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'FISH WARS' REIGNITE
Kuskokwim River villagers say they accepted early summer fishing restrictions that cost them a chance at treasured king salmon in order to boost the struggling run. But they are outraged over state-approved commercial openings over the past week, before upriver villagers have caught enough fish to store for winter.
– Alaska Dispatch News
B.C. pinks pressuring sockeye
Evidence mounts that the phenomenal and persistent abundance of pink salmon is putting real pressure on other Pacific salmon and even sea birds that share the same food resources.
– Vancouver Sun
Herring season's sunset
There's still fish in the water, but seiners are done harvesting herring in the Aleutian Islands.
– Pacific Fishing columnist Lauren Rosenthal, reporting for KUCB
'Unrestricted consumption' list expands
Alaska has expanded its fish testing data and released new fish consumption guidelines. The new guidelines increase the number of fish species on the "unrestricted consumption" list.
Are whales hindering herring?
While whales are not to blame for the decline of herring in places like Lynn Canal and Prince William Sound, they may be keeping depleted stocks down.
– Juneau Empire
The good fish
It turns out the wild salmon of Bristol Bay are one of the five least toxic fish to eat around the globe and thankfully will stay that way, thanks to the Obama administration. But what are the other four?
– KSPR 33
Pebble suit demands heads-up
The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine wants notification of any further action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would affect the project. The request is part of a lawsuit by the Pebble Limited Partnership and Alaska Peninsula Corp.
– Peninsula Clarion
CG handles vessel flooding, emergencies
Coast Guard crewmembers assisted the six-person crew of a fishing vessel taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning and conducted two medevacs in Southeast Alaska Sunday.
Eating the right fish
Fishermen can harvest more fish from healthy salmon runs, while affording greater protection to threatened runs in BC, if consumers eat more salmon from "stock-selective" fisheries.
– Fish Information Site
Mitigating impacts on the Columbia
Development of the Columbia River for power, commerce and agriculture has drastically impacted and reduced salmon habitat. But the fish have been taking thousands of acres back, much of it paid for by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).
– Daily Astorian