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  • Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Anglers Board Positions Open

    Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Anglers Board Positions Open

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations for four vacant positions on a citizen advisory group responsible for reviewing proposals to maintain and improve sportfishing opportunities for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries.

  • Silverado Fisheries Base trout and salmon being raised in the fire zones have survived

    Silverado Fisheries Base trout and salmon being raised in the fire zones have survived

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife We’re thankful for any piece of good news to emerge out of the Napa and Sonoma fires:

  • Oroville Hospital presents the 23rd annual  Oroville Salmon Festival

    Oroville Hospital presents the 23rd annual Oroville Salmon Festival

    Save the date, Saturday, September 23, 2017... more details coming soon!! Want to have a vending booth at the 23rd Annual Oroville Salmon Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 ?

  • California's Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Is Open

    California's Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Is Open

    The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened Monday, Sept. 18, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. Normally more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs are taken over the next two months in order to produce Chinook salmon for release next spring.

  • Escaped Salmon Located 150 Miles North of Collapsed Fish Farm

    Escaped Salmon Located 150 Miles North of Collapsed Fish Farm

    Officials say the non-native farmed fish have travelled further than expected in the month since the spill

  • Poor Outlook for Columbia River Salmon Says NOAA Studies

    Poor Outlook for Columbia River Salmon Says NOAA Studies

    Ocean conditions for salmon headed to sea this year are very poor, according to recent NOAA Fisheries research surveys, and have a high likelihood of depressing salmon returns to the Columbia River in the next few years.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project

    In anticipation of salmon spawning season this fall, we placed 5,000 cubic yards of gravel in key salmon spawning areas of the Feather River in Oroville near the Feather River Fish Hatchery. Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs. This project improves and increases the spawning habitat available to the salmon, in an effort to boost salmon population.

  • Salmon River Chinook Run Extinction a Possibility

    Salmon River Chinook Run Extinction a Possibility

    The population of spring-run Chinook salmon has ebbed to the point where fish advocates, Native Americans and environmentalists are warning near-term extinction is a real possibility.

  • Study Shows "Ecosystem Cascade" Affecting Salmon

    Study Shows "Ecosystem Cascade" Affecting Salmon

    Fisheries Ecology Division Interpreting relationships between species and their environments is crucial to inform ecosystem-based management (EBM), a priority for NOAA Fisheries. EBM recognizes the diverse interactions within an ecosystem — including human impacts — so NOAA Fisheries can consider resource tradeoffs that help protect and sustain productive ecosystems and the services they provide.

  • Salmon Fishery Now Open in Ocean Areas of Washington State

    Salmon Fishery Now Open in Ocean Areas of Washington State

    OLYMPIA – Sport anglers now have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast in most areas, with a season that began June 24.

  • Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy

    Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy

    Interesting how they are masking the controversial proposal under the guise of saving salmon and adjacent industries.

  • Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

    Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

    An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 fall-run Chinook salmon were killed early yesterday morning at the Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility due to a pump failure from a faulty wire. More than two million remaining salmon at the facility will be released over the next month as they reach an appropriate size.

  • Kokanee Salmon Seminar May 18 in Salt Lake City

    Kokanee Salmon Seminar May 18 in Salt Lake City

    Kokanee salmon are one of Utah's tastiest fish. And, if you can locate a school of them, get ready for some fast and furious fishing.

  • California's Ocean Salmon Fishery Partially Open

    California's Ocean Salmon Fishery Partially Open

    California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery north of Horse Mountain will remain closed for all of 2017 due to historically low numbers of Klamath River fall Chinook salmon.

  • Salmon Season to Open March 15

    Salmon Season to Open March 15

    The season for Chinook salmon in ocean waters from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. will open as scheduled for the period of March 15, 2017 through April 30, 2017. This season is open for all salmon except Coho Salmon, with a bag limit of two salmon per day, and minimum sizes of 24 inches total length for Chinook Salmon, and 20 inches total length for steelhead.

  • Juvenile Salmon Rescue from Hatchery Below Oroville

    Juvenile Salmon Rescue from Hatchery Below Oroville

    CDFW is trying to make the best out of a tough situation by evacuating juvenile salmon from the Feather River Hatchery (just downstream from the Oroville Dam).

  • CDFW Rescues Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery

    CDFW Rescues Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery

    CDFW is trying to make the best out of a tough situation by evacuating juvenile salmon from the Feather River Hatchery (just downstream from the Oroville Dam).

  • California: Hatchery Workers Save Trout, Salmon

    California: Hatchery Workers Save Trout, Salmon

    Following recent heavy rains, workers at the Nimbus and American River hatcheries labored around the clock to prevent massive debris loads from clogging the main water supply for below Nimbus Dam. Their intense efforts to clean intake structures and adjust water flows during battering winds and rains saved millions of eggs and young fish over the 11-day ordeal.

  • Salmon Caught in US Reported to Be Infected With Tapeworm

    Salmon Caught in US Reported to Be Infected With Tapeworm

    A Japanese tapeworm has infected salmon that was caught off the North Alaskan coast, a new study published by the Center for Disease Control revealed.