Washington (DC) Could Screw up An Iron Ball with a Rubber Hammer

Washington Approves Importing Atlantic Salmon Eggs From Iceland To Cooke Aquaculture Hatchery Cook Aquaculture was approved to transfer 1.8 million Atlantic salmon eggs from its facility in Iceland to its land-based hatchery in Rochester, Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a transfer permit late Tuesday, Oct. 10, … Continue reading

WDFW, UW To Study How Growing Wolf Population Affecting Other Wildlife Species

WDFW, UW To Study How Growing Wolf Population Affecting Other Wildlife Species Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 (PST) The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of Washington have launched a collaborative study to determine how eight years of growth in the state’s wolf population is affecting … Continue reading

A Northern Pike Caught In John Day Reservoir

A Northern Pike Caught In John Day Reservoir: For Salmon, Canary In The Coal Mine? Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 (PST) Eradication of northern pike — an invasive and voracious predator — in the Columbia River basin took on a more urgent tone this week with the announcement that … Continue reading

Final 2015 Sea Lion Predation Report: 8,474 Salmonids Taken Below Bonneville, Twice 10-Year Average

Final 2015 Sea Lion Predation Report: 8,474 Salmonids Taken Below Bonneville, Twice 10-Year Average Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 (PST) After a record year of devouring nearly 8,500 chinook salmon and steelhead in the Bonneville Dam tailrace, theSteller and Californiasea lion (pinnipeds) presence is on the decline, reaching a … Continue reading

California Coyote-Killing Contests Face Ban

  California Coyote-Killing Contests Face Ban If you have ever been unfortunate to be on the wrong side of the coyote issue, seeing the damage and destruction that these animals cause, you might have a very different view than the city folks who promote these stupid laws! The coyote, has … Continue reading

Montana Holds Back Support For Lake Trout Netting On Flathead Lake; Wants More Public Review

The following article published in the Columbia Basin Bulletin brings to front some very controversial arguments; What say you? How do you balance the impact of sport fisheries with the impact of moving back to a more natural fishery? In my opinionated opinion, the introduction of the myasis shrimp which … Continue reading

British Columbia Pilot Project To Test Raising Farmed Salmon In Land-Based Tanks

Great article on how to solve the impact of farmed fish on our wild stocks! Kent Cannon For years there have been concerns about the potential impacts – genetic contamination and disease — from salmon farmed in British Columbia net pens upon wild Pacific salmon. Now comes a pilot project … Continue reading

Columbia River Gill nets and their effect on the fishery

I have reviewed articles for years on the effect of the commercial gill net fishery and have written many letters to the powers that be. I hear lots of complaining from sport fishermen about this abuse of our sport fishery and I wonder just how many actually take the time … Continue reading