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Maine salmon advocacy group gets grant to improve hatchery

Nov. 29, 2021 04:12 AM EST

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A salmon advocacy group in rural Maine is getting help from the federal government to make improvements to a fish hatchery and office building. The Downeast Salmon Federation operates the facility in East Machias. The group advocates for...

No construction on proposed salmon farm despite greenlight

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A proposed salmon farm located at the site of the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport has not started construction despite receiving the necessary permits two years ago. A spokesperson for the company, Whole Oceans — which proposed the...

Review coming of effects of Maine dams on rare salmon

Nov. 24, 2021 15:06 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators will perform an environmental review of the effects of four Maine dams on endangered salmon in a win for conservationists in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the review on Tuesday, the Portland Press...

Russian River campground, road to close for improvement work

Nov. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A popular Kenai Peninsula recreation spot near Cooper Landing will be closed for nearly a year to partially rebuild a road and reinforce parts of the hillside along the Kenai River, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The...

Town backs moratorium on fish farm near Acadia National Park

Nov. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EST

GOULDSBORO, Maine (AP) — Residents of a Maine town that could be the site of a large salmon aquaculture operation have voted in favor of a moratorium on large-scale fish farms. Gouldsboro held a special town meeting on the subject on Nov. 15 and residents overwhelmingly...

Feds pledge $2.7M in funds for Klamath Basin salmon recovery

Nov. 15, 2021 15:58 PM EST

KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced $2.7 million in funding for projects aimed at helping coho salmon in the Klamath River basin. The species is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and has seen its numbers dwindle amid...

Project to improve central Maine fish passage completed

Nov. 05, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A road project that conservationists hope will improve fish passage in central Maine has been completed. The project is a road-stream crossing replacement in Farmington, near the border with Temple. It was completed in late October. The Atlantic...

Judge orders stay in case seeking to remove Snake River dams

Oct. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay in litigation seeking to save endangered salmon runs on the Columbia and Snake rivers. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland, Oregon, granted a request by both sides in the lawsuit seeking the stay...

Climate change disrupting natural cycles at drier Lake Tahoe

Oct. 22, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Drought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River, an historically cyclical event that’s occurring sooner and more often than it used to — raising fears about what might be in store for the...

Parties in federal salmon lawsuit seek pause in litigation

Oct. 21, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fishing and conservation groups on Thursday joined with the state of Oregon, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Biden administration to seek a pause in litigation challenging the latest federal plan for hydropower operations on the Snake and Columbia rivers in an effort to...