Most of Oregon’s ocean fall-run chinook fishing season could be canceled
The Pacific Fisheries Management Council is concerned about fall Chinook populations affected by drought in the Klamath and Sacramento rivers.
Oregon Coast’s Chinook salmon among populations under review for endangered-species listing
A request to list several populations of Chinook salmon as endangered was approved for review by the National Marine Fisheries Service this week. One population lives along the Oregon Coast and the other farther south along the Oregon-California border.
Chinook Indian Nation members rally for federal recognition
Members of the Chinook Indian Nation rallied on Monday on the steps of a federal building in Seattle to raise awareness for their long fight to get federal recognition. Chairman Tony Johnson, whose tribal name is Naschio, said his great-great-grandfather and other leaders first hired lawyers to sue for their lands back in the 1890s.
With Snake River spring, summer Chinook on a ‘quasi-extinction threshold,’ NW tribes call for dam removals
Tribes across the Northwest are calling for immediate action to remove the four Lower Snake River dams. During a two-day Salmon and Orca summit in Western Washington, the group called on President Biden and congressional members to “take bold action, now.”
First time in more than a generation, Chinook salmon spawn in upper Columbia River
The news is a step toward full reintroduction of the migratory fish and another watershed cultural moment for the region’s tribes.
Salmon Fisheries Set As Managers Start Process To Protect Endangered Orcas
With fishery limits now set, attention turns to rebuilding "overfished" salmon runs and protecting Southern Resident orcas.
Chinook Carver Greg A. Robinson
Chinook carver Greg Robinson carries on traditional Columbia River design.
Chinook Indian Nation Turns To Obama For Federal Recognition
After a decades-long struggle for federal recognition, Tribal Chairman Tony Johnson is requesting executive action to clarify the Chinook Indian Nation's legal status.
Video Offers First Glimpse Of Cormorant Killings On Columbia River
The public is getting its first glimpse of the government’s killing of thousands of sea birds near Astoria.