Bass Predation Primary Reason For Struggling Wild Chinook In Oregon River, ODFW Allowing Spearfishing To Remove The Invasive Fish

July 4th, 2024

Spearfishing for bass is allowed on southwest Oregon’s Coquille River through Oct. 31. Spears, spear guns and angling with bait to take smallmouth bass is allowed, and there are no harvest size or limits.

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Southern Resident Killer Whales In Poor Condition, ‘Vulnerable’; WDFW Asks All Boaters To Give Struggling, ESA-Listed Orcas Space

July 4th, 2024

For the fourth year in a row, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued an emergency rule requiring commercial whale-watching vessels to stay at least one-half nautical mile away from vulnerable Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) this summer.

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Canada Says Will Ban British Columbia Open Net-Pen Salmon Aquaculture By 2029, Developing Transition Plan For ‘Closed Containment’

June 21st, 2024

Aimed at protecting wild Pacific salmon, Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced this week that the Canadian Government will ban open net-pen salmon aquaculture in British Columbia coastal waters by June 30, 2029.

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States Reopen Spring Chinook Fishing Below Bonneville Dam, Still Closed Above; Allow 12 Hours Commercial Gillnetting On Mainstem

May 17th, 2024

Recreational anglers will return to the Columbia River to fish for spring Chinook salmon beginning today, May 17, for a total of 10 additional fishing days through June 15, but only downstream of Bonneville Dam.

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Bering Sea Salmon: NOAA Denies Request For Emergency Action To End Chinook Bycatch In Pollock Fishery, Did Not Meet Criteria

May 3rd, 2024

NOAA Fisheries denied a request by Alaskan Native communities for an emergency action requiring that no Chinook salmon be caught in the Bering Sea pollock fishery – a proposal that would basically cap the bycatch at zero and limit or close the largest fishery in the United States.

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