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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

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

Hot Dam!

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thanks to a comment from Jim McCarthy, where he pointed to the WaterWatch web site, we have a cool video to watch where dams actually get blown up!  The Water Watch organization is working to eliminate four dams on the Rouge river, with the goal to have the Rouge flow un-impeded for 157 miles.
Check out [...]

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Tags: Conservation · River Keepers

Learning about Dams, political & fishy perspectives

May 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A couple of news stories related to Columbia River Salmon.
The Obama administration is studying up on the Columbia River dam situation.  They participated in closed door meetings with local government and tribal leaders. Fishermen were not included.
Here is a story of scientists using 3-d sonar mapping technology to study how juvenile salmon navigate (or fail [...]

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Tags: Conservation

Fish vs Farmers

May 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Last night, Hannity featured the running battle between the California Delta Smelt and the central valley farmers.  See the story here. This was an opinion piece, so temper your expectations of a fair and balanced presentation.

The story features a hot reporter (hot with a capital H), standing in a dry irrigation canal, and showed lines [...]

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Tags: Conservation

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