National Fisherman


Dec. 12--Drought conditions are taking their toll on Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River this year, fisheries experts say.
 
Low water releases out of Shasta and Keswick dams, coupled with less water flowing into the Sacramento River from tributaries, has eggs in hundreds of salmon nests in the river "high and dry," killing the eggs and recently hatched baby salmon.
 
"There's a lot of concern out there right now," said Doug Killam, an environmental scientist with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
 
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Inside the Industry

The American Fisheries Society is honoring recently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography director Bill Hogarth with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award — one of the nation's premier awards in fisheries science - in recognition of his long career and leadership in preserving some of the world's most threatened species, advocating for environmental protections and leading Florida's scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Critchlow will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle. He is a former vice president of Lusamerica Foods and has over 35 years in the seafood industry.

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