You're Invited! Celebrate 75 Years of Fish, Community at Leavenworth Fisheries Complex
The Leavenworth Fisheries Complex and the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival both have milestone anniversaries this year. The Complex's Hatcheries turn 75, and the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival celebrates it's 25th anniversary.
High Returns: Pacific Region Fishery Resources 2014 Program Highlights
2014 will be remembered as a year of near record returns. Not in terms of financial sector income and capital gains, but the number of coho, fall Chinook, and sockeye.
Just Add Water! Kids Celebrate Salmon and Conservation
Share in the pure joy of the end of school, a beautiful day, and community conservation education in this story about Water Jam, a yearly event held at Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery.
AmeriCorps Adventures: Estuary Seining on the Elwha
An AmeriCorps Service Member working for Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation's Western Washington Fishery Resource Office shares her experience in monitoring fish responses to a free-flowing Elwha River in Washington State.
Drought and National Fish Hatcheries
High summer temperatures and drought conditions are requiring hatchery managers to use adaptive management techniques that maximize survival of on-hatchery salmon and steelhead. Early release of juvenile fish is one example. Hatchery managers hope that by releasing fish into area rivers early, juvenile fish will better adapt to higher-than-usual river temperatures and outmigrate to the ocean before temperatures become lethal.
Fish and Aquatic Conservation news
August 27, 2015 - (KLPU.org) Drought Becomes Deadly For Olympic Peninsula's Hatchery Fish
August 25, 2015 - Service and Tribe Work Together to Adaptively Manage Coho Salmon in Response to Severe Drought Conditions
August 6, 2015 - Times-News: Steelhead Runs Should Start Warming Up
August 6, 2015 - Leavenworth Fisheries Complex Battles Heat, Saves Salmon with Partnership and Science
June 6, 2015 - (Associated Press) Plan to be released for bull trout conservation
Did You Know? Hawaiian Gobies
Five of Hawaii's seven freshwater fish species are gobies. Three of these, including this Hawaiian freshwater goby, are able to ascend waterfalls as high as 500 feet by fusing their pelvic fins into a suction cup.