Struggling orcas heavily rely on urban chinook from Seattle-area rivers, new analysis shows

Washington's response to this problem is to increase chinook hatchery production in Puget Sound - exactly one of the major factors that has led to decline of Puget Sound chinook. The immediate solution is to reduce ocean and marine harvest of chinook in the commercial and sport fisheries. Read the full story from The Seattle Times. … Continue reading Struggling orcas heavily rely on urban chinook from Seattle-area rivers, new analysis shows

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