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High Flows, Cool Temperatures Throw Northwest Salmon Forecast For A Loop

Daily Astorian | May 13, 2017 12:03 p.m.

Oregon fishery managers say abnormal water conditions this spring have flung them, and their ability to predict what will happen next, into new territory.

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Researchers Seek Better Ways To Farm Popular Pacific Fish

AP | May 7, 2017 9:21 a.m. | Port Orchard, Wahsington

At a federal marine research station near Seattle, scientists are studying sablefish genetics and investigating ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially grow the fish.

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Washington Beaches Open For Razor Clam Season

OPB | April 12, 2017 1:49 p.m.

Local razor clams are headed for Oregon and Washington tables soon. The season has been closed all year along the coast due to high levels of the naturally occurring neurotoxin domoic acid. 

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Fishery Managers Close 200 Miles Of West Coast To Salmon Fishing

OPB/EarthFix | April 11, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Fishery managers voted Tuesday to close ocean salmon seasons along about 200 miles of the coastline from southern Oregon to northern California.

Politics | Communities | Land use | Fish & Wildlife | Recreation | Environment

Hunters And Anglers Cross Political Lines To Fight For Public Lands

OPB/EarthFix | March 16, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Hunting and fishing groups are standing shoulder to shoulder with environmentalists to fight back against what they see as threats to public lands.

Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean | Environment

Ocean Salmon Fishery Closures Proposed To Protect Klamath River Fish

OPB/EarthFix | March 13, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The West Coast is on track for a meager and potentially disastrous salmon season, with severe cutbacks proposed for fisheries from the central Oregon coast down into northern California.

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Dungeness Crabbers' Strike Extends Along West Coast

AP | Jan. 4, 2017 6:53 a.m. | Seattle

Dungeness crab could be harder to come by if hundreds of fishing boats remain tied up at docks from California to Washington state by a dispute between crabbers and seafood processors over the price of the sought-after crustaceans.

Water | Environment | Sustainability

At Lyle Falls, Tribal Fishermen Carry On A Longstanding Tradition

OPB | Dec. 18, 2016 6 a.m. | Lyle, Washington

At Lyle Falls, Washington’s Klickitat River rushes toward the Columbia River Gorge. It’s one of a few places where members of the Yakama Tribe still fish from scaffolds using dip nets.

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News Roundtable | The Fish Market

OPB | Dec. 16, 2016 noon

We look at some of the biggest stories of the week, and we learn about how much of the US fish market has been privatized.

Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Sustainability

White House Honors Oregon Man For Helping Make Fishing More Sustainable

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 7, 2016 6:50 a.m.

The White House is honoring Oregon trawl fisherman Brad Pettinger  for his environmental leadership.

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10 Years Ago, Oregon DFW Poisoned Diamond Lake

AP | Oct. 1, 2016 9:51 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

The agency wasn't acting out of pure evil, however, but as a way to eradicate the invasive species that had been destroying the lake's ecosystem, the tui chub fish.

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Washington Resumes Hunting And Fishing License Sales

AP | Aug. 27, 2016 2:24 p.m. | Seattle

Hunting and fishing licenses are on sale again in Washington state, after someone hacked or attempted to hack into an outside vendor's system.

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Oregon Hunting And Fishing License Info May Have Been Hacked

Medford Mail Tribune | Aug. 25, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Oregon has suspended internet sales of hunting and fishing licenses indefinitely while it investigates an apparent security breach in the private vendor used to sell licenses online.

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Washington Fishing, Hunting License Sales Suspended After Cyber Breach

Northwest News Network | Aug. 24, 2016 5:31 p.m.

The sale of all hunting and fishing licenses in Washington state has been temporarily suspended because of a cybersecurity breach.

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Port Of Astoria Closes Fish Cleaning Stations

Daily Astorian | Aug. 4, 2016 11:33 a.m.

No more fish cleaning at the Port of Astoria. The Port is shutting down cleaning stations at the West and East mooring basins starting today because of environmental concerns.

Fish & Wildlife | Water | Environment

Federal Appeals Court Says Washington Must Repair Salmon-Blocking Culverts

OPB/EarthFix | June 27, 2016 1:15 p.m.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has  ruled that Washington is bound to protect salmon to fulfill treaty obligations with  Northwest tribes – even if it means spending billions to fix road culverts that block salmon passage.

Fish & Wildlife | Water | Environment

Oregon Battles Invasive Minnows To Protect Non-Native Trout

OPB/EarthFix | June 14, 2016 10:30 a.m. | Diamond Lake, Oregon

There’s no question now: the tui chub are back in Diamond Lake.  What are we willing to do about it?

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Water

Fishermen Look Ahead To Slow Ocean Salmon Season

OPB/EarthFix | April 15, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

There won’t be much of a salmon season this year off the coasts of Oregon, Washington and California.

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Two-Rod License Expands To Willamette River

Medford Mail Tribune | April 1, 2016 11:09 a.m.

Oregon's special license that allows anglers to fish with two rods on lakes and reservoirs will be extended to the Willamette River and its tributaries beginning today under a test on whether it's appropriate for rivers.

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UX: Design For Space, Parking, Fly Fishing And The World

OPB | Jan. 23, 2016 noon

State of Wonder guest curator Elena Moon takes us through the world of user experience design, challenging us to think about what works and why.