adult salmon News

  • Salmon Migrate by Truck during California Drought

     In drought-stricken California, young Chinook salmon are hitting the road, not the river, to get to the Pacific Ocean. Millions of six-month-old smolts are hitching rides in tanker trucks because California's historic drought has depleted rivers and streams, making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for juvenile salmon. "The drought conditions have caused lower flows in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • £1m project aims to save wild salmon

    A PROJECT aimed at trying to halt the decline in wild salmon stocks was launched this morning on the River Garry in the Scottish Highlands. The Missing Salmon Project will track scores of fish in an attempt to uncover what has caused populations to drop by 70 per cent in the past 25 years. And with global populations of wild Atlantic salmon declining from eight to ten million in the 1970s to ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Salmon population crash shuts down west coast fishery

    The Pacific Fishery Management Council today closed the commercial and sport chinook fisheries off the coast of California and most of Oregon and will allow only a 9,000 fishery for hatchery coho only off of Central Oregon. The council adopted the most restrictive salmon fishing quotes in the history of the West Coast in response to the unprecedented collapse of the Sacramento River fall chinook ...

  • Seattle Pub Utilities chooses EQuIS for Salmon Hatchery data

    EarthSoft announced a large order from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) for multiple licenses of EQuIS™ Alive and EQuIS Enterprise 6. SPU will use EQuIS and Alive supporting the Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery managing salmon life-cycle data from a variety of sources for both natural and hatchery fish. EQuIS will support the Hatchery’s adaptive management program for the collection and ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • East Lyn fishery to remain closed

    The Watersmeet and Glenthorne fishery on Exmoor's River Lyn is to remain closed until the end of the 2013 season to safeguard salmon and sea trout stocks. The Environment Agency closed the fishery on July 12 following a higher than normal number of fish deaths due to disease. The action was taken to reduce stress on remaining fish and ensure as many as possible successfully spawn later this year. ...

  • Can managed introductions boost threatened populations?

    Supplementing declining salmon populations with fish from other, genetically distinct populations may not be the best method of conservation, according to a recent study. The researchers found that for certain salmon populations in France such introductions resulted in offspring with lower body weight and length, possibly worsening their decline. Some previous studies have found that ...

  • Anglers warned – river fishing close season has begun

    Anglers across the East of England are being reminded rivers are off limits from the weekend just gone. The Environment Agency is warning anyone thinking of going fishing in rivers and drains that the coarse fishing close season is in place and anyone caught breaking the rules may be prosecuted. Fishing is still permitted on many canals and stillwaters, depending on landowner agreement. ...

  • Caught – hook, line and sinker

    Five anglers have been found guilty by Ipswich Magistrates’ Court of fishing illegally over the May Bank Holiday. They were caught without rod licences in an Environment Agency blitz of Suffolk waters and on Tuesday (10 Sept) were fined between £35 and £165 as well as each being ordered to pay £127 costs and a victim surcharge of £20. Mark Barrow of Sunnyside Way, ...

  • Grieg back in SSPO fold

    ALL Scotland’s salmon farmers are now represented by the industry body following the re-admittance of Grieg Seafood Shetland, it was announced today. In a letter to Rural Economy minister Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) confirmed that the company, which was expelled from the SSPO in 2014 following a dispute over smolt imports, had rejoined the fold. Julie ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Kielder becomes ark site for threatened arctic char

    A refuge has been established to preserve an endangered species of arctic char fish. The Environment Agency in partnership with Northumbrian Water is stocking 10,000 juvenile fish into the giant Kielder Water, the largest man-made reservoir in Northern Europe. 48 adult char have already been released into the reservoir in April this year. Threatened species Stocks ...

  • Fines for eight anglers caught fishing illegally

    Eight anglers caught fishing illegally in Norfolk waters have been fined by Kings Lynn Magistrates’ Court. They were caught without rod licences in an Environment Agency blitz of Norfolk waters. On Thursday 3 October were fined between £60 and £75 and told to pay a victim surcharge of £20. Most were also ordered to pay £127 costs. Lesley Robertson, Environmental ...

  • Knowledge of spatial dynamics is critical when determining harvest strategies for fish in meta-populations

    New research published in the Marine Stewardship Council’s Science Series highlights the importance of understanding spatial structure and connectivity of meta-population fish stocks when assessing the sustainability of fisheries. Unlike many self-sustaining ‘closed’ populations, meta-populations are interconnected networks encompassing a number of distinct sub-populations that ...

  • Sleeping while fishing with unlicensed rod nets fines

    Three anglers have been fined by Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court for fishing illegally, two with unattended rods. One was found sleeping and unable to attend to his rods should they hook a fish, an offence designed to protect the health of fish. Two of them also failed to give their addresses to officers. Environment Agency bailiffs found the men on routine patrols. All three were also ...

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