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Eat Well and Save the Fish

April 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

My arm was twisted into participating in the company Earth Day events. Sustainable fishing was the mandate. I ran through the possibilities: catch and release fishing, wild and native fish restoration, conservation of fishing habitat, and other topics. Since the vast majority of folks at work don’t fish, but most eat fish, I [...]

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Tags: Conservation · River Keepers · Salmon

Mmmm… Wild Salmon

November 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m a fan of Alton Brown, and he is a fan of wild salmon.  Sit back and enjoy the Good Eats episode “Gills Gone Wild” and learn a thing or two about cooking salmon.
He also argues the case of Wild v. Farmed from a foodie perspective. No mention of sea lice.

Now that’s Good Eats

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Tags: Conservation · Salmon

I hope they are healthy

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Chile uses 350 times the antibiotics on their farmed salmon as does Norway.  I don’t think this means that Chilean salmon is 350 times healthier than Norway salmon.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be asking about the origin of those salmon filets next time I fire up the smoker. (yes, I’ll have to buy [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Salmon

Shasta River Coho Restoration – The Nature Conversancy

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Had a great day fishing the McCloud River Preserve the other day, part of the Nature Conservancy. Afterwards, while taking a rehydration break at the cabin, we ran into Christopher Babcock, one of the Field Scientist who keep the Preserve running. An actual River Keeper.

After chit-chat about fishing success (or lack thereof), weather, smoking regulations [...]

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Tags: Conservation · River Keepers · Salmon

Salmon eating hair bag

June 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Awww…  Its so cute.

Cute, until it grows a bit more and becomes a salmon eating bag of fur, and follows your boat around waiting for a tasty meal.

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Tags: Salmon · humor

Capital Punishment on the Columbia River

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Those dammed rivers, killing the endangered salmon. These aren’t just any salmon, these are Columbia river salmon. We do everything possible to save the salmon, which have been bred in hatcheries, barged down river, tunneled and funneled past the dams, counted and coddled. After all that, they still face natural predators.

So, how to protect salmon [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Salmon

Kiss and Release

May 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Tiburon hosted an outstanding event today – Kiss and Release. This was a party centered around releasing 1000 baby chinook salmon into San Francisco bay. High-school students raised the salmon from eggs, and had help from hundreds of kids. The kids appeared to be from 3 years old to 10. What a [...]

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Tags: Kids Fishing · Salmon