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Spinning Science: Klamath Dam Removal Major Step in Restoring Chinook not a $1.4 Billion Gamble

In 2020, four dams obstructing the Klamath River in northern California may finally reach their demise.  For many decades, salmon have not been able to reach the upper portions of the river, and the dams have created an unhealthy environment responsible for massive fish kills and closed commercial salmon fishing along the California and Oregon […]

June 27th

Will There Be a 2010 Salmon Fishing Season on the West Coast?

West Coast families, tribes, and communities that rely on salmon fishing for their sustenance, once again are faced with bleak options for the 2010 salmon, although the outlook is improved over the 2009 season, especially for sport fisherman. Beleageured by previous poor runs on the Klamath and Sacramento Rivers, commercial salmon season could be closed […]

April 14th

California Judge Orders Suction Dredge Mining Moratorium

In advance of Governor Schwarzenegger’s decision on California’s SB 670, which would place a moratorium on new permits for suction dredge mining to protect salmon, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch issued an injunction establishing such a moratorium.   The injunction ordered the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to stop spending general funds to […]

July 31st

Pacific Salmon Treaty Threatened by Poor King Salmon Runs

In 1985, Canada and the United States signed the Pacific Salmon Treaty.  This treaty was established “for the conservation, rational management, and optimum production of Pacific Salmon”.  It provided for both countries to set limits, share information, and improve habitat.  One key disagreement the treaty sought to resolve was the “overharvest by one country of […]

July 12th