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Panel: Tighten Rules On Gold Dredging

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd December Newsgold dredgingsalmon
An Oregon task force is recommending that gold dredging be banned on rivers running through private lands considered essential to the well-being of salmon. The Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/1yfNW0w) reports that on federal lands, the task force recommends gold miners be required to get a special permit after providing documentation that their operations would not harm wild salmon or their hRead More »

Sea Lions May Be Killing More Columbia Salmon Than Once Thought

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th November Newssalmonsea lions
Sea lions may be killing more returning salmon at the mouth of the Columbia River than previously thought. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council says preliminary research by NOAA Fisheries shows a steady increase in fish mortality over a five-year period that may be attributable to seals and sea lions. The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1u705lq ) a researcher presented Read More »

Agency To Release More Water For Klamath Salmon

A federal agency says it will release more cool, clean water into Northern California's Klamath River to prevent a repeat of a 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Regional Director David Murrillo said Friday the drought has produced low and warm water conditions very similar to those in 2002.Read More »

10-Thousand Hatchery Salmon Eggs Die Near Florence, Pollution May Be Cause

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th February Newspollutionsalmon
A hatchery program on the Oregon coast reports all of its salmon eggs are dead due to creek water contamination. Jack Armer, manager of the Florence Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program, said on Tuesday that all of the hatchery's 10,000 coho salmon eggs died in their trays earlier this month. Several dead fish and dead frogs were also found in the nearby creek. Armer saRead More »

California Farmers Sue Over Water Releases For Salmon

Farmers in California's San Joaquin Valley are suing the federal government over the planned release of water from a Northern California reservoir to prevent a salmon kill in the lower Klamath River. The suit alleges the release from the Trinity Reservoir would be unlawful and would further decrease the little water available to farmers for irrigation.Read More »

Klamath Tribes Get Share Of Record Salmon Run

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th October NewsKlamath tribessalmon
The Klamath Tribes are getting a share of the record run of chinook salmon coming into Northern California's Klamath River.Read More »

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