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Entries in fish in the news (411)


“If you are concerned about those fish at the upper echelons, then release them”


The debate and fight against invasive lake trout in Flathead Lake continues.

Despite hearing some public opposition, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to eliminate the lake trout “slot limit” on the southern half of Flathead Lake, a change that has been sought by the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes.

LINK (via: The Daily Inter Lake)


News from Centralia

The Lower Columbia press report from last Thursday's WWF WDFW public meeting.

A proposal to eliminate hatchery steelhead fishing on the Green and North Fork of the Toutle rivers drew opposition from most people who testified Thursday during a boisterous meeting at Centralia College.

Speakers objected to losing a fishery that attracts anglers from afar in late spring and summer.

However, several people supported the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s suggestion that stocking of hatchery summer steelhead be ended to create a wild steelhead sanctuary in the two rivers.

LINK (via:

Boisterous? More like rude, obnoxious and disrespectful.


The first confirmed record of a freshwater fish preying on birds in flight

The waters of the African lake seem calm and peaceful. A few migrant swallows flit near the surface. Suddenly, leaping from the water, a tigerfish grabs one of the famously speedy birds straight out of the air.

“The whole action of jumping and catching the swallow in flight happens so incredibly quickly that after we first saw it, it took all of us a while to really fully comprehend what we had just seen,” says Nico Smit, director of the Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

LINK (via: Nature)


The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon

Hail to the king, baby.

A Morris Communications 10 part series about the current state of the Kenai's king salmon. 

LINK (via: Peninsula Clarion)


Two popular North Puget Sound rivers closing for steelhead fishing 

Two northern Puget Sound rivers are closing from Jan. 6-31 for steelhead since hatcheries aren’t meeting winter steelhead spawning escapement goals.

LINK (via: The Seattle Times)

The Olympic Penninsula is not fairing much better.


Mystery artist leaves wood carving of salmon at hatchery

Someone left a freshly-carved 6-foot high wood carving of a salmon at the front door of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. The chainsaw art made from cedar was found with no note and nothing to indicate if the carving was a gift or where it came from.

LINK (via: KOMO News)

No word on whether the sculpture had an intact adipose.

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