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Tag: salmon

Tippets: Pacific Salmon Explorer Site, Wonders of Wedlands, New Conservation Measures Proposed for Striped Bass

The Salmon Watersheds Program of the Pacific Salmon Foundation has created a website, the Pacific Salmon Explorer Site, which is an interactive tool focusing on various factors affecting salmon and watershed health in British Columbia. Wetlands play an integral part in an ecosystem, “from buffering coasts against floods to filtering water and storing...

Video Hatch: “Three Runs”

This film, now available to view in its entirety, tells the story of three young fly fishers at different stages in their salmon fishing careers, “each discovering that all is not lost for the Atlantic salmon and enjoying the three different runs on the Ponoi that can, and are often, caught all in the same day during the autumn season.” Via Fly Fishing...

Video Hatch: "A River's Last Chance"

The Eel River in Northern California is one of the best location for wild salmon recovery on the west coast. This film from North Fork Studios tells the story of the fight for the river and its salmon. The full film is now available online through Amazon Prime (free for Prime members) and Vimeo On Demand ($3.99 to rent).

Tippets: Shifting Baseline Syndrome, New Method for Counting Salmon

Twenty years ago, fisheries expert Daniel Pauly introduced “shifting baselines syndrome,” explaining generational blindness to environmental destruction. In recent years, this idea has been further developed by George Monbiot, a respected environmental writer. In this interview, Oceana spoke with Monbiot and Pauly “to learn how much we’ve lost, and...

"Three Runs"

"...[T]here is hope and it lies on Russia’s Kola Peninsula on the Ponoi river which divides the peninsula in two, north and south, and takes the best of both. The Ponoi is probably the world’s most reliable Atlantic salmon river and remains in excellent health right up through the 2017 season. This is the story of three young fly fishers at different...

How to Recognize a Problem Bear

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: Okay, now I know to carry bear spray, but I see lots of photos of anglers fishing near bears without a confrontation. How can you tell the difference between a bear that’s minding its own business and one that’s going to be a problem? Todd S., New York City Answer: First...

Video Hatch: "Gaula – River of Silver & Gold"

The short version of “Gaula – River of Silver & Gold,” produced by Daniel Göz and Anton Hamacher and shot exclusively on the NFC waters, River Gaula, Norway—one of the last remaining wild salmon rivers in Europe.

Judge Says "Time to Consider Removing Northwest Dams"

The Associated Press reported yesterday that a U.S. Federal judge ruled that "the Obama administration’s attempt to make federal hydroelectric dams in the Northwest safer for protected salmon violates the Endangered Species Act," and that it was time to consider removing dams instead.  From The New York Times.

"Sudden Agility"

When I’se in trouble, scare, or torment, I does but one thing, and that’s unresistable, unequalled, and durned-fast runnin. I just keeps at it till I gits comfort. — George Washington Harris, Sut Lovingood REMEMBER WHEN Leave It to Beaver was cutting-edge TV and not a sociological anachronism on Nick at Night? When Fury was both a heartwarming TV show...

"A Moveable Feast"

ANOTHER MILE and the river horseshoes back from the old highway into a woods of Douglas fir, hemlock, cedar, and vinemaple. The most beautiful section of the drift begins here, and for a time I put up the oars, sit on the flydeck, and watch the river, partly for salmon, but mostly for itself. In the smooth glides, every detail on the bottom rises in relief...