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The cull begins: Corps shoots cormorants to save salmon
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The cull begins: Corps shoots cormorants to save salmon
The island is the biggest double-crested cormorant nesting site in North America, and some of the salmon are protected species.

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Shellfish toxin levels drop in Willapa Bay
Shellfish toxin levels drop in Willapa Bay
The Washington Department of Health closed all recreational shellfish harvesting in Willapa Bay May 15 after detecting rising levels of domoic acid.
Green light! Senate gives fish commish go-ahead to Buckmaster by 18-12 vote
Green light! Senate gives fish commish go-ahead to Buckmaster by 18-12 vote
The Oregon Senate has confirmed the appointment of two controversial appointees to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission despite opposition.
Razor clamming closure extended to entire Oregon Coast
Razor clamming closure extended to entire Oregon Coast
The entire Oregon Coast is closed to razor clamming, agencies announced today.
Crab industry applauds move toward permanent tristate pact
Crab industry applauds move toward permanent tristate pact
In 2013, across the West Coast, fishermen landed more than $87.4 million pounds of crab valued at $252 million.
Shellfish harvest closures ordered along Oregon coast due to marine toxins
Shellfish harvest closures ordered along Oregon coast due to marine toxins
ODFW closes shellfish harvesting.
Call of the wild: Coho salmon get ready to leave net pens for the ocean
Call of the wild: Coho salmon get ready to leave net pens for the ocean
442,000 coho salmon will be released from net pens near Toungue Point will be released into the Columbia River Wednesday.
Shrimp spray goes away; oyster farming in disarray
Shrimp spray goes away; oyster farming in disarray
Application withdrawn for controlling burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor
Oregon, Washington extend spring chinook seasons again
Chinook season will reopen for one day on Saturday and again from May 16 through June 15 on the lower Columbia, from Tongue Point upstream to Bonneville Dam.
Environmentalists threaten to sue over salmon recovery plan
Environmentalists threaten to sue over salmon recovery plan
The Oregon coast coho has been protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act since 2008.
Spring chinook fishery reopens this weekend on lower Columbia
Spring chinook fishery reopens this weekend on lower Columbia
High counts of spring chinook passing Bonneville Dam over the past week allowed the two states to reopen the fishery for at least two more days,
Lower Columbia select-area gillnetting delayed a week
Oregon and Washington fishery managers this week delayed commercial gillnet fishing in select areas by one week until more is known about the size of this year’s spring Chinook run.
Buckmaster appointed to Fish and Wildlife Commission
Buckmaster appointed to Fish and Wildlife Commission
Long-vacant commission seat filled by former salmon feed business owner.
Federal fisheries regulators halt West Coast sardine season
Federal fisheries regulators halt West Coast sardine season
The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to direct NOAA Fisheries Service to halt the current season as early as possible, affecting about 100 fishing boats with sardine permits, though far fewer are actively fishing at the moment.
Razor Clam Society befriends coast’s favorite bivalve
Razor Clam Society befriends coast’s favorite bivalve
Razor Clam Society will promote all things "clammy" and advocate for popular beach activity