August 2, 2011 |
A coalition of nearly 30 organizations in the animal agriculture industry sent a letter to the heads of the House and Senate on Tuesday, asking lawmakers not to intervene as the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to approve genetically engineered salmon as food. The letter comes more than a month after the House approved an amendment, by voice acclamation, to an appropriations bill that would strip the FDA of funding to study the salmon. On July 15, members of the House and Senate sent letters to the FDA asking it to abandon its consideration of modified salmon as food, and threatened to propose legislation to bar further study of the fish if the agency does not comply.
December 28, 2012
Total time: 40 minutes The delicate corn latkes that Joachim Splichal serves at Patina have been on the menu since the day the doors opened. Splichal layers them with fresh marinated salmon, but smoked salmon can be the perfect replacement. They are served with a sour cream sauce. SOUR CREAM-CHIVE SAUCE 1 cup sour cream 1 red bell pepper, roasted and diced 1 tablespoon minced chives LATKES 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (5 to 6 ears) Butter 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallots 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2/3 cup whole milk 2 eggs 1 cup unbleached flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Salt 2 tablespoons minced chives 20 paper-thin slices smoked salmon 1/4 cup chopped chives SOUR CREAM-CHIVE SAUCE Blend sour cream, bell pepper and chives in small bowl.
September 16, 2009 |
Fisheries managers announced Tuesday that they would enhance but not significantly alter the government's current strategy for saving salmon from extinction in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, drawing criticism from conservationists. The long-awaited review left intact key components of the George W. Bush administration's controversial 2008 "biological opinion," which concluded that salmon could be kept alive on the Columbia and Snake rivers without removing dams or significantly increasing water flows.
September 8, 1995 |
A federal judge extended a ban on commercial chinook salmon fishing in southeast Alaska on Thursday, saying Alaska had failed to make a good-faith effort to abide by the 10-year-old Pacific Salmon Treaty. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein's preliminary injunction, issued at the request of Pacific Northwest Indian tribes and the states of Washington and Oregon, extends the ban through Sept. 30. Rothstein ruled that Alaska was jeopardizing the salmon run by overfishing.
August 14, 2010 |
With a global population pressing against food supplies and vast areas of the ocean swept clean of fish, tiny AquaBounty Technologies Inc. of Waltham, Mass., says it can help feed the world. The firm has developed genetically engineered salmon that reach market weight in half the usual time. What's more, it hopes to avoid the pollution, disease and other problems associated with saltwater fish farms by having its salmon raised in inland facilities. The Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve what would be the nation's first commercial genetically modified food animal.
October 25, 2013 |
When the Sacramento River runs high after a big storm, floodwaters rush into the Yolo Bypass, which carries them away from California's capital city to the river's downstream delta. In most years, the floodwaters quickly drain away. But what would happen if the bypass was full of water for longer periods when migrating salmon could use it? Would that provide salmon with the benefits of a natural floodplain and boost the struggling populations of Central Valley Chinook? A team of researchers conducting experiments in the bypass are coming up with some encouraging results. In February, they released thousands of juvenile Chinook salmon from a hatchery in two areas of harvested rice fields that served as bypass research plots.
December 15, 2007 |
Infestations of sea lice at salmon farms on Canada's west coast are threatening local wild pink salmon populations and could result in their extinction in four years, Canadian researchers said Thursday. Scientists collected nearly four decades of data on the numbers of pink salmon in rivers along the central coast of British Columbia, comparing the wild populations exposed to salmon farms to those not exposed.
October 5, 2004 |
Migrating salmon carry pollutants that contaminate other fish in freshwater spawning areas, a recent study says. In an Alaskan lake where sockeye salmon spawn and die, Arctic grayling showed chemical levels at least four times higher than grayling in a nearby lake where salmon did not migrate. Researchers reported they were unsure if the graylings ate dead salmon or their eggs. The graylings' level of chlorinated fatty acids does not threaten human health, but the long-term effects are unknown.
July 28, 2000 |
The federal government has released its long-awaited plan for saving Columbia Basin salmon from extinction, calling it the biggest ecosystem restoration project since the Northern spotted owl. However, Native American tribes and environmentalists said the plan, announced in Portland, fell far short of what is needed. There is a 60-day public comment period before the plan can become final.
January 3, 2005
Re "Shred the Roadmap to Salmon Extinction," Commentary, Dec. 30: Thanks to Bruce Babbitt for his lucid explanation of the implications of the Bush administration's so-called plan for the salmon habitat in Washington state. No matter how many times it is pointed out, it seems to be difficult to make the Bush team (and the American public) understand that the loss of a species is another link in the chain of environmental destruction, and that lost species, clean air and clean water can never be replaced.