Wild Fish Conservation Organizations Intend to Sue Idaho for Unauthorized Steelhead Fishing

On October 9, 2018, The Conservation Angler and four other conservation groups sent notice to Idaho officials of our intent to file an ESA Take lawsuit to protect wild Snake River Steelhead. TCA along with Wild Fish Conservancy, Friends of the Clearwater, Snake River Waterkeeper and Idaho Rivers United sent notice to Idaho Governor Butch … Continue reading Wild Fish Conservation Organizations Intend to Sue Idaho for Unauthorized Steelhead Fishing

2018 Columbia River Summer – Fall Migration Update: September 30, 2018

In what may be a precedent-setting action on August 24th, Oregon and Washington "closed the Columbia to steelhead fishing" (their words) as the initially optimistic 2018 forecast for upriver summer steelhead of 182,400 summer steelhead was revised sharply down to 110,300 fish (a 40% reduction in the forecast), reduced again on August 28 to 96,500 … Continue reading 2018 Columbia River Summer – Fall Migration Update: September 30, 2018

Wild Pacific Salmon: A Threatened Legacy

The family Salmonidae has a long history. It may go back 100 million years. Forty million years ago the earliest confirmed Salmonidae, a fish resembling a modern grayling, left its bones in lake sediments in British Columbia. Fifteen million years ago a six-foot stream-dwelling salmon with large curved breeding teeth known as the sabre tooth … Continue reading Wild Pacific Salmon: A Threatened Legacy

Columbia River 2018 Wild Steelhead Migration Update

On August 3, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department (ODFW) to implementing protective angling regulations that provided a migratory sanctuary for wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and in the lower mile of the Deschutes River.  The Deschutes River plume creates a cold water refuge for … Continue reading Columbia River 2018 Wild Steelhead Migration Update

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Created Deschutes-Columbia River Cold Water Sanctuary Protecting Columbia River Salmon and Wild Steelhead

On August 3, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department (ODFW) to implementing protective angling regulations that provided a migratory sanctuary for wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and in the lower mile of the Deschutes River. The Deschutes River plume creates a cold water refuge for wild salmon and … Continue reading The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Created Deschutes-Columbia River Cold Water Sanctuary Protecting Columbia River Salmon and Wild Steelhead

The Conservation Angler Supports Commission Action Creating Deschutes-Columbia River Cold Water Sanctuary Protecting Columbia River Salmon and Wild Steelhead

The Conservation Angler, a wild fish conservation organization, applauds the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, and supports the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department (ODFW) in implementing protective angling regulations that will provide a migratory sanctuary for wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and the very lower mile of the Deschutes River. The Deschutes River plume creates … Continue reading The Conservation Angler Supports Commission Action Creating Deschutes-Columbia River Cold Water Sanctuary Protecting Columbia River Salmon and Wild Steelhead

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Created Deschutes-Columbia River Cold Water Sanctuary Protecting Columbia River Salmon and Wild Steelhead

On August 3, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department (ODFW) to implementing protective angling regulations that provided a migratory sanctuary for wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and in the lower mile of the Deschutes River.  The Deschutes River plume creates a cold water refuge for … Continue reading The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Created Deschutes-Columbia River Cold Water Sanctuary Protecting Columbia River Salmon and Wild Steelhead

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