northwest salmon http://www.kplu.org en For First Time In 20 Years, Wenatchee River Open For Spring Chinook Fishing http://www.kplu.org/post/first-time-20-years-wenatchee-river-open-spring-chinook-fishing <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153556109&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>For the first time in 20 years, the Wenatchee River in eastern Washington has opened for spring Chinook salmon fishing.</p><p>Wildlife officials say it’s a sign of successful management of the hatcheries program.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:18:38 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17033 at http://www.kplu.org For First Time In 20 Years, Wenatchee River Open For Spring Chinook Fishing Tribes Optimistic About Returning Salmon To Upper Columbia Basin http://www.kplu.org/post/tribes-optimistic-about-returning-salmon-upper-columbia-basin <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146442955&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hydropower dams built without fish ladders have blocked migratory fish from the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake Rivers for decades. Tribal leaders from across the region gathered this week in Portland to strategize how to return salmon to their full historic range.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:59:37 +0000 Tom Banse 16275 at http://www.kplu.org Tribes Optimistic About Returning Salmon To Upper Columbia Basin First Nuisance Sea Lions Of 2014 Killed At Bonneville Dam http://www.kplu.org/post/first-nuisance-sea-lions-2014-killed-bonneville-dam <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">State wildlife officers trapped and killed six salmon-chomping sea lions at </span>Bonneville<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;"> Dam earlier this week.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">It's part of a renewed campaign against nuisance predators who follow the spring salmon run.</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:49:31 +0000 Tom Banse 16151 at http://www.kplu.org First Nuisance Sea Lions Of 2014 Killed At Bonneville Dam Wild Fish In Gene Banks, Hatchery Fish In Elwha — Why The Two-Headed Strategy? http://www.kplu.org/post/wild-fish-gene-banks-hatchery-fish-elwha-why-two-headed-strategy <p>Washington state has banned hatchery-raised steelhead from three tributaries of the Upper Columbia River basin. The aim of these <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/protect-steelhead-state-bans-hatchery-fish-designated-wild-gene-banks">so-called "gene banks"</a>&nbsp;is to maintain strongholds for wild fish, and the state plans to designate additional gene banks in the future.</p><p>So why were the state and federal governments back in court this week, defending the decision to place a new hatchery on the Elwha River as part of the dam removal process?</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:24:02 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14827 at http://www.kplu.org Wild Fish In Gene Banks, Hatchery Fish In Elwha — Why The Two-Headed Strategy? Yakamas celebrate sockeye return to Cle Elum Lake http://www.kplu.org/post/yakamas-celebrate-sockeye-return-cle-elum-lake <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The </span>Yakama<span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;"> Nation is celebrating the return of sockeye salmon into a lake on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains where they were eliminated decades ago.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Biologists released 1,000 fish into Cle Elum Lake in Central Washington in summer 2009, and those fish swam up the Cle Elum River that fall to spawn.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:38:01 +0000 The Associated Press 9298 at http://www.kplu.org State attorney general appeals culvert ruling http://www.kplu.org/post/state-attorney-general-appeals-culvert-ruling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is appealing a federal ruling ordering the state to fix culverts that block salmon passages.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Ferguson says that the state on Tuesday filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the March 29 U.S. District Court ruling by Judge Ricardo S. Martinez.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:27:18 +0000 The Associated Press 8909 at http://www.kplu.org State attorney general appeals culvert ruling East Coast author defending salmon, speaking out against Alaska's Pebble Mine http://www.kplu.org/post/east-coast-author-defending-salmon-speaking-out-against-alaskas-pebble-mine <p>The future of food is a subject writer Paul Greenberg has explored extensively in his NYTimes bestselling book, called <a href="http://www.fourfish.org/"><em>Four Fish</em></a>. It’s also something that interests him deeply as a lifelong fisherman. He grew up in Connecticut, where he discovered this passion as a youngster.</p><p>KPLU’s Bellamy Pailthorp invited him into our studios for an interview about his last book, as well as a new one he's been researching in the Pacific Northwest. (You can hear the interview by clicking on the "Listen" icon above. )</p><p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:59:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6558 at http://www.kplu.org East Coast author defending salmon, speaking out against Alaska's Pebble Mine Salmon are returning and you can get a close-up at Piper's Creek http://www.kplu.org/post/salmon-are-returning-and-you-can-get-close-pipers-creek <p>Salmon spawning is at its peak this time of year and it&rsquo;s possible to go to local creeks and culverts to watch the salmon, up close and personal.&nbsp;</p><p>Now through early December is prime time to get a good look at chum salmon as they return for spawning around the Puget Sound. And, Piper&rsquo;s Creek in Carkeek Park is one of the best places in town to see these big fish swimming in a natural environment. They can be so close you might catch a little splash.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Monica Spain 3220 at http://www.kplu.org Salmon are returning and you can get a close-up at Piper's Creek 'Save Bristol Bay Road Show' to highlight risk to jobs in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/save-bristol-bay-road-show-highlight-risk-jobs-seattle <p>It&rsquo;s thousands of miles away, but supporters of a campaign to stop a controversial mine proposal in Alaska say it would harm more than just the pristine ecosystem where it&rsquo;s located.</p><p>They&rsquo;re launching a &ldquo;<a href="http://www.savebristolbay.org/roadshow">Save Bristol Bay Road Show</a>&rdquo; in Seattle tonight, claiming the city&rsquo;s fishing industry could lose thousands of jobs if the mine is built.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2906 at http://www.kplu.org 'Save Bristol Bay Road Show' to highlight risk to jobs in Seattle More than fish depending on Skagit Valley estuary restoration http://www.kplu.org/post/more-fish-depending-skagit-valley-estuary-restoration <p>The Skagit River Valley is home to farmland that brings us everything from tulips to potatoes and berries. But the river that makes such rich soil possible is also home to all five native species of Pacific salmon &ndash; including threatened Chinook.</p><p>Efforts to restore fish habitat have sparked bitter battles in the past. Now, hopes are high as work wraps up on <a href="http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/washington/explore/fisher-slough-how-it-all-got-started.xml">a project in the Skagit River Delta</a> that has support from advocates for fish and farmers alike.</p><p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:40:10 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2900 at http://www.kplu.org More than fish depending on Skagit Valley estuary restoration Grant will expand use of ‘sensor fish’ in dams http://www.kplu.org/post/grant-will-expand-use-%E2%80%98sensor-fish%E2%80%99-dams <p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash; As salmon wind their way through dams on the Columbia River, a small percentage ultimately end up passing through turbines. A project that helps fish move more safely through turbines recently received a grant to expand its scope.</p><p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:59:32 +0000 Courtney Flatt 2621 at http://www.kplu.org Grant will expand use of ‘sensor fish’ in dams Returning the bones: Darren Blaney, keeping faith with tradition http://www.kplu.org/post/returning-bones-darren-blaney-keeping-faith-tradition <p><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">The northern tip of the Salish Sea is the place where the Campbell River on Vancouver Island empties into Georgia Strait.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">In the final segment in our series &ldquo;Reflections on the Water,&rdquo; KPLU environment reporter Liam Moriarty talks with Darren Blaney, a wood carver and former chief of the Homalco First Nation, which is based in Campbell River.</span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><a href="http://salishreflections.wordpress.com/">Read more</a>&nbsp;...</p><p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:29:45 +0000 Liam Moriarty 839 at http://www.kplu.org Returning the bones: Darren Blaney, keeping faith with tradition Obama's salmon quip: Is salmon management a joke? http://www.kplu.org/post/obamas-salmon-quip-salmon-management-joke <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948394.mp3</p><p>In President Obama’s State of the Union speech, he got the biggest laugh of the night when – to illustrate the need to simplify government – he made a crack about salmon management.</p><blockquote><p>"The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they're in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they're in saltwater ... I hear it gets even more complicated once they're smoked."</p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:06:53 +0000 Liam Moriarty 653 at http://www.kplu.org Obama's salmon quip: Is salmon management a joke?