Fish http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Updated 'Shade Rule' Aims To Protect Idaho Fish Habitat http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/updated-shade-rule-aims-protect-idaho-fish-habitat <p>Idaho has long restricted cutting down trees along stream banks as a way to keep water cool for trout and a salmon. On July 1, an updated version of the <a href="http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1111108630404-108/2014_fpa-shade-rule-fact-sheet-rev062014.pdf" target="_blank">so-called shade rule</a> goes into effect. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:47:53 +0000 Adam Cotterell 47978 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Updated 'Shade Rule' Aims To Protect Idaho Fish Habitat Snake River Water Flows Increased To Help Fish http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/snake-river-water-flows-increased-help-fish <p>The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is boosting the amount of water flowing in the Snake River in an effort to help native fish between Palisades Reservoir and Shoshone Falls.</p><p>Michael Beus with the Bureau of Reclamation in Heyburn, Idaho <a href="http://bit.ly/1oNaAVM">told The Times-News </a> that the faster, deeper flow will give native cutthroat trout an advantage over invasive rainbow trout.</p><p>The bureau has been increasing flows every year since 2004.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:59:46 +0000 Associated Press 46741 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Hybrid Trout Threaten Montana's Native Cutthroats http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/hybrid-trout-threaten-montanas-native-cutthroats Many parts of the U.S. have been getting warmer over the past several decades, and also experiencing persistent drought. Wildlife often can't adjust. Among the species that are struggling is one of the American West's most highly prized fish — the <a href="http://www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/research/WCT">cutthroat trout</a>.<p>In springtime, you can find young cutthroats in the tiny streams of Montana's Shields Basin. Tue, 27 May 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 46051 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Hybrid Trout Threaten Montana's Native Cutthroats Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon Make A Comeback http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/snake-river-fall-chinook-salmon-make-comeback <p></p><p>The Snake River's fall chinook salmon are making a comeback.</p><p>There were just 78 wild chinook salmon counted at the Lower Granite Dam in 1990. Last year, more than 20,000 of the wild salmon were counted, and 75,846 wild and hatchery-born fall chinook total.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 15:56:55 +0000 Associated Press 45101 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon Make A Comeback Scientists: Non-native Yellowstone Trout Decline http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/scientists-non-native-yellowstone-trout-decline <p>Scientists say a voracious species of trout that entered Yellowstone Lake and decimated its native trout population appears to be in decline following efforts to kill off the invading fish.</p><p>Non-native lake trout were first found 20 years ago in the 132-square mile lake in the center of Yellowstone National Park. Crews have since caught and removed more than a million of the fish in hopes that cutthroat trout populations would rebound.</p><p>On Tuesday, scientists from the park and Trout Unlimited said those efforts are finally showing progress.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:24:37 +0000 Associated Press 44786 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Endangered Salmon Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/endangered-salmon-migrate-trucks-around-cracked-dam <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041514AK_Wanapum_salmonfix_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Columbia River will remain drawn down at least until June because of the cracked Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.<p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Anna King 43552 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Endangered Salmon Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam Fish Experts Plan A Salmon Water Slide On Cracked Wanapum Dam http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/fish-experts-plan-salmon-water-slide-cracked-wanapum-dam <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032014AK_Wanapum_salmon_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The ongoing issue with the cracked Wanapum Dam in central Washington is now creating a problem for migrating salmon.<p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Anna King 42091 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Fish Experts Plan A Salmon Water Slide On Cracked Wanapum Dam Researchers Detect and 'Count' Fish From Just A Glass Of Water http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/researchers-detect-and-count-fish-just-glass-water <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/011514TB_FishDNA_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It's not something we often think about, but as we go about daily life, we're constantly shedding little flakes of skin. So are animals and fish.<p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:55:00 +0000 Tom Banse 38612 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Researchers Detect and 'Count' Fish From Just A Glass Of Water Putting The Spa in Spawn: Tribe Creates Refuge For Exhausted Fish http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/putting-spa-spawn-tribe-creates-refuge-exhausted-fish <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/102313AK_FishSpa_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Yakama Nation’s steelhead reconditioning program is like a retreat spa for fish. And it's changing the circle of life for the species.<p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:27:00 +0000 Anna King 34379 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Putting The Spa in Spawn: Tribe Creates Refuge For Exhausted Fish Warning: Some Columbia River Fish Not Safe To Eat http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/warning-some-columbia-river-fish-not-safe-eat <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/092313AK_Columbiafish_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>New advisories from health officials in Washington and Oregon warn that some fish in the Columbia River aren’t safe to eat.<p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Anna King 32818 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Warning: Some Columbia River Fish Not Safe To Eat Canadian Company Moves Forward With Idaho Gold Mine http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/canadian-company-moves-forward-idaho-gold-mine <p>Canadian mining company Midas Gold says it's making progress on its Golden Meadows project near Stibnite, Idaho.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.midasgoldcorp.com/s/news.asp?ReportID=602211">company says it continues</a> to advance the project on several fronts. The ultimate goal is to mine gold in the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:19:45 +0000 Scott Graf 32108 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Canadian Company Moves Forward With Idaho Gold Mine Biologists To Poison Yellowstone Stream, Reintroduce Native Fish http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/biologists-poison-yellowstone-stream-reintroduce-native-fish <p>Biologists are preparing to poison off all the fish in a stream in Yellowstone National Park ahead of an effort to restore native fish species to those waters.</p><p>Nonnative brown and rainbow trout have invaded and become established in Grayling Creek and its tributaries north of West Yellowstone, Mont.</p><p>This week, biologists plan to put small quantities of a toxin in the streams to kill off the nonnative trout. Treatments with the chemical Rotenone will continue for two to three years until all of the nonnative fish species are gone.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:37:36 +0000 Associated Press 30958 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Biologists To Poison Yellowstone Stream, Reintroduce Native Fish Chinook Salmon Return To The Boise River, But Not On Their Own http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/chinook-salmon-return-boise-river-not-their-own <p>Chinook salmon haven't returned naturally to the Boise River for decades, since dams downstream on the Snake River blocked their passage.</p><p>But the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be stocking 300 to 400 Chinook jacks in the Boise River Monday.</p><p>The jack salmon are young Chinooks that return to fresh water earlier than other spawning adults.</p><p>They're about half the size of typical Chinooks that return to rivers.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:59:49 +0000 Associated Press 28211 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Chinook Salmon Return To The Boise River, But Not On Their Own A New Guidebook Highlights Idaho’s Native Fish http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-guidebook-highlights-idaho-s-native-fish <p></p><p>You can pick up a number of different Audubon-style guides if you're a bird watcher.&nbsp; But it’s a different story when it comes to fish.&nbsp; Many Idaho fish haven’t been studied.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 16:46:52 +0000 Samantha Wright 25813 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A New Guidebook Highlights Idaho’s Native Fish Report: Widespread Seafood Mislabeling http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/report-widespread-seafood-mislabeling <p>That nice piece of fish you might order at a restaurant or pick up from the grocery store may not actually be the type of fish you think it is. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:19:40 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 21500 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Report: Widespread Seafood Mislabeling How Much Fish You Eat Determines Water Quality In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-much-fish-you-eat-determines-water-quality-idaho <p>How much fish do you eat every week?&nbsp; That’s a question Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality wants to answer.&nbsp; The agency has asked state lawmakers for funding to study that question.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:43:45 +0000 Samantha Wright 20236 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org How Much Fish You Eat Determines Water Quality In Idaho Authorities Seek Tougher Penalties For False Labeling Of Fish http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/authorities-seek-tougher-penalties-false-labeling-fish-0 <p>When you order that special filet at a restaurant or store, you're often going on trust that the fish actually is what the menu or label says it is. In Washington, two state agencies are asking for tougher penalties to deter seafood fraud. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:54:44 +0000 Tom Banse 19854 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Authorities Seek Tougher Penalties For False Labeling Of Fish Authorities Seek Tougher Penalties For False Labeling Of Fish http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/authorities-seek-tougher-penalties-false-labeling-fish <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/012213TB_FalseLabel_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>OLYMPIA, Wash. - When you order that special filet at a restaurant or store, you're often going on trust that the fish actually is what the menu or label says it is. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:48:01 +0000 Tom Banse 19853 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Authorities Seek Tougher Penalties For False Labeling Of Fish Working For Idaho's Extinct Coho Salmon http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/working-idahos-extinct-coho-salmon <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The Northwest’s declining salmon runs have spurred marathon legal battles and inspired billions in spending to save the iconic species.</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 04:38:05 +0000 Aaron Kunz 17775 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Working For Idaho's Extinct Coho Salmon Two-Headed Trout Leads to Scrutiny of Mine Pollution http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/two-headed-trout-leads-scrutiny-mine-pollution <p>Here&rsquo;s an image you usually don&rsquo;t see without the help of Photoshop: two-headed fish. &nbsp;Pictures of deformed baby trout with two heads show up in a study of creeks in a remote part of southeast Idaho. &nbsp;The study examined the effects of a contaminant called selenium. &nbsp;It comes from a nearby mine owned by the Boise-based agribusiness giant, J.R. Simplot. &nbsp;Critics say the two-headed trout have implications beyond a couple of Idaho creeks.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:58:41 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4478 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Two-Headed Trout Leads to Scrutiny of Mine Pollution