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

Spring Chinook Return Downgraded To Half Of Early Season Prediction; Angling Closed

Spring Chinook Return Downgraded To Half Of Early Season Prediction; Angling Closed Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)  http://www.cbbulletin.com/438951.aspx A regional advisory committee that forecasts Columbia River salmon runs so fisheries managers can set recreational, commercial and tribal fisheries this week cut their early season run size prediction for … Continue reading

NOAA Fisheries Reconvening Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force In March

NOAA Fisheries Reconvening Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force In March Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 (PST) NOAA Fisheries announced this week that it is reconvening the Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force to evaluate the implementation of the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho pinniped removal authority authorized by NOAA Fisheries on … Continue reading

Great Alaskan Boat Build post #28

Monday through Thursday Boat Build Progress I took a week off from my Great Alaskan boat build and did some fishing with a friend I met through my boat building journey.  He started his build a year or so ahead of me. It was not because I didn’t want to … Continue reading

Save Our Columbia Fishing; Action Alert

Please take action now to increase sportfishing seasons and catch, protect wild fish, and help the Oregon and Washington economies The Northwest Steelheaders is working with our allies to expand sportfishing seasons and catch, while at the same time reducing impacts to ESA-listed wild fish. We have introduced a bill … Continue reading

Oregon Attorney General Issues Modified Ballot Title Proposing Non-Tribal Gillnet Ban

A proposed Oregon ballot initiative that would ban the use of non-Indian gillnets in the Columbia River mainstem reached a new stage this week with the issuing of a “modified” title and summary in answer to directions from the state Supreme Court. Now, any party to the ballot title review … Continue reading

Washington Gears Up To Stop Non-Native Northern Pike From Invading Columbia Basin Salmon Country

Concerned about the spread of northern pike in Washington waters, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is gearing up for a spring campaign to halt the advance of the voracious, non-native fish toward the Columbia River. In the coming months, state fishery managers plan to enlist anglers to remove … Continue reading

Record 2012 Returns Predicted For Sockeye, 462,000; Upper Columbia Summer Chinook, 92,100

Early forecasts by fishery officials predict strong Columbia-Snake river salmon returns almost across the board in 2012. And in the case of sockeye and summer chinook, record runs are predicted. The 2010 sockeye return of nearly 388,000 adult fish was the largest on record since completion in 1938 of construction … Continue reading

Columbia River Fishery Managers Predict Strong Spring, Summer, Fall Chinook Returns For 2012

Columbia River Fishery Managers Predict Strong Spring, Summer, Fall Chinook Returns For 2012 Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 (PST) Columbia River fishery managers are predicting strong returns in 2012, including a forecast return to the mouth of the river of 314,200 adult spring chinook salmon. Such a return would … Continue reading

Oregon Elections Division Certifies Two Proposed Non-Indian Gill-Net Ban Initiative Titles

The Oregon Elections Division on Thursday released two “certified” initiative titles for proposals that would, if added to the Nov. 6 ballot and approved by voters, restrict and/or eliminate commercial fishing by non-tribal Oregon fishermen in the Columbia River and other “inland waters.” The certified ballot title for “Protect Our … Continue reading