Fishermen have raised antitrust issues
A judge rejected government’s latest plan for offsetting the damage that dams in the Columbia
The decision to end the season here while it continues elsewhere on the Washington coast until at le
New federal research indicates numbers of the small, silvery, schooling fish have plummeted further
Four years of bruising drought in the West has strained inland rivers where salmon spawn, putting the fish in sharp decline.
Closed from the Columbia River South Jetty south to Cascade Head
The closure includes fishing for salmon, steelhead and shad in the 145-mile section of the Columbia River downstream from Bonneville Dam.
The landmark deals also protect farmers and ranchers from rising power and water prices as the various interests work to end long-running water wars in the drought-stricken Klamath River basin.
The goal is to reduce double-crested cormorant feeding on protected juvenile salmon migrating through the Lower Columbia River estuary