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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Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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