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Program aims to rehabilitate repeat steelhead spawners

Nov. 8, 2019 5:40 PM EST

ILLIA, Wash. (AP) — The Nez Perce Tribe and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission released 37 wild steelhead into the Snake River below Lower Granite Dam in hopes of boosting the number of spawning steelhead. The Lewiston Tribune reports the fish, known as kelts, were previously captured at the dam...

Company seeks to farm steelhead after Atlantic salmon escape

Nov. 3, 2019 9:05 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Last month, a net pen used for fish farming and operated by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific began to dip below the surface off Bainbridge Island. A hole in a pontoon left the structure's southeast corner partially submerged. Repairs were eventually made. But now as Cooke seeks to farm steelhead...

Oyster growers abandon push to use controversial insecticide

Oct. 21, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Wash. (AP) — A southwest Washington oyster growers association has abandoned a drive to use a controversial insecticide that combats burrowing shrimp, a creature that can make tidelands unfit for shellfish farming. The Seattle Times reports that in a settlement reached last week, the Willapa...

Hatchery investigated after hidden camera shows salmon abuse

Oct. 8, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

BINGHAM, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are investigating an aquaculture hatchery in the wake of an undercover group's allegation of improper treatment of fish at the facility. Compassion Over Killing, a Washington, D.C.-based animal welfare group, has released hidden-camera footage that shows workers at the...