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Major US retailers reject ‘frankenfish’

A number of top US grocery stores, including Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, have pledged to reject selling the genetically engineered “frankenfish” if it is allowed on the market in April.

The mutant fish was engineered by scientists at a company called AquaBounty, which has spent more than 15 years and $50 million researching and perfecting the frankenfish. The mutants can grow to market size in 16-18 months, rather than the usual 30 months required for the Atlantic salmon…

Biologists are forecasting the best run of fall chinook salmon to the Columbia River in almost a decade

photo courtesy Idaho Fish & Game Biologists are forecasting the best run of fall chinook salmon to the Columbia River in almost a decade with expectations for a record-high return of bright fish to central Washington. The forecast, released late last week, predicts a return of 677,900 fall chinook to the Columbia, the highest return […]

Abundant runs of Columbia River chinook

March 01, 2013 Contact: Pat Pattillo, (360) 902-2705 Abundant runs of Columbia River chinook, Puget Sound pink and coho salmon projected Photo: Stephen Sasser OLYMPIA – Fishing prospects look bright this year for chinook in Washington’s ocean waters and the Columbia River, according to preseason salmon forecasts released today at a public meeting in Olympia. […]

Hungry salmon a problem for restoration efforts

November 29, 2012 by Sandra Hines Aquatic nonnative species – those found in the water but not including those on land alongside rivers and streams – are just one example of invasive species that can effect young salmon and foodwebs in the Columbia River Basin. Credit: K Barnas/B Sanderson/NOAA (Phys.org)—Food webs needed by young salmon […]

New era looms for lower Columbia salmon fisheries

By Allen Thomas Columbian Reporter, Outdoors Wednesday, November 28, 2012 For decades, sport and commercial fishermen have fought in legislative halls, before state wildlife commissions and in countless other forums over the allocation of salmon and sturgeon in the Columbia River. Come Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport and Jan. 11-12 in Olympia, the […]