Category Archives: Fish

Scientists Say Delta Tunnels Will Devastate Salmon

The ECOreport reposts news from California, National Marine Fisheries Service scientists say Delta Tunnels will devastate salmon

Originally Published on the Fish Sniffer & Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Governor Jerry Brown and administration officials claim that the California WaterFix, a controversial plan to build two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, is based on “science.” “The best scientific thinking says California needs the project,” Governor Brown told Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee editorial page editor in a interview in December of 2016.

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Poor Fishing Season on Sacramento & Klamath Rivers

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about anticipated poor Fishing season on Sacramento & Klamath Rivers 

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Recreational and commercial fishermen attending the annual salmon fishery information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 1 received grim news from state and federal biologists – they will see reduced salmon fishing opportunities in both the ocean and the Sacramento and Klamath River systems, due to low returns of spawning fish to the rivers last fall.

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Salmon Fishermen Praise California Environmental Defense Act

The ECOreport reposts news that salmon fishermen praise California Environmental Defense Act

Originally Published on the Daily KOS & Fish Sniffer

by Dan Bacher

Salmon fishermen joined environmentalists and other public trust advocates in praising the introduction of SB 49, the California Environmental Defense Act, in the California State Senate on February 23.

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Meeting Climate Targets Could Net Six Million Tons More Fish

The ECOreport reposts a story about climate action benefits, Meeting Climate Targets Could Net Six Million Tons More Fish

Originally Published on UBC News

If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new study published in Science.

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Chum Salmon Returning To Still Creek

The ECOreport reposts the story of a waterway’s restoration, Chum Salmon Returning To Still Creek

A compilation taken from the City of Vancouver & Rivers Institute at BCIT

By many estimates it has been nearly 80 years since salmon last made the journey from the Fraser River up the Brunette River and into Still Creek to spawn. For over 10 years, the Still Creek Enhancement Program has been working on rehabilitating and daylighting sections of one of Vancouver’s remaining visible streams. The hard work has paid off because,  for the fourth year in a row, chum salmon are returning to Still Creek.

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The First Salmon-Safe City

The ECOreport reposts news from Oregon, where Portland has become the first salmon-safe city

Press Release from Mayor Charles Hales

Mayor Charlie Hales today announced that the City of Portland has taken action across city operations to earn Salmon-Safe certification, making it the first city to achieve the third-party designation for its systematic approach to improving water quality and restoring salmon habitat. READ: the Salmon-Safe Certification Report

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Fish Species Adapting To Warmer Oceans

The ECOreport reposts a good cilmate change story, fish species adapting to warmer oceans

Originally Published on University of East Anglia News

Some fish species are adapting to survive environmental changes without significant genetic evolution, according to research from the University of East Anglia and Dalhousie University, Canada.

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Visiting Philips Arm Salmon Farm

The ECOreport’s experience: Visiting Philips Arm Salmon Farm

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmMy interest in British Columbia’s fish farms began with Alexandra Morton’s fim “Salmon Confidential Documentary” and you can find a distillation of her arguments, as well as other articles critical of this industry on this website. I recently became convined there is another side to this story that we haven’t been hearing. So at Marine Harvest Canada’s invitation, I went visiting Philips Arm Salmon Farm.
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Opening Upper South Santiam River For Spawning

The ECOreport reposts news of an Oregon project that is opening upper South Santiam River for spawning

Press Release from Oregon State University

NEWPORT, Ore. – For the past several years, technicians have been trucking spring Chinook salmon above Foster Dam in Sweet Home to see if they would spawn, and if their offspring could survive the passage over the dam and subsequent ocean migration to eventually return as adults some 3-5 years later.

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What’s Happening To Pacific Coast Salmon?

The ECOrepost publishes David Suzuki’s syndicated column entitled What’s Happening To Pacific Coast Salmon?

From The David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Salmon have been swimming in Pacific Northwest waters for at least seven million years, as indicated by fossils of large saber-tooth salmon found in the area. During that time, they’ve been a key species in intricate, interconnected coastal ecosystems, bringing nitrogen and other nutrients from the ocean and up streams and rivers to spawning grounds, feeding whales, bears and eagles and fertilizing the magnificent coastal rainforests along the way. For as long as people have lived in the area, salmon have been an important food source and have helped shape cultural identities.
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