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California salmon’s 2014 forced spawn

California’s persistent drought forced hatchery managers to resort to sucking baby salmon into tanker trucks for their man-made 280-mile migration toward the ocean [...]

January 11, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Strangled rivers, no salmon and no shad

We reduced fish runs through pollution and overfishing, but no action has caused as much damage as the construction of barriers along fish migratory routes [...]

July 18, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Take Action: Doubling down on the broken promise of fish hatcheries

Please take action today and tell NOAA not to list hatchery steelhead and salmon under the Endangered Species Act. The deadline to comment is December 20, 2016. [...]

December 15, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Damn Dams: “. . . and another one bites the dust”

Thousands of dams throughout the world have outlived their usefulness, blocking major fish migrations, spawning runs, and senselessly degrade entire ecosystems [...]

September 19, 2016 Damn Dams, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Watering with potable water can be as bad for fishing as some dams

Tens of thousands of small dams—most of them small concrete or earthen dams—fragment rivers and streams, block fish passage and impair water quality. [...]

June 6, 2016 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Damn Dams: The Elwha made whole again. “The salmon will come”

A record-setting 72 dams were removed across 19 states, and last year’s Patagonia-produced film DamNation raised even more awareness of defunct dams. [...]

February 23, 2016 Damn Dams, RECENT, Slide

News: New model predicts fish population response to dams

Salmon numbers increased as the number of hydroelectric dams decreased. Main-stem river dams had more impact than dams on tributaries. [...]

June 12, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: NOAA aides restoration of Maine’s Salmo salar

In the late 1800s, the number of weirs and the average daily yield described by fishermen, Atlantic salmon annual harvests in the Kennebec River alone may have once exceeded 200,000 fish [...]

May 22, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide

News: American Museum of Fly Fishing March Symposium

The only thing for sale at the symposium is conservation, learning and research findings. Everyone at symposium will have the same interests as you do and everyone is approachable [...]

February 20, 2015 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Of Interest: The effects of dams on rivers over the past 100 years

Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt once observed that, “. . . on average, we have constructed one dam every day since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.” [...]

January 6, 2015 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized