Fish

Alaska Supreme Court orders parts of salmon initiative cut

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska Supreme Court ordered that portions of an initiative aimed at protecting salmon be stricken as unconstitutional but decided that the rest of the measure can advance to the fall ballot. In a written order, the court said the problematic parts would bar the state Fish and Game commissioner from granting a…

Officials warn not to eat fish from Michigan waterway

MILFORD, Mich. — Health officials are warning people not to eat fish from parts of a southeastern Michigan river because of chemical contamination. The emergency “Do Not Eat” advisory issued Saturday applies to all fish from the Huron River from Oakland County’s Milford to the Livingston and Washtenaw county border. That includes lakes connected by the river, including Kent Lake….

Looking at the life cycle of its fish says a lot about what this Alaska hatchery does

The Deer Mountain Hatchery is the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association’s only hatchery dedicated solely to king salmon. (SSRAA)KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Nestled along the Ketchikan Creek next to City Park is a small building that produces more than 500,000 king salmon per year. Run by a two-person team, Deer Mountain Hatchery is the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association’s only hatchery…