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July 1, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A boycott by Alaska fishermen to protest low salmon prices was broken as some fishermen ventured out to sea. Alaska state troopers used two helicopters and two seaplanes to monitor events in parts of Bristol Bay, a huge salmon fishing ground, witnesses said. There were no reports of strike-related violence. Striking fishermen have kept their ships in port since Tuesday to protest wholesale prices that tumbled from more than $1 per pound last year to as low as 50 cents this year.
February 26, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Northwest populations of Pacific salmon accounted for one of every four state and federal dollars spent on saving endangered or threatened species during 2004, according to a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Government agencies spent $393 million on helping the five Pacific salmon species protected by the Endangered Species Act -- chinook, steelhead, coho, sockeye and chum. Total government spending for 1,838 listed species was $1.4 billion, the report said.
August 27, 1991 | Associated Press
Workers loaded 10,000 pounds of canned pink salmon onto a Soviet jet, a gift from Alaska to its western neighbor to celebrate the victory of democracy in Moscow. Gov. Walter J. Hickel greeted the Aeroflot jet Sunday night as it pulled into Anchorage International Airport to pick up the first shipment. He told the two pilots that Alaska wants to help the Soviet people.
September 20, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A new study says some of Alaska's pristine and remote lakes are being polluted with industrial PCBs through an unlikely source: sockeye salmon. The fish pick up the chemicals in the northern Pacific Ocean and then return to the lakes to spawn. When they die, their bodies release the pollutant, raising PCB concentrations in lake sediment more than sevenfold in some cases, researchers conclude Thursday in the journal Nature.
April 14, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State utility regulators voted Thursday to phase out electricity subsidies for farmers along the Klamath River, a move fishermen and environmentalists hope will help save a struggling salmon population. The five-member Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to raise electricity rates over the next four years. By making irrigation more expensive, fishermen and conservationists hope farmers will pump less water, leading to higher flows that would facilitate spawning.
Setting the stage for a drastic shift in Northwest water policy, an influential planning council Wednesday approved a $177-million plan to help migrating salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers on their way to the Pacific Ocean. Starting next spring, federal river managers will "draw down" the volume of certain reservoirs to unprecedented levels in hopes of speeding young salmon downstream and out to sea.
June 4, 1999 | Washington Post
The U.S. and Canada announced an agreement on salmon fishing in the Pacific, in a pact designed to end a decades-long dispute over harvesting of the fish. At the heart of the accord is the establishment of a new regime for setting quotas under the 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty that is flexible, basing it on how abundant the fish are each year rather than fixed annual limits.
With a growing sense of shame, if not surrender, the Pacific Northwest is watching its wild salmon dwindle into extinction. This year, the federal government will impose the strictest fishing limits in history, and it may go so far as to ban a salmon harvest in the ocean north of Ft. Bragg, Calif. But no one expects even extreme steps like this to bring the salmon back. That would require the Northwest to change the way it lives, or to have change imposed upon it.
April 19, 2005 | Scott Doggett
Commercial salmon fishermen in California and Oregon are seeking federal disaster assistance for expected losses that they blame on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. According to the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Assns., the bureau's reduction of water flows in the Klamath Basin this year caused thousands of young salmon to die. Salmon trollers from Santa Cruz to Florence, Ore., contend they will lose $100 million in income this summer as a result.
April 5, 1990 | PETE THOMAS
King salmon, generally targeted by fishermen in northern waters, have shown up in fairly impressive numbers recently just outside Newport Harbor. Fishermen have been catching the game fish on an incidental basis in recent days. The 11 aboard Newport Landing's Reveille each caught his two-fish limit in just a few hours Wednesday, which may indicate a lasting bite similar to one in the same area two years ago.
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