Adult sockeye salmon returning from the ocean travel 900 miles up the Columbia, Snake and Salmon rivers to high-elevation Sawtooth basin lakes in central Idaho.
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(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)BOISE, Idaho — Fisheries biologists in Idaho say they think they know why a relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean. The Department of Fish and Game in information released recently says water chemistry at…
As king salmon fishery experienced more closures on the lower river and more guides and private anglers began moving into the middle river to fish for trout and sockeye, it added to pressure on the river and, ultimately continued erosion.
The bank below the River Center is a busy place during the Kenai River’s sockeye salmon run in July. As a result, the bank has been heavily damaged over time, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly recently accepted a matching grant for the River Center to restore some of the bank before sockeye season begins.
Salmon prices will likely rise because of decreased sockeye catches and lower farmed salmon production.
The crumbling bank on the Kenai River has been depositing silt into the water, which can harm the salmon.