Sockeye salmon http://www.kplu.org en U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus http://www.kplu.org/post/us-senate-approves-rapid-response-fish-killing-virus <p>Alarm over a potentially deadly salmon virus has reached the halls of Congress. The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment that calls for a rapid federal response. Last week, scientists in British Columbia announced they&#39;ve found the fish-killing virus in wild Pacific Salmon for the first time.</p><p>It&#39;s the second virus suspected in salmon deaths to be discovered this year.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:45:32 +0000 Colin Fogarty & Robin Cedar 2978 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus Update: Senator Cantwell calls for investigation into salmon virus http://www.kplu.org/post/update-senator-cantwell-calls-investigation-salmon-virus <p>Federal fisheries scientists plan to survey Pacific Northwest and Alaskan waters to determine if a harmful European fish virus has spread here.</p><p>And now, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and two senators from Alaska are calling for an investigation into the spread of the virus striking Canadian salmon.</p><p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:27:17 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 2936 at http://www.kplu.org Update: Senator Cantwell calls for investigation into salmon virus Idaho sockeye salmon count exceeds expectations http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-sockeye-salmon-count-exceeds-expectations <p>BOISE, Idaho &ndash; This year might not be a record year for Idaho&rsquo;s endangered sockeye salmon. But biologists with Idaho Fish and Game say the returning adult salmon count is already above expectations for the year. They get an idea of those numbers during the annual &ldquo;Sockeye Roundup.&rdquo;</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:01:36 +0000 Aaron Kunz 2655 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho sockeye salmon count exceeds expectations