Lamzov Scholarship and Prize Program Recipients

The Conservation Angler is delighted to report two recipients under our Lamzov Scholarship & Prize program: Ekaterina Ambrasovskaya: Lamzov four-year academic scholarship ($1,000/annually). Ekaterina will attend Novosibirsk State University and pursue a natural resource degree in environmental science Anastasia Golikova: Lamzov Academic Achievement prize of $500 The recipients were selected by the Lamzov Scholarship & … Continue reading Lamzov Scholarship and Prize Program Recipients

2018 wild salmon and steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake are better than last year, but not by much

by David Moskowitz Flawed Public Process  The Columbia River Compact is a federally-created bi-state agreement that allows and requires that Oregon and Washington work together to manage anadromous fish harvest in the river bordering these states. The Compact holds public in-person and telephone conference to accomplish their regulatory requirements.  The Compact held a hearing on … Continue reading 2018 wild salmon and steelhead returns to the Columbia and Snake are better than last year, but not by much

Pink Salmon induce a trophic cascade in plankton populations in the southern Bering Sea and around the Aleutian Islands

 Abstract We examined the hypothesis of top-down (predator) control of plankton populations around the Aleutian Islands and in the southern Bering Sea using a 15 year time series (2000–2014) of plankton populations sampled during summer by Continuous Plankton Recorders. Our analyses reveal opposing biennial patterns in abundances of large phytoplankton and copepods. This pattern is … Continue reading Pink Salmon induce a trophic cascade in plankton populations in the southern Bering Sea and around the Aleutian Islands

Remembering Nathaniel Reed, Atlantic Salmon Conservationist and Angler, and Co-author of U.S. Endangered Species Act

by Pete Soverel I am profoundly sorry to share with you the sad news of Nathaniel P. Reed’s death. On July 3, 2018, while fishing the Grand Cascapedia, he tripped, fell and hit his head, causing a life-threatening injury. Although promptly transported to Quebec City hospital where he in spite of excellent care, he died … Continue reading Remembering Nathaniel Reed, Atlantic Salmon Conservationist and Angler, and Co-author of U.S. Endangered Species Act

Cold Water Refugia: A Conservation Measure That’s Time Is Now

For the fourth time in two years, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission discussed the need to establish wild fish sanctuaries in and around known and identifiable “cold water refugia.” The Conservation Angler has prioritized creation and adoption of conservation rules protecting wild salmon and steelhead that use these areas of cooler water as they … Continue reading Cold Water Refugia: A Conservation Measure That’s Time Is Now

Columbia and Willamette River Marine Mammal Predation Issues – Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Report and Comment

California sea lions (CSL; Zalophus californianus) and Steller sea lions (SSL; Eumetopias jubatus) aggregate at the base of Bonneville Dam, where they feed on Pacific salmon and steelhead (Oncorhynchus spp.) which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. As directed by a Biological Opinion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been monitoring the seasonal … Continue reading Columbia and Willamette River Marine Mammal Predation Issues – Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Report and Comment

Will Idaho’s lame-duck​ governor extend his reach?

A decade ago, Idaho agreed to back the federal government's fish recovery efforts along the lower Snake River. Idaho was hardly the only party to sign the so-called fish accords. Along with the states of Washington and Montana as well as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated tribes of the Warm … Continue reading Will Idaho’s lame-duck​ governor extend his reach?

Science and Conservation Report Four

Fish Culture - Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Samuel Wilmot who initiated fish culture in Canada, wrote in 1870: “A repetition of this process (planting artificially hatched salmon in streams emptying into Lake Ontario) for a few years, aided by judicious enactments for their preservation and protection, would undoubtedly soon replenish and restock the waters of … Continue reading Science and Conservation Report Four