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Entries in fish in the news (486)


Drought threatens American River fish 

Endangered steelhead about to hatch in the American River could soon be killed by low flows and warm temperatures caused by the drought, a sign of the ongoing struggle over scarce water supplies.

LINK (via: The Sac Bee)

The prognosis is not good as California's snowpack is currenty sitting at 8% of average.


First Nation defends herring against DFO's stealth fishery, bad science

On the central coast of British Columbia, a coastal community is fighting for the survival of a species so important to the ecology and culture of the north Pacific that it is considered a foundation of the coast.

Watch this short video on the battle that the Heiltsuk First Nation are courageously waging against the Canadian government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the unsustainable corporate-owned kill-fishery. There is still hope that our coast will witness a return of the great herring runs, but it cannot happen while this indiscriminate industrial fishery is allowed to continue.



"All of a sudden it was just attached to me and it wasn't coming out" 

How exactly a man gets a three-foot long elephant fish stuck to him mystified rescuers on Monday.

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Trevally Tuesday - Panama Jack Edition

The recent capture on March 18 of a giant trevally off the Pacific coast of Panama is certain to stun fishery biologists and recreational fishermen alike.

Historically, GT have been limited to the western Pacific, found as far east only as Hawaii.

LINK (via: Sportfishing)


"This (empty) can may not be kicked down the road endlessly” 

Good news and bad news.

A federal judge has declined to limit the number of juvenile spring chinook salmon that state fish managers can release from a hatchery into the McKenzie River.

But U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Coffin ordered the state Department of Fish & Wildlife to set a deadline on when it will signficantly cut the number of McKenzie hatchery-bred fish that mingle and spawn with wild native salmon above Leaburg Dam.

LINK (via:The Register Guard)


British Columbia’s recreational fishery is worth as much to the provincial economy as commercial fishing, aquaculture and fish processing combined

From the North Coast Steelhead Alliance.

Here is the new draft IFMP for the north coast salmon. Check out the “New for 2015′ section on page 13 and Section 7.5 ‘Skeena River Decision Guidelines’ on page 75.