California sea otter, Monterey Bay, California

Salmon season opens; fishermen warned about otters

MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — As the recreational salmon fishing season opens Saturday, marine conservationists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are warning boaters to look out for California sea otters when they head out to […]


Feb. 4, 2014: At a hatchery in Parkdale, Ore., a hatchery worker measures and weighs salmon as part of a study to track their growth. Studies have shown artificial breeding makes for weaker fish and can harm wild populations, and critics hope recent lawsuits on the west coast can reform how hatcheries work. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

PARKDALE, Ore. (AP) — People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric […]


Rice field workers. (Photo: California Conservation)

Farmers, researchers fatten fish in rice fields

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — After decades of watching California wetlands disappear as they were filled in for farming, conservation groups say they’re having success reversing some of the negative impacts on the sensitive salmon populations.


King Salmon

Salmon release is step in Calif. river restoration

Biologists are hoping that two Chinook salmon released into the San Joaquin River will make their way to historic spawning areas near the Friant Dam.


MUST SEE VIDEO: Salmon swimming upstream on road

Salmon are seen swimming upstream on a road near Seattle, Washington. Then, a dog comes along …



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