Poor Returns: The 2017 Salmon Season

Every year, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) publishes a report on the previous year’s salmon fisheries along the West Coast. The report details harvest totals and Read More…

A Winter-run Reboot in Battle Creek

Sometimes you don’t want to be listed in the “Top Ten,” especially when it comes to endangered species. A report published last year by NOAA Fisheries (2017) Read More…

Winter-Run Critical Habitat Conundrum

Just when you think you’ve got a species figured out, sometimes they show up where they’re “not supposed to be” and make you reconsider. This recently happened Read More…

An Underwhelming 2016 Salmon Season

Every year, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) publishes a report on the previous year’s salmon fisheries along the West Coast. The report details escapement, or the Read More…

New innovations from old engineering

In drought years, there is often little concern for flood control or California's levee system that was designed a century ago, but wildlife and fisheries biologists have Read More…

Seeing what lies below

Counting migratory fish, studying fish behavior, and visually assessing aquatic habitat can typically only occur in environments with clear and shallow water. In more turbid streams such Read More…