The hatchery is and has been a crucial partner in the Kokanee restoration efforts. We can now celebrate the second safe transfer of Kokanee to Orcas Island to be reared. Read the latest great news!
New technology is helping to remove deadly “ghost nets” that have been lost in the depths of Puget Sound. It is part of an effort that saves millions of animals every year, but managers say better reporting of these lost nets by fishermen is still needed. Read more at the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound.
Researchers study herring spawning events, which predict food availability for young salmon. With numbers in some part of the Salish Sea declining, the impact on the entire food web could be considerable. Read more at the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) plans to strategically release an additional 50 million chinook from its hatcheries this year to benefit starving southern resident orcas. “Opponents of the proposal argue that we must choose between having hatchery fish or having wild salmon, when the truth is, we need both.” From Northwest Treaty Tribes.
While some consider them a nuisance, beaver activity can be immensely beneficial to healthy salmon habitat. Read the full story at Business Insider.