Potential closure of fall-run ocean Chinook season off Oregon coast affects tribes, fishermen
The Pacific Marine Fisheries Council is considering three plans for the summer ocean salmon season, none of which would allow Chinook fishing until September for much of Oregon coast.
Fall-run ocean Chinook fishing season likely to be canceled for much of Oregon
We'll hear about the potential closure of Oregon's ocean Chinook salmon season from a commercial fisherman and the fisheries director of the Yurok Tribe.
Federal researchers say two widely used pesticides harm many endangered fish species
Federal researchers have found that a widely used pesticide significantly harms endangered Northwest salmon and steelhead species.
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.
Students in Alaska learn lessons on climate change, pollution through raising salmon
Although many Alaskan students are familiar with salmon fishing, raising them gives them a new perspective on writing, science, math and art.
Pacific salmon seem to be getting smaller. Here’s what that might mean for the future
OPB’s Paul Marshall speaks with science and nature writer Miranda Weiss. Weiss traveled to Alaska, snorkeled in a salmon stream and talked to scientists and fishermen about why the fish might be getting smaller, and what impacts that will have in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
The fight of the Salmon People
Randy Settler’s family has spent generations fighting for its right to harvest salmon. But the federal government squandered its chance to recover the endangered fish before the onset of climate change. Now, Settler sees it all slipping away again.
Salmon People: A tribal fishing family’s fight to preserve a way of life
Wy-Kan-Ush-Pum means the Salmon People in the language of Native Americans who have lived along the Columbia River since time immemorial. We follow the lives of three Columbia River tribal people confronting the collapse of salmon populations.
After report on toxic salmon in Columbia River, Northwest lawmakers call for action
Citing a ProPublica and Oregon Public Broadcasting investigation into toxic contamination in salmon, the Oregon senator and others across the Pacific Northwest are calling for policy changes and more funding but are lacking details on next steps.