River flows increase on Trinity and Lower Klamath Rivers to help…

Daily Kos — River flows are increasing on the Trinity and Lower Klamath Rivers to help spring-run  Chinook salmon survive during this year’s unprecedented drought, according to a Yurok Tribe press release. “Originating from Lewiston Dam, the 3-day pulse flow is intended to reduce river temperatures in the Lower Trinity River where adult spring-run Chinook salmon are holding in Read More…

Kuskokwim Fishermen Appeal To Gov. Dunleavy To Investigate Commercial…

KYUK — Kuskokwim River fishermen want information on how commercial bycatch could be affecting Kuskokwim subsistence salmon runs, and they’re asking Gov. Dunleavy for help. The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group is a group of local subsistence fishermen who advise state fishery managers. On July 28, the group unanimously voted to send a letter to the governor asking him to Read More…

Tiny desert fish at risk of extinction in Death Valley area,…

Desert Sun — The Center for Biological Diversity on Friday announced it has filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to seek Endangered Species Act protection for three populations of speckled dace, a minnow-like species that evolved to live in dry areas. The fish is threatened by excessive groundwater pumping for farms and residential development and geothermal Read More…

Record spring salmon run on Butte Creek turns into disaster as most…

Red Green and Blue — A record run of over 18,000 spring Chinook has returned to Butte Creek, a Sacramento River tributary, the second largest since 20,000 fish ascended the creek in 1998, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Alan Harthorn of Friends of Butte Creek estimates the size of this year’s run to be even larger, 25,000 fish. Yet this has all Read More…

Scientists researching strange appearance of Arctic salmon asking…

CBC News — Scientists looking at salmon found in Arctic waters are still asking northern harvesters and fishers to submit any unusual catches in exchange for compensation. It's part of the Arctic Salmon Project, which is a collaborative effort involving Fisheries and Oceans Canada, scientists from the South and local hunters and trappers organizations. The idea of the project, Read More…

Coleman National Fish Hatchery preserving the Chinook salmon…

KRCR — Hot temperatures and extreme drought conditions are causing the young salmon populations to die in the Sacramento River. But thanks to a local fish hatchery, there may be some hope, in the coming months. Project Leader at Coleman National Fish Hatchery said a slight change in water temperature and weather affects everything they do from tagging, releasing, and spawning. To Read More…

Friends of Bowker Creek to plant 30,000 salmon eggs in Oak Bay section

Vancouver Island Free Daily — Bowker Creek will flash a bit of colour next year when a local restoration group plants 30,000 salmon eggs. The Friends of Bowker Creek Society has received approval from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to place thousands of chum salmon eggs in Bowker Creek in February 2022. Society director Gerald Harris recently met with fisheries staff and representatives Read More…

Monterey Bay and parts of Big Sur added to expanded killer whale…

Santa Cruz Sentinel — The federal government Monday expanded its critical habitat area for the endangered southern killer whale population that now includes all of Monterey Bay and a portion of the waters off the Big Sur coast. The new critical habitat designation also added a large portion of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary down to Point Sur, about 25 miles south of Monterey. Read More…

Blockchain Technology Could Be The Answer To Sustainable Fishing…

Irish Tech News — If you consider the ocean to be an endless source of untouched and undiscovered riches, this is your wake-up call. One in four fish stocks are overfished, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. A recent study found that, by 2030, more than half of the fish species will either have all their stocks collapsed or depleted. Some parts of the world Read More…

Recent monsoon rain helps improve Arizona drought conditions

KGUN — Our recent stretch of wet weather has brought even more drought improvement around the state, although there’s still a long way to go. The U.S Drought Monitor released the latest drought update on Thursday and it shows that Arizona has seen further drought improvement thanks to last week’s monsoon storms. While 99% of Arizona is still experiencing some level of drought, the Read More…