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The Riverfly Census: A Vital Story About Insects and Ecology

That grayling eat! Beautiful new film just released by Salmon & Trout Conservation, highlighting the launch of their Riverfly Census and SmartRivers programs.  The Riverfly Census was the culmination of a three-year high-resolution study which employed standardized monitoring of aquatic invertebrate life in key English rivers to reveal dramatic changes...

Saving Columbia River Salmon

“The fight to save Columbia River salmon could hinge on a major battle taking place in the basin’s biggest reservoir,” writes Courtney Flatt. “It pits biologists against a fish: The invasive northern pike.” Read about the work being done to protect the native salmon species via Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Salmon Slime May Help Population Counts

New research suggests that environmental DNA may provide a more cost-effective way to monitor wild Alaskan salmon populations than traditional physical counts. “The slime that sloughs off the skin of Alaskan salmon might become the latest tool for measuring their numbers and protecting populations.” Read more in this article by Amy Matthews Amos via...

The Salmon That Survive

For most salmon, the trip upriver to spawn is their last. “The fish expend nearly every ounce of energy they have fighting currents, leaping up waterfalls, and dodging predators. In most cases, after they’ve laid and fertilized their eggs, the salmon die.” However, occasionally there are salmon that survive their grueling spawn and make the trek back...

Sir David Attenborough on Salmon and Trout Conservation

"In this International Year of the Salmon (IYS), S&TC asked Sir David Attenborough for his views on the need to protect all populations of wild salmon. The following video gives a very clear message to Governments across the Northern Hemisphere that they need to act now if we are not going to lose the ‘King of Fish.'"

Video Hatch: “Sir David Attenborough Talks Salmon for IYS”

In this video from Salmon & Trout Conservation, Sir David Attenborough shares his views on the need to protect all populations of wild salmon. The video marks the celebration of the International Year of the Salmon.

Video Hatch: “Coldwater Connection”

This film from the Wild Salmon Center highlights the challenges facing coastal salmon strongholds on Washington's Olympic Peninsula and the work being done to protect these populations.

"Hold the Line"

"Hold the Line" is not just about amazing fishing. It is also about our intimate and humble connection to the world's greatest salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Native Alaskans have lived off the salmon resource here for thousands of years. The greater region is a sport fishing paradise. And, it is one of the richest and healthiest natural ecosystems...

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...