bites the dust... 'c;  :banana072:


QuoteCity councilors in Ellsworth voted Monday to approve the removal of an unused, city-owned dam, which would open 5 miles of Branch Lake Stream to Atlantic salmon and other species.
The council voted 7-0 to allow Town Manager David Cole to sign an agreement permitting the Downeast Salmon Federation to remove the dam this summer at Branch Lake Stream as it runs west from the northern end of Leonard Lake near Christian Ridge Road. The group will fund the $90,000 removal, said Brett Ciccotelli, a fisheries biologist with Downeast.

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/03/19/news/hancock/ellsworth-clears-way-for-removal-of-old-dam-on-branch-lake-stream/

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More Maine news, as Bradley takes an early lead against Michigan  :o


QuoteSHERIDAN, Maine â€" On Wednesday, March 6, Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine volunteers and the president of the St. John Basin Salmon Recovery Inc. transported approximately 42,000 eyed salmon eggs to the Dug Brook Hatchery in Sheridan, near Ashland.

The eggs will be hatched to the unfed fry stage at the facility and stocked into an Aroostook River tributary. The fry introduction will add to the millions of salmon the group has released to the Aroostook River over the past 20 years. 

Last year, according to ASNM officials, the effort resulted in the Aroostook’s becoming the number-three river in salmon returns in all of Maine.

https://thecounty.me/2019/03/21/news/business-news/hatchery-receives-42000-salmon-eggs/
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Sir David Attenborough accuses fish farms of threatening the survival of wild salmon through breeding genetically weaker specimens

In a YouTube film to mark the International Year of the Salmon (IYS), the broadcaster and conservationist warns: ‘The survival of these astonishing fish is at risk.
‘Dams blocking their rivers, over-exploitation, pollution of the water, the spread of parasites, diseases, and fish escaping from open-cage salmon farms… all these, together with the inevitable effects of climate change, are threatening their very survival.’



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6869129/Sir-David-Attenborough-accuses-fish-farms-threatening-survival-wild-salmon.html


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Woolly Bugger

April 03, 2019, 23:28:06 pm #189 Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 23:30:39 pm by Woolly Bugger
QuoteThe Kennebec River is a treasure -- and it needs more attention and help than we are currently providing.

I have kayaked several sections and fished the entire river, from its start at Moosehead Lake to Popham Beach. Spending a day on any section of the river is very special.

I even took my wife Linda on a guided fishing trip in the Kennebec Gorge, where we caught lots of native brook trout. For years, I caught lots of brook trout and landlocked salmon in the northern half of the river. Those fish have disappeared in many sections of the river, as did all of the fly-fishing shops. After Edwards Dam was removed, my friend Harry Vanderweide and I boated and kayaked the river from Waterville to Sidney, catching lots of bass.

https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/04/03/george-smith-bring-back-the-kennebec-river-initiative/
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April 08, 2019, 09:58:52 am #190 Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 10:00:32 am by Woolly Bugger
It is freedom day for some Squamish salmon fry
Hundreds of thousands of chum fry released into channel -- with the help of local school kids

https://www.squamishchief.com/community/it-is-freedom-day-for-some-squamish-salmon-fry-1.23782695




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Human Drugs Are Polluting the Water--And Animals Are Swimming in It
Salmon on psychotropics, platypuses on prozac, and other strange tales from the wild

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/05/pharmaceutical-pollution/586006/
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Canada moves to save Pacific Chinook salmon

QuoteThe federal government is planning to severely limit both the commercial and recreational fishery of Pacific Chinook salmon in British Columbia's Fraser River basin to save the endangered species from extinction, Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced Tuesday.

Recent assessments by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada for Chinook salmon from the Fraser River system have found Chinook are in danger of disappearing from Canada, Wilkinson said.

Of the 13 wild Fraser River Chinook salmon populations assessed, only one is not at risk, he added.

"The science is clear: Pacific Chinook salmon are in a critical state," said Wilkinson. "Without immediate action, this species could be lost forever."

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/04/17/canada-moves-to-save-pacific-chinook-salmon/
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Plans to expand Iceland's fish farms risk decimating wild salmon populations

A
Quotefive-fold expansion in open net fish farms that scientists believe could decimate Iceland's wild salmon stocks is pitting Big Aquaculture against ecologists in the country.

Next month, a parliamentary bill is expected to extend farm licenses from 10 to 16 years, while omitting critics from oversight panels and handing primary monitoring powers to industry.

Jon Kaldal of the Icelandic Wildlife Fund said: "We are at a crossroads. If industrial-scale open net salmon farming is allowed to take over, it will cause massive pollution and a dramatic increase in the risk of farmed fish escaping. Iceland is the final frontier for north Atlantic salmon."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/19/huge-plans-to-expand-icelands-fish-farms-risk-decimating-wild-fish-populations
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Onslow

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on April 12, 2019, 21:57:49 pmHuman Drugs Are Polluting the Water--And Animals Are Swimming in It
Salmon on psychotropics, platypuses on prozac, and other strange tales from the wild

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/05/pharmaceutical-pollution/586006/

If people would trouble themselves to sleep 7-8 hours a night, eat vegetables and whole grains instead of grease fried rubish, and vile processed foods, gobs of salt and sugar, they would be happier and healthier.  The lack of discipline regarding food and health is an indicator of poverty of the soul and the mind.

Anti pharma all the way here.  I have not had a prescription filled out in over 10 years.

Humans cannot sustain themselves at this current trajectory.


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