Salmon News

Idaho Chinook deserve more spill

By Tom Stuart

Bonneville_damLast summer, more than a million fall chinook salmon returned to the Columbia River. This blessing for the Columbia and its fishing towns has lessons for Idaho, where returns of our most valuable salmon, spring/summer chinook, were poor in 2013 and have now been poor three years in a row.

First, a million fall chinook in the Columbia shows Idaho the sweet promise of what we could have. Fishing was great for people and businesses on the Columbia this year. And large numbers read more

By : Sam Vandervalk /February 10, 2014 /Blog, Past Fishing Trips, Salmon Enhancement, Salmon Fishing Techniques, Salmon Fishing Tips, Salmon News, Science, Uncategorized /Comments Off Read More

Award recognition for River Frome enhancement project


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Dorset Echo: CHEQUE IT OUT: Bridge over the River Frome at Lower Bockhampton

Dorset Echo: TRAVERSE: From left Richard Slocock, vice-chairman of the FP &WDFA with Zoe Pittaway and Dr Anton Ibbotson, Lead Project Scientist for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

A PROJECT to enhance the River Frome has been recognised for its work.

The Enhancing the River Frome, the Final Furlong scheme overseen by the Frome, Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association (FP&WDFA) has won a £500 Wessex Watermark Award.

The award will help with the ongoing management work being carried out along the River Frome that has helped return the dwindling stocks of migratory salmonids to the spawning beds above Dorchester.

Wessex Water’s catchment co-ordinator Zoe Pittaway read more

By : Sam Vandervalk /January 24, 2014 /Blog, Past Fishing Trips, Salmon Enhancement, Salmon Fishing Techniques, Salmon Fishing Tips, Salmon News, Science, Uncategorized /Comments Off Read More

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…

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By : SheepWeb /April 19, 2013 /Blog, Past Fishing Trips, Salmon Enhancement, Salmon Fishing Techniques, Salmon Fishing Tips, Salmon News, Science, Uncategorized /Comments Off Read More

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

salmon_chinookphoto 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 since 2004 and significantly larger than the actual return of 512,300 a year ago.

Particularly encouraging is the forecast for a record-high 432,500 read more

By : SheepWeb /April 19, 2013 /Blog, Past Fishing Trips, Salmon Enhancement, Salmon Fishing Techniques, Salmon Fishing Tips, Salmon News, Science, Uncategorized /Comments Off Read More

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

columbiagorgePhoto: Stephen Sasser

LYMPIA – 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.

Opportunities for anglers also look good in Puget Sound, where coho and pink salmon runs are expected to be strong read more

By : SheepWeb /April 19, 2013 /Blog, Past Fishing Trips, Salmon Enhancement, Salmon Fishing Techniques, Salmon Fishing Tips, Salmon News, Science, Uncategorized /Comments Off Read More
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