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Maine dam owner to make changes to try to save salmon

May. 02, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of hydroelectric dams in Maine said Monday it's going to make changes to some of its operations to try to help save the final remaining wild Atlantic salmon in the United States. The country's last wild populations of the fish are found in a few...

Wildlife officials warn of invasive frogs in Washington

Apr. 28, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — An invasive species is consuming and competing with native species in western Washington, including salmon. Scientists have spotted African clawed frogs in Issaquah, Lacey and Bothell, KING5 reported. The frogs were initially brought into the United States...

Japan, Russia settle salmon quota amid tensions over Ukraine

Apr. 23, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Russia have reached an agreement over Tokyo’s annual catch quota for Russian-born salmon and trout, the Japanese Fisheries Agency said Saturday, despite delays and chilled relations between the two sides amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The agreement on...

State rejects application for salmon farm in Frenchman Bay

Apr. 21, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

GOULDSBORO, Maine (AP) — A state agency has terminated an application for a large aquaculture operation opposed by lobstermen in Frenchman Bay. American Aquafarms, which was notified of the decision Tuesday, proposed a pair of 60-acre, 15-pen sites that together could produce 66...

Oregon tribe opposes water release for farmers

Apr. 19, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Oregon said Tuesday it is assessing its legal options after learning the U.S. government plans to release water from a federally operated reservoir to downstream farmers along the Oregon-California border amid a historic drought. ...

Putin’s Pollock: US seafood imports fuel Russian war machine

Apr. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. ban on seafood imports from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine was supposed to sap billions of dollars from Vladimir Putin’s war machine. But shortcomings in import regulations mean that Russian-caught pollock, salmon and crab are likely to enter the U.S....

Putin’s Pollock: US seafood imports fuel Russian war machine

Apr. 15, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. ban on seafood imports from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine was supposed to sap billions of dollars from Vladimir Putin’s war machine. But shortcomings in import regulations mean that Russian-caught pollock, salmon and crab are likely to enter the U.S....

Farms, fish on dry California-Oregon border see scant water

Apr. 11, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Farms that rely on irrigation from a depleted, federally managed lake on the California-Oregon border, along with a Native American tribe fighting to protect fragile salmon, will both receive extremely limited amounts of water this summer as a historic drought and record-low...

Ecology fines Skagit Valley Farm over illegal irrigating

Apr. 06, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Ecology has fined Skagit Valley Farm $267,000 for irrigating 348 acres without having water rights. The crops unlawfully irrigated in 2021 were in the lower Skagit and Samish watersheds, according to a news release from...

Wildlife refuge to reopen after $31M restoration project

Apr. 05, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — The largest habitat restoration project along the lower Columbia River is coming to a close this spring. The Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, east of Washougal in Clark County, is slated to reopen May 1 after almost two years of being...